A Search Wall for UK Times

The UK’s Times and Sunday Times are putting up search walls in addition to pay walls. The papers, which plan to start charging users for access to their newly redesigned web sites in late June, will prevent Google and other search engines from linking to their stories. Although they are not the first papers to erect pay barriers around their content, the papers are going a step further by making most of their site invisible to Google’s web crawler. Except for their home pages, no stories will show up on Google

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