A common request has been to add News Articles to the Google Search Engine Sitemap. Thanks to Bruce Chapman @ iFinity Software, this is now relatively a straight forward process and more importantly, free!
The process I am going to describe is in use on ventrian.com and you can see the results here (notice the article entries?):
Implementing a Google Sitemap
If you haven't already implemented a Google Sitemap on your website, then why not? Here are the reasons why you should implement it.
There is a core sitemap but that won't get news articles entries into the sitemap. Instead, there is an open source sitemap project (of which I am a contributor) on codeplex here:
The instructions for downloading and installing the extension can be found here:
Adding News Articles Google Sitemap
Now that you have the search engine sitemap setup, it's time to install the news articles provider that will allow entries to be populated into the sitemap.
To do this, download the latest news articles provider here:
- http://searchenginesitemaps.codeplex.com/ (navigate to downloads tab)