Report: Reddit signs AI content licensing deal with Google

February 23, 2024

Now we know – Google is the unnamed AI company that Reddit reached a content licensing deal with, Reuters reported. Or is the heavy presence of Reddit in Google Search results an attempt at a correction following multiple stories about how searchers are appending Searches with “reddit”. Reddit made it clear last April they wanted AI companies (e.g., Google, Microsoft, OpenAI) to pay for using its content. It’s not just rankings that improved, it’s the pure number of pages ranking.”Here’s Gabe’s full post:22M to 41.1M urls -> OK, so Google has a deal with Reddit to train its AI on Reddit content. Reddit hasn’t gotten all that visibility in Google Search by accident.

The source of this news is from Search Engine Land