Importance of Prestige and Popularity for a News Source in Google Algorithm
News Sites are the biggest growing section of all web. Every news site has millions of URLs, and they are publishing every event for every second. Crawling, Indexing, Evaluating, Associating and Ranking all these news posts require strong servers and fast-reflexive algorithms with correct features, samples, decision-trees.
Submitted by John Shehata on Sat, 2021-04-17 23:09
Don't Delete AMP Just Yet!!
You have read the news; Google is removing AMP requirement for Top Stories eligibility starting May 2021. There is a heated discussion online where some SEOs can't wait to remove AMP while others are skeptical.
We have started tracking the % share of non-AMP stories in Top Stories in preparation of the move. So far our data at newzdash.com indicates that about 93-95% of all Top Stories are AMP URLs and +65% of Google Discover URLs are AMP. The numbers have been consistent for a while.
Submitted by John Shehata on Mon, 2021-01-25 10:08
2021 News SEO Trends and Predictions ... Yet Another Annual Top Trends Article, Why? There are many specialties within the SEO community like Tech SEO, Content SEO, Commerce SEO, Link Building, Amazon SEO, etc. Nowadays you see more jobs posted with such title focusing on specific branches of SEO. News SEO, or as a close friend of mine call it "Editorial SEO", is one of those SEO specialties that require specific skills in addition to traditional SEO knowledge.
Submitted by John Shehata on Mon, 2020-12-28 20:32
We believe SEO is a must-have skill for all journalists. Our founder, John Shehata, has been presenting at NYU Journalism Institute for so many years training students on News SEO skills. In 2020, John worked with NYU Journalism Institute to select 2 student to mentor and train on SEO for 3 months, then feature their articles on the NewzDash. We are proud to present Caroline Boden to the SEO community and her first published SEO article, Enjoy!!!
Submitted by John Shehata on Mon, 2020-12-28 17:59
We believe SEO is a must-have skill for all journalists. Our founder, John Shehata, has been presenting at NYU Journalism Institute for so many years training students on News SEO skills. In 2020, John worked with NYU Journalism Institute to select 2 student to mentor and train on SEO for 3 months, then feature their articles on the NewzDash. We are proud to present Hunter Hall to the SEO community and his first published SEO article, Enjoy!!!
Submitted by John Shehata on Mon, 2020-12-21 01:35
As many news publishers struggle to drive revenue and monetize different streams, it is obvious Videos is a one of the most important streams every publisher should pay attention to. Not just because of high CPMs - way higher than display ads - but for the strong Videos Content Visibility across many of Google surfaces. In this analysis we will try to shed the light on Videos Content Visibility in Google News and Google SERPs and the different opportunities publisher may take advantage of.
Submitted by John Shehata on Thu, 2020-11-26 12:22
Many News Publishers have been expressing their frustration on the delay of getting in Google News especially since Google News started including new sites automatically without a submission form.
Till recently Google didn't recognize there was an issue. Few days ago Google's John Mueller acknowledged in a video recorded on October 2, 2020 that the Google News team is backed up in accepting new sites into Google News.
Submitted by John Shehata on Thu, 2020-11-26 12:14
Most news publishers and media organizations want their top story -- especially a breaking news story -- to rank highest among the most read and shared news articles. As SEO specialists with extensive newsroom and publishing experience, we would like to share some insights and tips for ranking within Google News SEO. How can you optimize your news story to be the leading source among your competitors on Google News? What are some best practices and tips for news optimization? What is SEO for news sites?