John Mueller from Google launched a new video series on the Google Webmaster YouTube channel called Google Search News. It looks like Google will be providing a news recap, maybe monthly, of the more important releases and changes that webmasters care about. … [Read more...] about Google’s John Mueller Google Search News Videos
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Specifically, Hitwise looked at the top 100 sites sending traffic to News & Media sites last week, then added up all those that were run by Google or Yahoo or MSN to give the “whole” figures shown above. Each of the first three was listed as “Google properties” or “Yahoo properties” or “MSN properties” but Facebook was not listed that way. However, as Facebook run virtually everything I know of within Facebook.com, my assumption is that the Facebook figure is for “whole” Facebook as well. It’s not clear if MSN includes all Mircrosoft properties such as Bing or not. … [Read more...] about Does Facebook Trump Google For News & Can’t We Measure Twitter Correctly?
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the notion of “fair compensation” presented in the article is equally difficult. To some degree it’s tied to the fair use debate. Separately I’ve argued that Google should be doing more revenue sharing with publishers and content producers on money generated from ads on Google News. And, as everyone knows, newspaper publishers are almost uniformly going to re-introduce pay walls on their sites. This will probably not succeed as a revenue strategy but I don’t fault them for trying it. At this point they need to try everything. … [Read more...] about Google Versus News Organizations: What’s Fair?
The case carried on for six years in total. In the end, it was settled in what’s become common when Google is in disputes with publishers. Google pledges some nebulous collaboration that will support the industry. See also the €60 million “Digital Publishing Innovation Fund” it created for France last year. … [Read more...] about Rather Than Opt-Out Of Google, German News Publishers Demand 11% Cut Of Revenue