PayWall

term for Business Model where website (esp Newspaper) has some amount of content available for free, but makes you pay for more.

a type of Walled Garden?

if you're building one, it makes sense to

  • have human able to read infinite number of meta-content pages - navigation pages, etc.

  • allow any piece of content to get read if reader is following a link from another site

  • allow some WebSpider-s (e.g. Google) to index everything on the site. (Heck, I did this for MedScape in 1998 or so...)

  • note that these "exceptions" create an easier opportunity for a "hacker" to defeat your paywall, but it's worth it.


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