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    Google, Yahoo News criteria - authors

    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?

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    This article may help you.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by datadriven View Post
    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.
    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.

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    Thanks for wordsofworth. Google responds to the News approval sites on basis of the content quality and region, the site belongs to.
    Last edited by Shyflower; Jan 11, 2012 at 11:22. Reason: changed response to responds

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    News

    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.
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    Last edited by Mittineague; Jan 23, 2012 at 02:40. Reason: removed fake signature


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