Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Now you can buy Web content with Google Wallet

A post appearing in the Google Commerce blog's RSS feed today said that soon users will soon be able to pay for web content using Google Wallet, buying individual articles for an average of $0.25 to $0.99 each. Once users buy the page, they will own it forever, Google said. The post appeared to be a draft, though, and has yet to appear on the blog.
"Users love free content, and so we expect that advertising will remain the most effective monetization model for most content on the web," the company said in the post. "However we know that there is more great content that creators could bring to the web if they had an effective way to sell individual articles that users can find with search."
Google characterized the project as an experiment -- one "designed to help content creators bring more of this high-quality content to the web."

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