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Author Topic: What happened to the free WSJ articles through Google News?  (Read 2992 times)

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What happened to the free WSJ articles through Google News?
« on: January 10, 2011, 11:44:13 AM »
I was under the impression that if you accessed Wall Street Journal articles through Google News, then you could read the full article for free.  But now it seems like that isn't the case anymore.  Does anybody know what happened here?

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Re: What happened to the free WSJ articles through Google News?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011, 05:03:33 PM »
Greedy capitalist pigs! :P


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Re: What happened to the free WSJ articles through Google News?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011, 05:05:38 PM »
I don't mind and all, it's just I can't find any information about it.  I don't think it could just be an accidental thing.  It's not like it's no big thing to all of a sudden say that we're not allowing free articles on Google anymore.  I just expected more news about it.  But, as usual, it seems like nobody cares...I didn't find anything in my search.

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Re: What happened to the free WSJ articles through Google News?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2011, 05:08:31 PM »
I wasn't trying to be helpful, I was trying to be funny. Sorry. :-[

I don't know anything about it, either. I don't even read the WSJ.


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Re: What happened to the free WSJ articles through Google News?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2011, 05:10:35 PM »
No problem, man!  I wasn't flaming you or anything.  Maybe I do that so much everyone is just used to it.  Yikes!  Really, I'm a pretty nice person....sometimes.  At least my mom thinks so...sometimes.

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Re: What happened to the free WSJ articles through Google News?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2011, 05:20:23 PM »
I guess you've got a personality only a mother could love...sometimes. :P

I didn't think you were flaming me. I just felt a little guilty about not being helpful. No worries. :)


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Re: What happened to the free WSJ articles through Google News?
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2011, 05:40:25 PM »
They probably decided that people getting to leech their stories by going through a google referral cost them more than the perceived value of google indexing their site.

Experts-Exchange.com (heh, they really didn't think that domain name through thoroughly) lets you view answers if going through google, but not through direct links... similar idea, get their content indexed.
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Re: What happened to the free WSJ articles through Google News?
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2011, 07:25:32 PM »
I think what happened was Keith Rupert Murdoch.



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Re: What happened to the free WSJ articles through Google News?
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2011, 09:33:28 PM »
Can you give me an example of an article you can't access? I can't seem to find any that ask you to pay to read them.

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Re: What happened to the free WSJ articles through Google News?
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2011, 04:18:26 AM »
Some papers have the policy that the first X articles are free after which you will have to pay. Maybe you have experienced this on the WSJ website.