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No author tag!
Put "by [author]" between title and content, and don't hyperlink the author (crawler may confuse it for an article)

Remove <news:genres>Blog</news:genres>

Apply to get your site indexed by Google News


It took two weeks for TGN Times to get reviewed and accepted into Google News.

See the exact emails sent and received ------------------------------------------->

Check if your site is in Google News index

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Replace "tgntimes.com" with your domain

TODO before applying to Google News

Publish plenty of fresh and original content daily, at least 3 news items a day.

Also create an "Editors" page with clear contact information.

eg

Google News also requires a "Contact" page.

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In Google News words

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Have news content reporting on recent events -- please note that we
don't include informational and how-to articles, classified ads, job
postings, fictitious content, event announcements, advice columns or adult
content;

Have content that is original to the site;

Are written and maintained by a clear organization, one that has
multiple writers and editors with accessible contact information;

Don't solely promote their own activities or products;
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If your URL changes

Submit the URL of your new site 2 weeks before making the change

Notify Google News of the new URL
Click "I need help with news content I publish"
Click "I have changes to my site I need to report"

Report your new URL at
 
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Email Google News

Here are the 3 emails that got TGN Times accepted to Google News.
  1. Oct 26 2010 Google News accepts TGN Live YouTube channel
  2. Sep 23 2010  Google News accepted TGN Times website
  3. Sep 11 2010  Apply TGN Times to Google news

Email: Google News accepted TGN Live YouTube channel

Hi George,

Thank you for your note. We apologize for the slow reply.

Great news! This message is to confirm that we've reviewed and added your
YouTube channel to Google News. The inclusion of your content should be
processed within the next few days. Please retain this message and refer
to it should you have any issues with your content in Google News.

If you have further questions about YouTube news videos and Google News,
please check out our resources at:
http://www.google.com/support/news_pub/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=93985

Please note that this email only relates to your YouTube channel. Any
requests you have made regarding your website or mobile site have been
considered separately.

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Thanks for your interest in Google News.

Regards,
The Google Team

------------------

Please visit the Google News Help Forum at
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/news?hl=en if you have further
questions. Note that we're unable to provide personal responses to every
message we receive.


-------- Original Message --------


Category_blog::: 1
Category_magazine::: 1
Category_opinion::: 1
Category_other:::
ContactEmail::: george@thegamenet.com
ContactFormVersion: PublisherSubmitInfoV1
Language: en
MobileCategory_other:::
MobileSiteLanguage:::
MobileSiteName:::
MobileSiteURL::: http://
MobileSourceHubsCat_1:::
MobileSourceHubsCat_2:::
MobileSourceHubsCat_3:::
MobileSourceHubs_1::: http://
MobileSourceHubs_2::: http://
MobileSourceHubs_3::: http://
SiteCity::: Vancouver
SiteCountry::: Canada
SiteLanguage::: en
SiteName::: TGN Times
SiteState::: BC
SiteURL::: http://tgntimes.com/
SourceHubsCat_1::: Sports and Games
SourceHubsCat_2:::
SourceHubsCat_3:::
SourceHubs_1::: http://tgntimes.com/
SourceHubs_2:::
SourceHubs_3:::
YouTubeCategory_magazine::: 1
YouTubeCategory_opinion::: 1
YouTubeCategory_other::: Interviews
YouTubeSiteLanguage::: en
YouTubeSiteName::: TGN Live
YouTubeSiteURL::: http://www.youtube.com/tgnLive
author_url::: http://tgntimes.com/editors/
comments:::
contact_url::: http://tgntimes.com/contact/
first_name::: George
how_many_authors::: 6-10
last_name::: Vanous

Email: Google News accepted TGN Times website

From: <source-suggestions@google.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 4:15 AM
Subject: Re: [#690131688] TGN Times news content for Google News
To: george@thegamenet.com


Hi George,

Thank you for your note.

