How to optimize WordPress Permalink for Google news

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How to optimize WordPress Permalink for Google news

Google News is worlds most popular news search. But getting your site into Google News is not that easy. Most of the applicants got rejected for a very basic reason:3 Digit Permalink.

If you want to submit your site into Google News, the URL for each article must contain a unique number consisting of at least three digits. For eg. domain.com/article234.html

You can do this simply in WordPress. After Installing the wordpress on your domain, go to WordPress admin > Options > Permalinks.

The default permalink structure of wordpress is domain.com/?p=10.  You can choose from 3 other permalink structures: date & name based, numeric, and custom. To optimize your WordPress URL for Google news choose the Custom option and set the structure as

/%postname%-%post_id%      or /%post_id%/%postname%/

This structure would make your URL compatible for Google news

 

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