Accepted to Google News

news.gifEarlier this evening, I received word from Google that this site would be included in their technology news site. This is significant because this site has been submitted multiple times before but never qualified. One of the more rigid requirements for Google News inclusion is that a site not be single author. In addition, it’s clear from their requirements is that they are looking for media properties, with a bent toward journalism, and not simply “blogs” (for instance, they require a defined editorial hierarchy).

This won’t mean a lot for regular readers of the site. We have not been included because we’ve drastically altered what we do to conform. In fact, just the opposite, this site continues to evolve and the Google News inclusion rubber stamps who we’ve become.

It may take some time for stories to appear in the index, though, so we carry on as usual.

Published by Aaron Brazell

Aaron Brazell is a Baltimore, MD-based WordPress developer, A Senior WordPress Developer for the NBA, a co-founder at WP Engine, WordPress core contributor and author. He wrote the book WordPress Bible and has been publishing on the web since 2000. You can follow him on Twitter, and on his professional blog.