Google to Monetize Google News Soon?

Dec 7, 2005 • 11:23 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google News & Finances

Well I sure hope not, but the possibly is there and Google reps have not dismissed it completely when asked. Imagine what type of monetization potential this untapped resource has currently. According to some offical sources News is the second fastest growing segment for Google and Yahoo this year. 41% of Google users are looking for news. Not natural search, but news search. So it seems logical to eventually harness the potential and milk it for profit.

When will we see ads in our Google News section? No one know for sure, but my guess is potentially sometime in late 2006 or 2007. They are also testing various ad placements internally. Taking a look at the Google News homepage, I am not sure where they would place ads as anything inserted would seem out of place. Guess we will see. If you know anything about this speculation, please comment here?

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Fred Rubble

12/07/2005 04:45 pm

Well, this is one of the things that makes so wonderful aside from having more sources and great organization. Ads, too!


12/07/2005 06:15 pm

I'd be surprised if it takes that long for them to monetize.

Brian Turner

12/07/2005 07:14 pm

Surely not? Otherwise, Google's new statement? "We just stick our ads on other people's stuff."

Paul Montgomery

12/08/2005 01:46 pm

Is this story based on any real new information? Doesn't seem to be. As Fred says, Topix has ads, and has had them from the start. Google would find it harder to introduce ads where there were none before, especially on the customisable front page. I'm guessing they'd stick to AdWords down the side of the news search pages and keep them off the front page, as with search.

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