Top 10 Negative Google News Ranking Factors

by Peter Voynov on September 26, 2011


The following factors were deemed to be the worst things you could do it your site as relates to Google News rankings:

Top 10 Negative Google News Ranking Factors:

# Factor Description
1 Duplicated Content Using plagiarized or scraped content on your
2 Vague Abstract Headlines No/weak keyword targeting in headlines
3 No Google News Sitemap
4 Poor Quality Content There’s no excuse for bad writing!
5 Blocking Googlebot/Newsbot via robots or META tags Hard to believe this still happens. Go Checkyour robots.txt ?le asap.
6 Slow Site and/or Lots of 500 Errors
7 Poor CitationRank Your article/site is not deemed and authority on a topic as few 3rd party

sites link to you and/or

8 Low ’PageRank” Domain If your SEO program is not competitive, you will have a harder time 

ranking in Google News

9 New Site Sites with low/no trust/history will have a harder time
10 All Syndicated Content With The Same Titles As The Source Site


Check out Top 10 Most Important Google News Ranking Factors

About Peter Voynov

Technical SEO & Web Analytics Specialist @ Peter Voynov LinkedIn

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