Google News can really be a great traffic driver. It was already a good source of traffic when Google News was only accesible through the special “news” tab. Now Google News is also integrated in Universal Search it gets even more interesting to get your content out there.
Getting your content in Google News requires a little bit of work. First of all you need to make sure you live up to the regulations Google has set up for Google News. Second you need to understand how it works. You need to know for example that the position of the news items can change based on how ‘hot’ a specific newsitem is at that moment.
There are many articles out there already about how you can get your content in Google News. Our very own Barry Adams also wrote a post about that on Searchenginepeople for example. But there is one other item which can get you into Google News which gets a little less attention: video.
I want to highlight a few items here which can help you get your video content showing up in Google News, thus driving even more traffic to your site. (more…)