That appears to be the case, as Philipp has learned. The deal appears to be a pay per click deal (these are not unusual between high traffic sites and major news services like AP and Reuters), but it does mark a departure for the service, and heralds an actual business model is coming. It short it augurs the day when Google (finally) starts making money of its highly trafficked News site by selling ads against it. From Philipp’s site, Google’s response:
Google has always believed that content providers and publishers should be fairly compensated for their work so they can continue producing high quality information. We are always working on new ways to help users find the information they are looking for, and our business agreement with the Associated Press is one example of that.
I’d love to be a fly on the wall when “fairly compensated for their work” is debated…
5 thoughts on “Is Google Paying Syndication Fees For Google News?”
Do you think that they will test-drive the CPA model and capabilities in this area?
I never thought they’d actually find a way to make money from Google News, so I am pretty surprised by this. Too bad I switched mainly to Yahoo News (which I think is much better).
Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask, Looksmart Teamed up to create a new Click Fraud Project – to be announced in a few hours.
If you have read “The Google Story” by David wise then you probably know how Google news surfaced as a pet project of their Researcher. It is very hot in WA DC. Google encourages pet projects that are cool and their are some business minded folks who are taking the right use of every such product. Cheers!
Danny dispells the myth that Google’s paying per click fees to drive traffic AP articles:
The Merc story was misleading at best.