“Being a publisher requires that you’re listed in Google News, as it can provide you with more visibility and visitors. News SEO by Yoast makes sure we can keep up to date with the changing requirements by Google. In addition to the Yoast SEO plugin, which we’re already using, it’s a must have for everybody wanting to be included in Google News.”
Advanced News SEO
The module allows you to do a bit more advanced News SEO by allowing you to decide whether a specific article should be in the Google News XML sitemap, set a genre, define stock tickers, and choose whether to index it.
With the News SEO plugin you can easily disable specific categories that shouldn’t be included in the Google News XML sitemap. You can select them after you enabled certain post types.