Traffic To News Sites Down After Being Forced Out Of Google News in Spain by @mattsouthern

By Matt Southern

If you’ve ever wondered how important Google News is when it comes to driving traffic, I’d like to draw your attention to what’s going on in Spain right now. Google was recently forced to drop Spanish news websites from its news index after the country passed legislation allowing newspapers to charge if even a snippet of their content were to appear for free within Google News. Gigaom reports that external traffic to those Spanish news websites has since fallen by 10 to 15 percent compared to a week before the legislation was passed. While external traffic dropped, overall traffic was […]

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