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Nearly week accepted, but news not indexing, can you help please?
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erku
Level 4
4/5/11
Hello Harvey,

Our site has been accepted in Google news for already nearly a week.

However, the news is not indexing, despite Sitemap showing no errors.

[#783286292] http://bit.ly/11iPx0

Until yesterday the sitemap was showing (site not in Google news), despite acceptance letter last week. Today that message is gone and the sitemap is showing a green light in Webmaster Tools. So I assume this also confirms that the site is in Google News.

Would you please help or look into this issue?

Thank you.

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Harvey P.
Google Employee
4/5/11
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Hi erku,

Thanks for your question. It looks like your sitemap is correctly formatted and we are able to crawl articles from it. If you just noticed that your sitemap has been accepted in Webmaster Tools, it may just take one more day for your articles to appear in Google News. We appreciate your patience.

Thanks,
Harvey
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mariancvrt
Level 1
4/5/11
is there anything we can do to solve this error? :| its been more than 2 weeks since our articles stopped getting indexed
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erku
Level 4
4/5/11
Hello Mariancvrt

Are you sure your site is in Google News? First make sure that.

In our case, we are accepted, but still not showing in the index.
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Harvey P.
Google Employee
4/5/11
Best answer - erku (Asker)
Hi erku,

Thanks for your question. It looks like your sitemap is correctly formatted and we are able to crawl articles from it. If you just noticed that your sitemap has been accepted in Webmaster Tools, it may just take one more day for your articles to appear in Google News. We appreciate your patience.

Thanks,
Harvey
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erku
Level 4
4/5/11
Sweet news Harvey,

Thank you very much.
Best regards

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mariancvrt
Level 1
4/5/11
erku, we've been accepted around 2 weeks ago, but none of our news were published. I m still trying to get Harvey fix this issue.

I checked your site, but cant see any articles published also :|
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erku
Level 4
4/5/11
Mariancvrt,

what is the status of your google news sitemap?
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mariancvrt
Level 1
4/6/11
check it here
http://img98.imageshack.us/f/​webmsm.jpg/
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gogoi
Level 4
4/6/11
I thought that the Tag for News Sitemap should be only News. Your sitemap shows, News, Images.

Maybe you can try posting few more stories. And, then have a sitemap only for News.
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mariancvrt
Level 1
4/6/11
It appears News,Images because I have image tags inside the sitemap. I dont know what should appear in there, that's why I need Harvey to take another look on the website.

:) if anyone can get in touch with him, I would appreciate if he could check it again
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erku
Level 4
4/6/11
Do you have webmaster tools account? see if there are some errors reported in your sitemap?

Look under Crawling errors under News Sitemap

Also, what CMS are you using?
Wordpress and Drupal have ready to go Google News Sitemaps.

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mariancvrt
Level 1
4/6/11
no errors come up

i m using vivvo, maybe i should migrate to wordpress, but as far as i know, google only grabs data from the sitemap, so the script shouldnt affect the news indexing.
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erku
Level 4
4/7/11
Forgive me Harvey if I am sounding not patience,

but, while the sitemap has been accepted there is no movement, and it's going already the 3rd day.

The problem is that in our Webmaster Tools under Crawl errors we don't see News appearing yet.

We only see

Web Mobile CHTML Mobile WML/XHTML


I was thinking could this be the reason of the delay? We were hoping that News tab will show there and if there are errors or no errors that would have reflected under News Tab.

If you don't mind, would you please let us know? In the past once we have been approved by Google News, it used to take only 2-4 days maximum. Now it has been a week.

Thank you for your help.
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mariancvrt
Level 1
4/7/11
I told you erku, there is something wrong with our websites :( if Harvey can figure it out, please let me know.

[#761207300]
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erku
Level 4
4/7/11
Harvey the news is still not being indexed, please would you help? Would greatly appreciate it.

[#783286292] http://bit.ly/11iPx0

Thank you.
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