Thursday, June 24, 2004

CMP blocks Google News

CyberJournalist reports that CMP Media is blocking all links from Google News. This is an even dumber business decision than mandatory registration. But both drive customers away for no obvious gain.

Update: PoynterOnline and Micropersuasion also comment on CMP's move.

Update: CyberJournalist was contacted by CMP. They claim the blocking of Google was accidental. "For the record, no referral from any Google site should see any blocking page at all, ever," said Mike Azzara, CMP's vice president in charge of Internet business. Good news.

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