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Spanish news sites down up to 12% after Google News closure

Friday 30 January 2015 | 08:53 CET | News
News sites in Spain have seen their traffic drop by 12 percent since Google shut down its News service in Spain on 16 December, according to data from Spain's association of newspaper editors, AEDE, reported in El Confidencial. The Google News Spain page was closed in response to new provisions that require payment for the use of headlines and story snippets from news publishers. In general, AEDE's data showed that the largest online news providers, such as El Pais and El Mundo, have seen their traffic dip just 2 percent since 16 December, but smaller media outlets have lost between 5 percent

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