Google Ends First Click Free

I’m disappointed in Google ending First Click Free.

I think that shutting down First Click Free is a poor decision for users, but a potentially beneficial one for big publishers.

I’m not convinced even this sop will allow the gilded news publishers to reap the profits they feel they so richly deserve.  

Get ready for “flexible sampling” by reading and following the Key Actions List.

#SEO #SEONews #GoogleNews #FirstClickFree #FlexibleSampling #WebSpam #Cloaking
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TWIS Google Ends First Click Free

I think Google ending First Click Free will set the cat amongst the pigeons.

If news publishers can rank with user-inaccessible content, what about other websites?

I do feel sorry for new publishers though. Those glass-walled offices in big city-centres can;t be cheap.

Read this SEO update from TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 15 Sept 2017 and find out your options if First Click Free ends.

#SEO #SEONews #FirstClickFree #GoogleNews #Revenue #AdStrategy
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TWIS SEO News & Updates 25th August 2017

Click to read the very latest SEO News and Updates for w/e 25 August 2017 and you will discover the following fabulous stories:

– BrightEdge showing 57% of search now mobile;
– Google’s attempt to mollify news publishers with subscription help ;
– A brand new Q&A feature in Google Local.;
– AMP ads get some supercharged speed;
– Google picks a single canonical, even if you try your best to confuse it;
– As well as some newsy, snippety SEO Bits & Pieces.

#SEO #SEONews #MobileSearch #GoogleNews #LocalSEO #AMP #CanonicalURLs
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Google News Facelift June 2017

The news we’ve all been waiting for! Google News has had a facelift for the first time in 7 years. Aside from tweaked look and feel, they are also trying to deal with echo chambers and fake news. Read about the changes in this post.

If you would like to discuss ways this facelift could impact your traffic and visibility on Google News, and how to improve it, please feel free to contact me.

#SEO #GoogleNews #UserExperience

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