We've reviewed your site and will be adding it to our index for Google
News. In order for your content to be included in Google News, please
follow one of the two options below:

Option 1: Add three digits to your article URLs

Each article must have at least three digits in its URL. This means we
can't crawl an article with this URL:
http://www.google.com/news/article23.html

We can, however, crawl an article with this URL:
http://www.google.com/news/7article23.html

Please also note that if the only digits in your article URL resemble a
year (e.g. "1999" or "2007"), our system may not be able to crawl your
content. If you're able to restructure your article URLs in accordance
with this guideline, Google News should automatically begin indexing your
content within a few days.

Option 2: Submit a Google News sitemap (recommended whether or not you
choose to do Option 1 above)

Your inclusion request will be processed within the next couple of days.
Once it's processed, we encourage you to submit a Google News sitemap.
This tool will enable you to optimize the inclusion of your content
without having to change the structure of your URLs. You can find more
information about creating a News sitemap in our Publisher Help Center:

http://www.google.com/support/news_pub/bin/topic.py?topic=11666

Please keep in mind that the inclusion process may take up to a few days,
and you'll only be able to submit a News sitemap once this process is
complete.

While we'll strive to include as many of your news articles as possible,
we can't guarantee the inclusion of your content in Google News.

Thanks for your interest in Google News.

Regards,
The Google Team

------------------

Please visit the Google News Help Forum at
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/news?hl=en if you have further
questions. Note that we're unable to provide personal responses to every
message we receive.


-------- Original Message --------


Category_blog::: 1
Category_magazine::: 1
Category_opinion::: 1
Category_other:::
ContactEmail::: george@thegamenet.com
ContactFormVersion: PublisherSubmitInfoV1
Language: en
MobileCategory_other:::
MobileSiteLanguage:::
MobileSiteName:::
MobileSiteURL::: http://
MobileSourceHubsCat_1:::
MobileSourceHubsCat_2:::
MobileSourceHubsCat_3:::
MobileSourceHubs_1::: http://
MobileSourceHubs_2::: http://
MobileSourceHubs_3::: http://
SiteCity::: Vancouver
SiteCountry::: Canada
SiteLanguage::: en
SiteName::: TGN Times
SiteState::: BC
SiteURL::: http://tgntimes.com/
SourceHubsCat_1::: Sports and Games
SourceHubsCat_2:::
SourceHubsCat_3:::
SourceHubs_1::: http://tgntimes.com/
SourceHubs_2:::
SourceHubs_3:::
YouTubeCategory_magazine::: 1
YouTubeCategory_opinion::: 1
YouTubeCategory_other::: Interviews
YouTubeSiteLanguage::: en
YouTubeSiteName::: TGN Live
YouTubeSiteURL::: http://www.youtube.com/tgnLive
author_url::: http://tgntimes.com/editors/
comments:::
contact_url::: http://tgntimes.com/contact/
first_name::: George
how_many_authors::: 6-10
last_name::: Vanous

Email: Apply TGN Times to Google News

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Google <source-suggestions@google.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 11:51 PM
Subject: Re: [#690131688] TGN Times news content for Google News
To: george@thegamenet.com


Thank you for your interest in Google News.

In order to help us deal with the large number of requests for inclusion,
we ask that you review our guidelines below and reply to this email if
your site meets our qualifications. We typically include sites in Google
News that:

- have news content reporting on recent events -- please note that we
don't include informational and how-to articles, classified ads, job
postings, fictitious content, event announcements, advice columns or adult
content;

- have content that is original to the site;

- are written and maintained by a clear organization, one that has
multiple writers and editors with accessible contact information;

- don't solely promote their own activities or products;

- don't violate Google's quality guidelines available at
http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=35769#3.

Please let us know if your site fits these guidelines. Keep in mind that
we will not be able to include your site unless it meets our technical
requirements, too. You can review our technical requirements here:
http://www.google.com/support/news_pub/bin/topic.py?topic=11665

After we hear from you, we'll be happy to review your site for inclusion
in Google News.

While we strive to include as many sources as possible, please be aware
that we can't guarantee the inclusion of your articles in Google News. We
appreciate your support as we work to improve Google News.

Regards,
The Google Team

My reply

Hello,

I feel our site TGN Times meets all the qualifications for inclusion in Google News.

Please review us!

--
George Vanous
CEO | TGN Stratics | skype: george.vanous | cell: +1.778.881.7654
www.thegamenet.com, www.stratics.com
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