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    Are Google News Approved Websites going up or down in value?

    Hello All,

    I finally got my Google News Approved website converted to wordpress after years of stalling and being pretty lazy with the little 'gem' I've had. It's been a GNA site since around 2008.

    My installation of WP was successful and already posting articles regularly. My goal is to post 20+ pages per day but still working with programmer to work out quarks in the website layout.

    One thing I've wondered, is the value of an aged Google News Website that gets every update shared on front page of google, Going up or Down in 2013? I would think more b/c Google's sure to have cut back on who they allow the service.

    My thoughts are I can develop and sell for 6 figures if I'm consistent within a year OR just maintain and make it my focal on-line business.

    Appreciate all feedback.

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    Could you please clarify what a "Google News Approved" site is for those of us who don't know? I don't know what it is either.

    Obviously I have some ideas of what it might be, but I don't know specifically what you mean.

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    Google News Approved websites are the sites that get news stories posted on front page of Google search every time they are updated.

    https://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-...w=1138&bih=533

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    ^ where the arrow points to in the above attachment/image is the section for syndicated stories. It can show up at top of page, middle, or bottom.

    Twitter auto-tweets some of these based on keywords, good for social signals.

    Some sites automatically link to the articles, great for backlinking

    And of course, since these are picked up within minutes of posting usually, it draws great traffic. If you show up front page for a good keyword, you can draw 20k visitors in a day for one news story. After that, it's up to you to trap traffic.

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    cBusiness, curious to hear your progress with your Google News site. There have been several algorithm changes on the news side of things since you posted which have reduced the traffic to smaller sites. I believe the result is that smaller sites with less authority are probably worth less than they were a couple of years ago and larger sites with more momentum could be of more value.

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