Sitemap Error: Unexpected publication name

Last update: 15 November, 2016

The error:

Unexpected publication name

Cause

Per the Google News troubleshooting guide, this error occurs when the name doesn’t match the name Google has for your site.

Solution

1
View the page source of your Google News sitemap using the steps here.
2
Look for <news:name>SITENAME</news:name>
3
Do a Google News site search for your domain site:example.com.
4
Does the name listed in Google match the name in your source code?

The names are the same

Please contact Google for further assistance here.

The names are different

Please change the Google News sitemap in our plugin to match the name used by Google. If your publication name is wrong in Google, please update your site name in their publisher center.

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