|Web Stories indexing issue solved|
Indexing web stories on blogger is a challenging task for publishers. As you know blogger don't have any plugin option to make web stories, so we need to make web stories get help with third party platforms suggested by Google.
How indexing work for publishers?
90% website owners index their web stories using Google News publisher center through a RSS feed.
For WordPress users, wordpress by default provide them a RSS feed url for web stories
But in blogger there was not any feed link provide from the story maker platforms like visualstories.com or makestories.io.
Note that this is a free method with some limitations. But working without any problem. In free plan images will not appear in Google news, but we do this only for indexing. So don't worry about it.
RSS feed for web stories
I am using Visual Stories for make my web stories so i can give the solution for you if you are using this platform. If you don't know about visual stories, then make sure to read previous article on visual stories setup for blogger with sub directory or sub folder.Visual Stories Setup
Requirement for web stories RSS feed
- Custom Domain
- Connected with visualstories.com
- Sub Folder (Not working with sub domain)
Warning! Login first before generating feed url in the feed generator website, otherwise feed will be deleted after 14 days.
After getting the feed url now go to Google news publisher center content settings and apply steps as shown in images below.
Now close your browser and open it again to see your web stories in Google news app or website. After appearing your stories in Google news, your story will indexed within 5 to 10 minutes.
After posting new stories go to politepol account and my feeds, click edit, click cheak, click save your new web stories here.
If new stories not fetch in Google news then try to refresh your feed url or content section in publisher center.