The News SEO plugin for the Yoast SEO plugin helps you do all the things that allow you to optimize your site for Google News. It creates XML News Sitemaps, editors picks RSS feeds and allows for use of the standout tagand the meta news keywords tag as well as helping you optimize some of the more advanced XML News sitemap options like stock tickers.
XML News Sitemap
The module immediately pings Google on the publication of a new post and because it uses the WordPress SEO plugins sitemap API it creates a sitemap on the fly: no waiting times, no long sitemap generation issues.
Advanced News SEO
The module allows you to do a bit more advanced News SEO Free WordPress Plugin by allowing you to decide whether a specific article should be in the Google News XML sitemap, specify meta news keywords, set a genre and define stock tickers.
With the Yoast News SEO plugin you can easily disable specific categories that shouldn’t be included in the Google News XML sitemap. You can select them after you enabled certain post types.