All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Publishers’

Report: Actually, Google May Be Paying About $6M To Publishers

As previously reported, Google announced this week that it has reached an agreement with publishers in Belgium, ending six years of litigation. Publishers had sued Google claiming they violated copyright by displaying snippets in Google News and linking to cached copies of their pages in Google search. It’s essentially the same argument many publishers have been making for years all …

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Google And Publishers Are Getting Along…In Belgium

Google has reached an agreement with news publishers in Belgium after six years of litigation. Publishers sued Google claiming they violated their copyright by displaying snippets in Google News and linking to cached copies of their pages in Google search. This, as you may know, is a pretty standard fight for Google from country to country, as publishers seek more …

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Google Launches Some Text Ad Tweaks

Google announced some new enhancements for text ads on the Google Display Network today. “Text ads have proven to be a great way to help advertisers extend their Google search campaigns to sites in the Google Display Network, enabling publishers like you to earn revenue from your content,” say Johan Land and Stephen Yuan on Google’s Inside AdSense blog. “This …

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Google Resists As German Lawmakers Talk Law That Would Require It To Pay Publishers

You may recall talk of a proposed law in Germany that would require search engines like Google to pay to license content from publishers in order to display headlines (with links) and snippets of text. Lawmakers in Germany are reportedly debating such legislation today, and Google has put out a video and a petition, calling on German web users to …

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The Latest On Google’s Battle With Publishers Who Want To Be Paid For Links

A week ago, we wrote about the battles Google is facing with publishers, specifically in France and Brazil. In France, lawmakers have poposed a law which would require search engines like Google to pay publishers to license content just so they can link to it in Google News search results Google threatened to stop linking to publishers. In Brazil, the …

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Google News Gets Some Layout Adjustments

Google is rolling out some new features to Google News search, including click-to-expand news results clusters, more multimedia and some updates to the layout. “Last year we updated Google News to make it easier for you to scan for stories that are interesting to you and let you dig deeper when you find them,” said product manager Rudy Galfi in …

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Google Makes Changes To AdSense Performance Reports

Google announced some changes to performance reports for AdSense today. The company says the changes will improve usability and make the reports more visually compelling. One change involves the graph area. It now covers a wider areas of the screen. Secondly, the list of metrics has been moved from the right-hand side of the screen to the top in an …

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Bing Adds News Authors To Sidebar

Bing announced today that it has launched a new section for the Bing sidebar to showcase journalists, writers and authors of news stories. Now, when you search for any given topic on Bing, along with the Facebook-powered social results, you’ll see stuff from authors who have discussed the topic. I suppose this is Bing’s response to Google’s authorship (which Google …

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Google And Publishers Reach Settlement After 7 Years

Google announced today that it has reached a settlement with the Association of American Publishers, ending seven years of litigation over a copyright infringement suit filed in October of 2005. Google says the settlement acknowledges the “rights and interests of copyright-holders,” and that U.S. publishers can choose to make available or choose to remove their books and journals digitized by …

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News Corp. Publications To Unblock Search Engines

Back in 2009, news came out that News Corp. would block search engines from some of its content, such as that from The Times and The Sunday Times. Now, it seems News Corp. has had a change of heart. Kind of. According to The Telegraph, content from these publications will begin appearing in Google results next month. However, it won’t …

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What Does The New StumbleUpon Mean For Your Referrals?

This week, StumbleUpon launched a new iOS app with some big changes to the homepage and how users stumble through content, among other things (see our full review and interview with the company here). While the changes have only come to the iOS app so far, some, if not all of them will come to the other mobile versions and …

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Google Affiliate Network Aims To Make It Easier To Get Links

Google has launched some new features for the Google Affiliate Network, which it says will simplify the process of creating relationships and getting links. For publishers, the “Recommended” sub-tab is now the default view for the Advertisers tab, and features a customizable list of available ad programs that Google algorithms predict “may be a good fit”. A new invitations tab …

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