Sitemap Error: Unresolved news source

Last update: 15 November, 2016

The error:

Unresolved news source

Cause

Per the Google News troubleshooting guide, this error occurs when at least one URL in the sitemap doesn’t match the URL Google has for your site.

Solution

1
View the page source of your Google News sitemap using the steps here.
2
Look at each <loc>URL</loc>
3
Do a Google News site search for your domain site:example.com.
4
Does the domain used in Google match all of domains in your source code? This must be identical including http/s and www vs non-www.

The domains are the same

Please contact Google for further assistance here.

The domains are different

If your publication URL is wrong in Google, please update your publication URL in their publisher center.

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