This is interesting and offers an alternative to using Ad Blocking software. Essentially for a small monthly fee, readers can pay to remove or reduce the number of ads that are displayed in the Google Display Network on sites they visit.
I can see this potentially doing two things.
1. It may speed up web page load times, if all that is being displayed is a thank you message.
2. You won’t need to install a third party product to remove ads, while at the same time supporting the sites you visit.
Now a lot of people use ad blocking software. I don’t use them personally, because I like to know when a site looks spammy. Also I have seen enough cases where ad blocking software has caused performance issues or simply broken websites for it to be itself worse than just viewing a few ads. On top of that is that morally I don’t think they are good for the internet, or for the people that spend thousands of hours putting together content for us consumers. This new Google Contribute could well be the solution we have been looking for.
Something similar (ish) does already exist. That is called Blendle. Blendle uses micropayments which are charged when you have read an article. Publishers need to actively sign up for Blendl though, whereas with Contributor the onus is entirely on the reader.
Contributor is only available in the U.S. at the moment, but there is a link to request it in other countries. I suspect it won’t be long before it becomes available elsewhere.
h/t Nina Trankova
Originally shared by Denis Labelle
Google Contributor -> contributor.google.com
Contributor is a new source of revenue for your sites, funded directly by your site visitors. With Contributor, users sign up to pay a monthly contribution, and those funds are used to pay for your site—instead of ads. The result is that users see fewer ads and you still get paid.
. Start here: support.google.com/contributor