2 added 78 characters in body
source | link

This really doesn't have much to do with Wordpress or Yoast.

Check the docs at Google News and see the requirements for what they consider to be a "news" site and how to submit a news sitemap, which is different than an overall xml sitemap.

Sounds like your site got knocked out of GNews because you're not following Google's requirements for a news site, i.e. a news sitemap and, a certain style of URL and an "OK" from Google to be indexed for news.

You may need to change your Wordpress URL permalink scheme to fit into what Google wants for a news site, if they accept the site for news.

Difference between Google News and Google Search Sitemaps - Google Groups and

and

Google News Forum Publisher FAQ - Google News (publishers) Help

This really doesn't have much to do with Wordpress or Yoast.

Check the docs at Google News and see the requirements for what they consider to be a "news" site and how to submit a news sitemap, which is different than an overall xml sitemap.

Sounds like your site got knocked out of GNews because you're not following Google's requirements for a news site, i.e. a news sitemap and a certain style of URL.

You may need to change your Wordpress URL permalink scheme to fit into what Google wants for a news site.

Difference between Google News and Google Search Sitemaps - Google Groups and Google News Forum Publisher FAQ - Google News (publishers) Help

This really doesn't have much to do with Wordpress or Yoast.

Check the docs at Google News and see the requirements for what they consider to be a "news" site and how to submit a news sitemap, which is different than an overall xml sitemap.

Sounds like your site got knocked out of GNews because you're not following Google's requirements for a news site, i.e. a news sitemap, a certain style of URL and an "OK" from Google to be indexed for news.

You may need to change your Wordpress URL permalink scheme to fit into what Google wants for a news site, if they accept the site for news.

Difference between Google News and Google Search Sitemaps - Google Groups

and

Google News Forum Publisher FAQ - Google News (publishers) Help

1
source | link

This really doesn't have much to do with Wordpress or Yoast.

Check the docs at Google News and see the requirements for what they consider to be a "news" site and how to submit a news sitemap, which is different than an overall xml sitemap.

Sounds like your site got knocked out of GNews because you're not following Google's requirements for a news site, i.e. a news sitemap and a certain style of URL.

You may need to change your Wordpress URL permalink scheme to fit into what Google wants for a news site.

Difference between Google News and Google Search Sitemaps - Google Groups and Google News Forum Publisher FAQ - Google News (publishers) Help