Our Google News Success

One of the things we have worked hard at over the past year is to get recognised as a news source by Google.  Both and SecurityMiddle are recognised news sources and we are proud of our Google News Success.

So what I hear you say – well what it means is that our ability to SEO optimise our posts is clearly at a very high standard and our original content has been assessed as sufficiently newsworthy and is published on a regular enough basis to warrant the recognition.

Quoting directly from the Google guidelines:
News general guidelines

News content. Sites included in Google News should offer timely reporting on matters that are important or interesting to our audience. We generally do not include how-to articles, advice columns, job postings or strictly informational content such as weather forecasts and stock data.

Journalistic standards. Original reporting and honest attribution are long-standing journalistic values. If your site publishes aggregated content, you will need to separate it from your original work or restrict our access to those aggregated articles via your robots.txt file.

Authority. Write what you know! The best news sites exhibit clear authority and expertise.

Accountability. Users tell us that they value news sites with author biographies and clearly accessible contact information, such as email and physical addresses, as well as phone numbers.

Readability. Clearly written articles with correct spelling and grammar make for a much better user experience. Limiting your use of distracting ads and auto-load videos also allows users to focus more easily on your article content.

How does this help you?  We now find it much easier to get items we post onto Google News page 1 for generic search terms and often we get onto Google front page on generic search terms.  There isn’t a better way of being found than this way.

However, don’t take my word for it, here are a couple of examples of our Google News success (and by the way we have hundreds more…….:

Google News Success Cost Effective CCTV – Search Terms             –  Cost Effective CCTV – 8 Aug 16


Google News Success - Mobile Credentials

Security Middle Search Term                 – Mobile Credentials – 8 Aug 16

Don’t let us blow our own trumpet – give us a chance to prove ourselves to you and personalise our Google News Success to your message and contact a member of the team today.


Philip Ingram – MD