How to Create a Google News Sitemap for Joomla Sites

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OSMap: How to Create a Google News Sitemap for Joomla Sites

Google News is an excellent source of traffic for many sites.

To help them find your articles, Google wants you to submit a specially-formatted sitemap which has custom news tags and only lists content added in the last 2 days.

I'm going to show you how to create a sitemap for your Joomla site that Google News will accept.

  • Go to Alledia.com and download either the Free or Pro version of OSMap.
  • Install OSMap to your site.
Downloads OSMap
  • Go to Components > OSMap.
  • OSMap will automatically create a sitemap based on your menu links.
  • Check to make sure that all your Google News content is listed in the sitemap by clicking the "HTML" link. If your news content is not included, make a menu link to the content. OSMap relies on menu links to index your content.
The HTML sitemap link inside OSMap
  • Now we can click the "News" link to get the Google News sitemap.
The News sitemap link inside OSMap
A Google News sitemap created by OSMap

About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.