Google Gives You “First Click Free”
One of the most annoying things for a web user is to search the whole web, find what looks like a desired result and then end up being on a log-in-page.
These pages have just one motto in mind… Give us money, else go away! Personally, I find it more convenient to move away from that page because I always feel that I can find that information on other pages as well.
But if you are willing to go for a subscription model, then Google has got something for you! They call it “First Click Free.”
“In order to help users find and access content that may require registration or a subscription, Google offers an option to web and news publishers called "First Click Free." First Click Free has two main goals:
- To include highly relevant content in Google’s search index. This provides a better experience for Google users who may not have known that content existed.
- To provide a promotion and discovery opportunity for publishers with restricted content.” – Google
“Webmasters wishing to implement First Click Free should follow these guidelines:
- All users who click a Google search result to arrive at your site should be allowed to see the full text of the content they’re trying to access.
- The page displayed to all users who visit from Google must be identical to the content that is shown to Googlebot.