How to optimize your visibility on Google News?

With Ozae, you can monitor the best time to publish the right article and hope to get out on Google News. Indeed, the more you emerge in Google News, the more likely you are to appear in the Onebox news carousel, even if the overall rankings may differ quite widely.

After logging in to the platform, go to:

  • Newsroom > Live Clusters
  • Indicate the name of your source (ex: lefigaro.fr)
Screenshot of the source selection
Screenshot of the Live Clusters report on Ozae
  • Click on the category that interests you (ex: Business, Top Stories…)
Screenshot of the GNews category
Screenshot of the Live Clusters report on Ozae with the different Google News categories
  • Check back regularly for this report (it updates automatically). You can display it on a large screen in the newsroom.
Screenshot of the Live Clusters report
Screenshot of the Live Clusters report on Ozae

Different metrics are then presented to you. You will see the clusters present “live” on Google News and see if you are placed on them or not. The next question is how to get on top of it if you’re not there.

First metric to look at: the presence of the orange thumbnail (which you can see in the screenshot above) that indicates that the cluster is recent. The more recent it is, the more likely you are to be able to place yourself on it.

Two metrics must then be taken into account:

  • Look at the number of items already present in the cluster. The fewer there are, the less competition there is and the more likely you are to place yourself on the cluster.
  • Look at the total Google News score of the cluster: the higher it is, the more interesting (because it is more visible).

To save time and always be aware of the latest clusters released, thanks to Ozae, you can be alerted by email as soon as a new cluster appears on Google News for the category or categories that interest you.

Screenshot of the alert button for the Latest Clusters

Then select the time slots during which you want to receive the latest clusters by email, so that you do not receive any messages outside your working hours. Choose the parameter that will send a new email each time new clusters appear. This allows you to keep up to date with the latest news without having to connect to the platform.

Screenshot of the alert email parameters

In summary to optimize its visibility in Google News:

  • Publish articles on clusters with the highest Google News score and the lowest number of articles
  • Plan to publish an article as soon as a new cluster appears (“New”)
  • Configure your email alerts to be informed when a new cluster is created

Complete your alerts on the creation of new clusters for a global view of the news on Google News with alerts that will allow you to have a summary of the news according to your needs by reading our article “Receive the best of the news just before the editorial conference and throughout the day”.

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Ozae is a monitoring and analysis tool that scans news published on Google News, Apple News FR and Google results (AMP, Onebox News and organic results).

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