OSMap: How to Create a Google News Sitemap for Joomla Sites

Google News is an excellent source of traffic for many sites.

To help them find your articles, Google wants you to submit a specially-formatted sitemap which has custom news tags and only lists content added in the last 2 days.

I'm going to show you how to create a sitemap for your Joomla site that Google News will accept.

  • Go to the OSMap page and download either the Free or Pro version of OSMap.
  • Install OSMap to your site.
Downloads OSMap
  • Go to Components > OSMap.
  • OSMap will automatically create a sitemap based on your menu links.
  • Check to make sure that all your Google News content is listed in the sitemap by clicking the "HTML" link. If your news content is not included, make a menu link to the content. OSMap relies on menu links to index your content.
The HTML sitemap link inside OSMap
  • Now we can click the "News" link to get the Google News sitemap.
The News sitemap link inside OSMap
A Google News sitemap created by OSMap