datadriven — 2011-12-16T09:22:26-05:00 — #1
When applying to be a news source, does G & Y now require that an author be listed?
I have a site with no author credits, but is a 10+ year old established site.
Perhaps wording on the 'about' page could help matters?
Usually among the news results I see authors cited, but also see what might be exceptions, a few without.
Also - where are stats on searches being done in relation to the regular web search?
shyflower — 2011-12-16T11:19:20-05:00 — #2
This article may help you.
datadriven — 2011-12-18T10:33:41-05:00 — #3
Thanks for the link Shyflower.
We do not have a staff of authors, or 'author biographies' as mentioned by google, as many sites don't.
In fact, all articles are written by me only, and I write for more than one site. With my name unmentioned.
I don't know how G. would feel about me submitting 2-3 sites for news, with my name not listed (chances decrease) or my name on all three. I see where Wikipedia is getting more strict on this too, as far as citing sources and naming authors.
wordsofworth — 2012-01-05T11:44:47-05:00 — #4
As far as I am aware of it, Google News requires author profiles for every site that is submitted - although they have become far stricter on rules in recent months. I would suggest you create author profiles and make sure that you add content attributed to different authors, but they may even see through that now.
raftybooster — 2012-01-11T03:45:12-05:00 — #5
Thanks for wordsofworth. Google responds to the News approval sites on basis of the content quality and region, the site belongs to.
elizeb — 2012-01-19T08:44:43-05:00 — #6
Google need authors and a physical address of the site office, other vice they will not accept. But you can submit news to yahoo by filling a form. The details you need to submit are your personal and site information and they have to review you and accept you into the stream.