Handy links for news publishers

Handy Links for News Publishers

From the basics of news writing to advanced SEO, this is a developing list of handy links for news publishers. Google Tools and Documentation Useful tools and information available directly from Google: Google Publisher Center (Google News and the Reader Revenue Manager) – https://publishercenter.google.com Google Publisher Center documentation – https://support.google.com/news/publisher-center … Read more

Can You Make Money With Subscribe with Google?

Can you put Subscribe with Google on your site and make money? Yes – if you have the right content. What’s the right content? Let’s dig in: Unique Content Is Critical Few people are going to pay for something they can easily get somewhere else for free. What you offer … Read more

Subscribe with Google & AMP Are Incompatible (Mostly)

Ah, AMP… Accelerated Mobile Pages… what a sordid history. Launched in 2015 and taking the internet by storm, AMP was thought to be the answer for a faster web experience. The idea was that sites would use a simpler set of standards designed specifically for mobile users. Google would then … Read more

How to use SwG & Also Register Users in WordPress

You set up a paywall on your site using Subscribe with Google (SwG). When a reader subscribes, Google manages access. As long as the reader is logged into their Google account, Google let’s them pass through the paywall seamlessly. You have access to the subscribers name, email address, status, payment … Read more

JavaScript Paywall Pros & Cons

There are two general ways to add a paywall to your site. Client-side or server-side. The code for a client-side paywall is implemented in the reader’s browser. This is generally done using JavaScript. The code for a server-side paywall is implemented on the website’s server, the computer that the website … Read more

Subscribe with Google Content Policies – What’s Not Allowed?

I missed when exactly they posted these, but sometime over the last two weeks Google published the new Subscribe with Google (SwG) Content Policies. Google has the policies divided into two sections – ‘user’ and ‘content’ – which seems like an odd way to do it. When they say ‘user’, … Read more

Cancelling a <i>SwG</i> subscription (publisher view)

How Cancellations & Refunds Work with Subscribe with Google

You subscribed to a website using Subscribe with Google (SwG) and want to cancel or request a refund. Or you’re a publisher that needs to cancel a subscription or provide a refund. How do you go about it? Let’s start from the subscriber perspective. Subscriber: I Need to Cancel my … Read more

What It’s Like To Subscribe Using Subscribe with Google

Let’s take a look at what it’s like to subscribe or contribute using Subscribe with Google from the perspective of one of your readers. The reader experience It starts at the subscription or contribution prompt. The background is greyed out and the prompt appears over the content. The prompt lists … Read more