Most publications are excited when they see their articles at the top of Google search results. Germany’s VG Media is not one of those publications.
As a result of pressure from publishers, Computer World reports that Google is removing news snippets and image thumbnails from search results of German news sites like bild.de, hoerzu.de and others under the VG Media umbrella.
VG Media insists that Google should pay publishers a portion of the ad revenue that Google collects when it republishes portions of a news article. In response Google will only post an article headline and link.
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