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(Entry was posted by Kushal Shah on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, November 13, 2014).

Google news traffic has dropped over 90%.

Hi all,

I have been facing  news  issue since last few weeks and due to this, #Google   news traffic has dropped over 90%.

The URL to the Google news sitemap is http://freepressjournal.in/post_google_news.xml

In webmasters, "News" section isn`t getting indexed at all, however, "Web" section`s articles indexed is also way too low as compared to `submitted`.

What could be wrong here?

I tried to find the solution on support but all seems working fine for me.

It`s a news portal so 300+ articles goes live daily and there are few errors in #Webmasters   as below:

Server errors: 18
Soft Error: 1
Not Found: 19, 510

These were even higher last month still daily visitors were over 12, 000 which has dropped to 5, 500 average daily visitors.

Do we have anybody who is expert at #Google  news section and help me find a solution?

Any suggestion / feedback would be highly appreciated.

Regards,
Kushal?

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  • Kushal Shah: Hi all,

    I have been facing  ;news  ;issue since last few weeks and due to this,  ; news traffic has dropped over 90%.

    The URL to the Google news sitemap is

    In webmasters, "News" section isn't getting indexed at all, however, "Web" section's articles indexed is also way too low as compared to 'submitted'.

    What could be wrong here?

    I tried to find the solution on support but all seems working fine for me.

    It's a news portal so 300+ articles goes live daily and there are few errors in  ; ;as below:

    Server errors: 18
    Soft Error: 1
    Not Found: 19,510

    These were even higher last month still daily visitors were over 12,000 which has dropped to 5,500 average daily visitors.

    Do we have anybody who is expert at  ;news section and help me find a solution?

    Any suggestion / feedback would be highly appreciated.

    Regards,
    Kushal
  • Jim Munro: Hi  ; ; . We will look at this in tonight's HOA but in the meantime, woul you mind disabling the active links? Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. :)

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