The News SEO plugin for the WordPress SEO plugin helps you do all the things that allow you to optimize your site for Google News. It creates XML News Sitemaps, editors picks RSS feeds and allows for use of the standout tag and the meta news_keywords tag as well as helping you optimize some of the more advanced XML News sitemap options like stock tickers.
“Being a publisher requires that you’re listed in Google News, as it can provide you with more visibility and visitors. News SEO by Yoast makes sure we can keep up to date with the changing requirements by Google. In addition to the WordPress SEO plugin, which we’re already using, it’s a must have for everybody wanting to be included in Google News.”
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