It Would Be Nice If Pay Walled Sites Were Pushed Down In Search Results
I was searching for information on the Idaho earthquake last night, and the first three links I clicked were pay walled. Not that there is anything wrong with paywalls themselves, it’s the publisher’s choice to have them and make money somehow. Hell, if prices were more reasonable and there was a safe, reasonable payment method, I’d pay for a few sites.
My only issue with them is when they show up as a top search result on a search engine with the full snippet of what you’re searching for, but then when you click the link it’s pay walled. It would be handy if search engines somehow had a way to mark a pay walled site as such, so I don’t waste my time clicking on it. Even better would be to base the search results on what is available to anyone who visits the site.