Re: If my site is subscription based, can I still be crawled?
Oct 18, 2011 3:09 PM
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Google News Publishers
Generally, our users have indicated that they prefer not to encounter a registration or subscription page immediately upon following a link on Google News. If you are a subscription or registration site, there are three approaches to how you can be indexed in Google News:
1. Implementing First Click Free. 2. Opting to have a subscription designation and snippets only. 3. Using robots.txt to block our crawler from accessing your subscription content.
To find out more about these options, check out the Help Center article below.