This article was published on October 1, 2014

Google to remove thumbnail and news snippets of German newspapers from search results


Google to remove thumbnail and news snippets of German newspapers from search results
Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin

Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

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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