Google reveals plans to sell web content with Google Wallet
Google reportedly published and then removed a rough draft on its Google Commerce blog about it soon allowing Google Wallet users to purchase Web content, but 9to5Google was able to grab a cached version of the deleted post.
“Today we are announcing Google Wallet for web content – an experiment designed to help content creators bring more of this high-quality content to the web,” announced the company in the draft. “Google Wallet has several interesting features that help your readers feel comfortable buying your web content.”
A few of the features include:
- Buy web pages individually —Users can buy what they desire with prices ranging from 25 cents to 99 cents.
- Instant Refund if they don’t like the content — Available within 30 minutes of purchasing, but Google is keeping a close eye to prevent excessive refunding.
- Long preview content — Search engines rank articles based on the free preview content, so users should make long previews to rank well.
- Rich obfuscated content —Users can show what is available for purchase in an obfuscated version of the page.
- Single secure payment method — Allows users to buy web content with the same Google Wallet account linked across all Google products.
- Provide perpetual access — Content belongs to a user for forever once bought, and Google even provides an archive service to support perpetual access if website expires.
- Compatible with ads — Allows ads to run alongside preview content, so users can get an ad impression without relying on folks to buy the content.