Become a Google News Publisher - Get your Site Approved Now
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Become a Google News Publisher - Get your Site Approved Now

A comprehensive tutorial covering all there is to know about building and getting a site accepeted into Google News
3.6 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
44 students enrolled
Created by Jeff Hunt
Last updated 11/2014
Price: $45
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to make an income from Google News
  • Learn the 2 key things Google insists on to approve a news site
  • Learn how to maximize profit from your site
  • Learn how to create the site from scratch using simple WordPress
  • Learn which pages Google requires for a news site and what to put on them
  • Learn WordPress basics (for those new to WordPress)
  • Learn domain name and web hosting basics (for those new to websites)
  • Learn how to recruit writers, where to find them for low cost
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  • No materials or software are required for this course. The course will introduce you to tools and resources you may need to be a profitable news publisher.

Please Note: Google News made a change in April 2015 which greatly reduced the traffic they send to small news publishers. It is much harder for small publishers to make any money and I do NOT recommend this course to those of you who are new to news and looking for a way to make income online. Those who are already running a news site may find some useful information here. Those starting out should check out HeckYeah dot org for ideas on how to acquire revenue generating websites.

This course will teach you how to make money by becoming a Google News approved news source. A relatively tiny number of websites have the distinction of being syndicated by Google News and this course will teach you how to build a simple website and get accepted by Google.

Created with absolute beginners in mind, students are guided through every step of the process, from choosing your domain name to sourcing a hosting package and right through to comprehensive WordPress skills.

Every hour of every day, Google News articles earn hundreds of thousands of clicks from all over the world and generate spectacular revenues for their respective site owners. This course will take you through every step required to appear in Google News, ideally on the very first page.

Successful Google News sites have the potential to earn hundreds of dollars each day because the appear in the Google News portal. You can enter the world of Google News in your time and at your own pace, using an easy step-by-step approach with no specific time constraints.

News Chest is quite simply the web's most comprehensive resource on the subject of building, running and selling Google News Sites for maximum returns.

As a secondary source of revenue or a new career direction outright, Google News Mastery could be your ticket to the big time.

Who is the target audience?
  • Entrepreneurs looking for a new income stream
  • Those who want to learn how to build an income website from scratch
  • Experienced news site owners who want to increase their sites profitability
  • Students who have never created a website will find all the instructions they need to create one from scratch. Students who are already familiar with the basics of creating a website will be able to skip forward to the videos in the course that talk about the specifics of Google News site approval and news site profit maximization.
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
Why Google News
2 Lectures 25:42
  • Purpose of Google News from Google’s perspective
  • What it looks like
  • What sites are included in Google News (Update: 50,000 sources according to Google in Fall of 2012)
  • How news is displayed in Google Search results and getting traffic from Google News
  • Google News is a search results gift from Google but the entry fee is getting accepted into Google News
Preview 09:19

Operational Value

    How to Monetize Your Site Using

    Adsense and Other Ad Networks

    Affiliate Products

    Press Releases


    Link Sales

    Net Profit After All Costs Ranges from 150% to 850% Investment Value

Asset Value

    Value of Google News Sites Sold Immediately After Acceptance

    Google News Sites with History of Strong Traffic and Earnings

    How to Advertise and Sell Your Site Using the Web’s Best resources

Strategic Value

·Using Your Google News Site In Conjunction With Existing or Additional Websites

Preview 16:23
Getting Into the Game
2 Lectures 08:46

Building a News Site

Getting Your Site Accepted by Google News

Hitting Financial Targets

Developing Your New Business and Maximizing Profits

Goals and Gameplan

Making the Decision Between Building a Site from Scratch or Buying a Turnkey Site

Weighing Up the Pros and Cons of Both

Build or Buy?
Two Critical Things
1 Lecture 05:02

Learn the Two Pivotal Secrets Required for Successful Google News Submissions

Two Critical Things
Building and Setting Up Your News Site
9 Lectures 01:17:35

Essential Guidelines on How to Choose Professional Domain Names

What Google is Looking For in a News Site

Where to Look, What to Watch For

New Versus Aged Domains

How to Buy, What to Pay

Choosing a Domain Name

    How to Choose a Hosting Company

    The Hosting Package You’ll Need

    How to Buy and Subscribe

    How to Set Up FTP for File Transfer Purposes

Web Hosting for Beginners

Linking your domain with your chosen web hosting package

Domain Setup with New Web Host

    How to Build a News Site with WordPress From the Very Basics

    Step By Step Guidelines on Installing WordPress

WordPress Setup

How to Choose an Appropriate Theme and Install In

What Google is Looking For

What Themes and Attributes to Avoid

WordPress Themes

The Importance of a Professional Logo

How to Source a Pro Logo for the Lowest Price

Advice on DIY Logo Design

Applying Your Logo to WordPress

Logo and Branding

Choosing the Most Appropriate News Categories For Your Website

Creating the Menus Within WordPress

Posting Articles to Each Respective Category

Adding Pictures and Graphics

Menus and Categories

Getting the Most Out of Your Site with the Best WordPress Plugins

The Plugins You Need, the Plugins You Must Avoid

Introduction to WordPress Plugins

Technical Information on Points 100% Mandatory for Google News inclusion

Additional WordPress Settings
Critical Content for Your News Site
3 Lectures 47:25

    Learn the Pages You Must Include for Google to Accept Your Site

    How Your Writing Team Can and Will Influence Google’s Decision

    Without All Key Pages, Your Application Will be Denied

Key Pages

How to Find the Best Writers for the Lowest Prices

Understanding the Traits of a Quality News Writer

Learn the Writing Standards Google is Looking For

Article Structure, Tone and Purpose

Recruiting Writers and Writing Standards

Learn Which Articles Make the Most Money

Discover What Google Expect from Professional News Articles

What To Include, What To Avoid, How To Succeed with Every Article

Article Content
Google News Submission
1 Lecture 08:55

The Moment of Truth – Making Your Google News Application

How to Apply, How to Appeal to Google,

Submission Mistakes to Avoid

Applying to Get Into Google News
Operations and Making Money
3 Lectures 31:14

    Transforming Your Google News Site Into a Monetized Site

    Using Google Adsense to Generate Advertising Revenues

    Affiliate Link Guidelines

    Press Releases

    Placement of Adverts

    Collecting Your Earnings

Making Money

    The Importance of Spam Avoidance

    How to Inform Google of Complaints

    General Privacy and Data Protection Advice

Resources and Protecting Your News Site

Trade Secrets on the Most Profitable Google News Article Topics of All

Discover Where to Focus for the Highest Possible ROI

Learn Which Topics Are Unlikely to Offer Attractive Returns

Profitable Article Topics
About the Instructor
Jeff Hunt
3.6 Average rating
4 Reviews
44 Students
1 Course
Online Entrepreneur

Jeff Hunt is a website investor and online entrepreneur. He has owned more than 300 income producing websites and is the author of The Website Investor: The Guide to Buying an Online Business for Passive Profits.

Jeff is also an accomplished Google News publisher and has owned and operated over 15 news sites and managed many more. Besides operating his own portfolio of web businesses, he coaches online marketers on how they can get into the news business and grow the profits of their existing online businesses.