For some reason there seems to be a hangup with google news indexing my articles and even just as a regular article in General Google area. I've not had any issues like this before, but suddenly Google hasn't indexed the latest articles in either News or regular which has never happened before. I checked Google Webmaster Tools and there aren't any errors showing up. I also checked sitemaps, and they're fine even going so far as to test my news sitemap which also came back with no errors. I went through all the FAQ's and everything is checking out. I also did the GoogleFetchBot and everything looks fine.
In my weblog, GoogleBot is definitely visiting the site too.
I don't know if the new algorithm change is causing some indexing glitches today.
In the past year, Google has always indexed within minutes since we're in Google News, but beginning yesterday, there's a huge lag where they don't even get listed in the regular Google Search. I've gone through all the FAQ's and Google Webmaster Tools, but everything is checking out fine so I'm just trying to see if there's something else I need to do. Our site hasn't changed and content is always original and timely and thus why I'm inquiring so much about this change.
I know Google doesn't have to index, but when they've been doing it for so many years one way, when there's such a drastic change, you need to find out why. The articles we posted yesterday slowly came up on regular Google Search after many hours long after we broke the story and this current one today is still not indexing in anything. With Google News, I know the spiders keep constant check on sites they index for that, and since we do several original content stories daily, I'm just a little perplexed. We do the News Sitemap which is in proper format too.
Any help or if I should just try to e-mail Google direct with this query would be greatly appreciated. Our site did a new template, but that was over a month ago, and until yesterday afternoon, every article was getting indexed immediately.
Hopefully I was able to cover everything for better understanding.