First Click Free programme From Google is to limit free news access

By Vineet at December 2, 2009 | 12:10 am | Print

BBC reported ,”Newspaper publishers will now be able to set a limit on the number of free news articles people can read through Google, the company has announced.”

Under the First Click Free programme, publishers can now prevent unrestricted access to subscription websites.

Users who click on more than five articles in a day may be routed to payment or registration pages.

‘Gaining’ revenue

“Previously, each click from a user would be treated as free,” Google senior business product manager Josh Cohen said in a blog post.

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