Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Nov 2009 14:58 UTC
In the News It is no secret that Microsoft is doing whatever it can to eat away at Google's immense market share of the search market, with Bing being its most ambitious effort yet. Well, it seems the battle just got a whole lot dirtier, as The Financial Times has uncovered news that Microsoft has approached several news content providers, offering them money if they "de-index" their sites from Google.
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by kragil on Tue 24th Nov 2009 01:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Rubbish"
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Nope, the internet is full with copies of the same "news". When all the commerical vendors go to Google, nobody will care because the information is still out there and indexed by Google.

There are a lot of public news organisations that aren't allowed to delist google, then there are sites like Huffington Post that will never delist Google.

And paying for indexing in general will not happen, even MS isn't that stupid. Then the genie would be out of the bottle.
The basis of search is that you can index for free. Their whole business model would be dead if they start to pay for indexing.

Indexing premium content from behind the paywall maybe.

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