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…