Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Miscellaneous/Feed for search engines

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  • Problem: Currently, there is no newsfeed for several projects of Wikinews. That's why Wikinews is badly indexed in Google / Bing. There are some exceptions like English Wikinews, but feeds are installed by members of the project itself and not by wiki-software.
  • Who would benefit: People who are searching for news in search-engines. Also, Wikinews projects would benefits because a higher indexation in search engines.
  • Proposed solution: Introduce a general feed system for all Wikinews-projects
  • More comments:


  • Its debatable that this why google doesn't index wikinews high. To be blunt, its probably because wikinews simply isn't popular. That said, this proposal should clarify what it wants which isn't currently available via mw:Extension:GoogleNewsSitemap and/or mw:Extension:FeaturedFeeds. Bawolff (talk) 22:42, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Adding the feeds to the relevant Wikidata items might be a simpler solution for this. NMaia (talk) 12:57, 29 November 2017 (UTC)


  • Support Support --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:12, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support YFdyh000 (talk) 14:58, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Laboramus (talk) 20:36, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Ymnes (talk) 21:01, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Thomas Obermair 4 (talk) 21:56, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Shizhao (talk) 03:03, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Useful and simple - it will also be better to help us follow WikiNews Exilexi (talk) 15:05, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Braveheidi (talk) 08:01, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Lofhi (talk) 19:47, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support wikimedia sister wikis could have a single place with feeds that is indexed by search engines, explore feeds potential at wiktionary and other wikis and put it all in one place Gryllida 00:54, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Ciao • Bestoernesto 01:48, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose Not a development priority. Kudpung (talk) 20:38, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support making Wikinews more useful — NickK (talk) 17:39, 11 December 2017 (UTC)