What main things are needed to approve in Google News? Is the domain name or any name? How old should a domain be? What number of articles?
JOHN MEULLER (Webmaster Analyst from Google):
I don’t really have any insight into the details of what Google News uses to pick sites. I believe in the Help Center, they have some more guidelines on what you need to kind of fulfill for Google News. And there’s also a Google News publisher forum where there are a bunch of people there that are really active that can help guide you in the right direction there. In general, Google News is something that does want to make sure that they’re showing something reasonable in the search results, in the Google News Search results. Whereas with web search, we essentially take every website that’s out there and try to rank that as appropriate.