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Google gives details about the situation of paid content in Google News

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
14 years ago3,110 views

"As newspapers consider charging for access to their online content, some publishers have asked: Should we put up pay walls or keep our articles in Google News and Google Search? In fact, they can do both – the two aren't mutually exclusive. There are a few ways we work with publishers to make their subscription content discoverable. Today we're updating one of them, so we thought it would be a good time to remind publishers about some of their options.

Google has strict policies against what's known as cloaking: showing one web page to the crawler that indexes it but then a different page to a user. We do this so that users aren't deceived into clicking through to a site that's not what they were expecting. While the anti-cloaking policies are important for users, they do create some challenges for publishers who charge for content.

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Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

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TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

OK, so the **ONLY** new thing in this story is... 2 new lines in a paragraph of Google News guidelines. No more. What a story...

[put at-character here]Wouter : no! It's a bug from Google API!!!

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I wanted it to be true!

Yeah but still. We are witnessing the fall of traditional media. The Interwebs of the free, against the established order!

Google should create more media. I want movies on youtube, free rich realtime news, free music.

A nerd can dream, right?

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