Yoast News SEO plugin
What does the Yoast News SEO for WordPress plugin do?
Aim for that top spot in Google’s news carousel with our rewritten way of adding relevant schema data like NewsArticle to your articles. There is no easier way for search engines to grasp the main information from your article to make sure it ranks well in Google News and the likes.
XML News Sitemap
The plugin immediately pings Google on the publication of a new post and because it uses the WordPress SEO plugins’ sitemap API it creates a sitemap on the fly: no waiting times, no long sitemap generation issues.
All the relevant schema.org markup
Our News SEO plugin adds all the right and relevant NewsArticle schema.org markup to your posts. This will allow Google to grab all the information they need to make sure your article is properly crawled and indexed, without any hassle and problems!
Advanced News SEO
The plugin allows you to do a bit more advanced News SEO by allowing you to decide whether a specific article should be in the Google News XML sitemap, set a genre, define stock tickers, and choose whether to index it:
With the News SEO plugin you can easily disable specific categories that shouldn’t be included in the Google News XML sitemap. You can select them after you enabled certain post types.