Google Inc., the world’s largest online advertiser, is experimenting with ways for websites to generate income without showing ads.

The Web-search provider is testing a new service called Contributor that lets U.S. Web surfers pay monthly subscriptions so they don’t have to see ads, Google said on its website today. Initial partners, which share revenue with Google, include technology news service Mashable Inc. and satire website Onion Inc. Google is sending out invitations for the feature, which will charge consumers $1 to $3 a month.

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