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Tech’ news in brief: Google adds sitemaps to webmaster tools

Google adds sitemaps to webmaster tools, which makes news more discoverable

“Google is making it easier for webmasters to make sure their articles get on Google News with their newly-announced Sitemaps for Google News tool. Sitemaps for Google News is an XML-based, open source protocol that is supposed to allow for greater control over Google crawls as well as more useful data about what gets included and why.”

It’s worth adding that ‘you will only have the news features enabled if your site is currently included in Google News.’

Sitemaps for news aside, what ever happened to just having regular sitemaps for Blogger?

I’ve made my own sitemap for Octane, but there’s no way to do that for a Blogger account which this ‘blog is.

Given that Google owns Blogger, I’d have expected them to have looked into this with the recent Beta version of the ‘blogger update

By Wayne Smallman

Wayne is the man behind the Blah, Blah! Technology website, and the creator of the Under Cloud, a digital research assistant for journalists and academics.

2 replies on “Tech’ news in brief: Google adds sitemaps to webmaster tools”

Sitebases, the next protocol after Sitemaps
It can save the time and press for the search engine, also for the websites.
It can bring new search engine that named Search Engine 2.0 .
Using Sitebases protocol, will save 95% bandwidth above. It is another sample for long tail theory.
In this protocol, I suggested that all search engine can share their Big Sitebases each other, so the webmaster just need to submit their Sitebases to one Search Engine.
And I suggested that all search engines can open their search API for free and unlimited using.

Please visit: http://www.sitebases.org/protocol

Hi and thanks for posting!

It’s funny you mention this, given that I saw something about this very subject only earlier today.

I’ll have a looking into this and see if what it’s all about…

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