Comments on: Are news publishers losing their minds? http://adigaskell.org/2012/10/21/are-news-publishers-losing-their-minds/ Bringing the world of social business to you Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:23:29 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: karlhain http://adigaskell.org/2012/10/21/are-news-publishers-losing-their-minds/#comment-38390 Wed, 15 May 2013 00:50:59 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=2060#comment-38390 Sounds really funny to me! All these years, news publishers wanted to stay on top of Google News results and suddenly they realized that it is not helping them any more.

Well, as a news publisher customer, I don't want to read the whole journalism junk. I'm pretty much satisfied with the headlines and the short descriptions found in Google news. If I find something interesting, I may click and read in depth.

If there was no Google news, I wouldn't have even know that your news paper existed. So get used to it news publishers. If you don't like it getting indexed, make the necessary steps to get deindexed.

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By: Andrea http://adigaskell.org/2012/10/21/are-news-publishers-losing-their-minds/#comment-33723 Fri, 14 Dec 2012 06:15:06 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=2060#comment-33723 Well it seems to be working!!
http://paidcontent.org/2012/12/13/did-google-pay-

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By: Adi Gaskell http://adigaskell.org/2012/10/21/are-news-publishers-losing-their-minds/#comment-32837 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:34:22 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=2060#comment-32837 The telling thing is Matty that in France not a single publisher actually makes a profit. The industry there gets something like $1 billion in state subsidies each year and still can't make any money.

The value of print advertising has dropped by around 50% in the last few years and publishers are flailing around looking for someone to blame.

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By: Adi Gaskell http://adigaskell.org/2012/10/21/are-news-publishers-losing-their-minds/#comment-32836 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:26:29 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=2060#comment-32836 Quite. Thanks for the comment William.

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By: Adi Gaskell http://adigaskell.org/2012/10/21/are-news-publishers-losing-their-minds/#comment-32835 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:26:11 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=2060#comment-32835 Think you've hit the nail on the head Bryan. Crazy situation.

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By: William http://adigaskell.org/2012/10/21/are-news-publishers-losing-their-minds/#comment-32831 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:06:50 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=2060#comment-32831 The really mad thing about this is that if these publishers are right, it makes a mockery of Google's entire business model. They exist on the premise that clicks on Google search results are valuable enough for companies to pay money to them for their ads to appear there.

Not only do publishers want these listings for free, they actually want Google to pay THEM. It's hard to imagine how they could be any more wrong.

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By: Matty http://adigaskell.org/2012/10/21/are-news-publishers-losing-their-minds/#comment-32832 Wed, 07 Nov 2012 17:07:00 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=2060#comment-32832 This seems so backwards; there was once a day (and I thought it was still that day) that magazines and newspapers published their stories on their websites and were THRILLED to have Google/Google News list the article with a few lines of text for users to see. Why would the papers try to change that? Google likely won’t pay, which means the stories won’t appear in the links, which means that the paper’s website will have fewer visits, and thus facilitate the paper going bankrupt at an even faster pace than they already are.

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By: Bryan http://adigaskell.org/2012/10/21/are-news-publishers-losing-their-minds/#comment-32834 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:24:00 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=2060#comment-32834 So let’s say that the newspapers win and now Google has to pay the publishers in order to put a link on their website when someone searches for that publisher’s name. Google drops all the newspapers from their search engine and now the newspapers lose any traffic that would have come to their site through any search engine. Which I would imagine would be most of it. Then once they realize they have no traffic at all and can’t get any ad revenue from their own site they go back to Google and say “We will let you link our site for free.” Now we are back to the original situation except that both companies have to pay lawyers to deal with the contracts of linking for free.

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By: Adi Gaskell http://adigaskell.org/2012/10/21/are-news-publishers-losing-their-minds/#comment-32709 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 07:09:59 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=2060#comment-32709 Well Pierre Rolland and Google chairman Eric Schmidt met yesterday to try and resolve this issue, but Rolland was adament that this law will go ahead, and Google should pay publishers to send them traffic. Absolutely staggering lack of understanding by the French president. Hopefully Google will tell them where they can stick their free traffic.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/c

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By: Adi Gaskell http://adigaskell.org/2012/10/21/are-news-publishers-losing-their-minds/#comment-32658 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:59:50 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=2060#comment-32658 Quite. Of course the French approach is slightly different in that they want to remain in the index (and get the free traffic), but they want Google to pay for the privilege of having their news sites in their index.

Think they could be in for a long wait.

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