- Compatible XF 1.x versions
- 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
- Updates duration
- 12 months, $5 updates
- Visible branding
- Yes, but removable with payment
This add-on hides forum content from users who are not registered (or logged in) without being punished by Google's Panda. Google's famous Panda punishes websites that hide their content to users with a low ranking. The rule is that the content must be open to their bots and the users who access it from the search engine, and it mustn't be hidden even partially. However, there is a way around that Google calls "First Click Free". So basically what the add-on does is it allows the visitor be able to see the whole content if the request comes directly from the search engine(s) (also bots). However, users need to register and confirm their account if clicking any other link within the site.
- Set the number of words guests can see without registering
- Avoid receiving a low ranking from Google as a punishment for requiring registration
- Allow guests from Google (or bots) to view the full content of the page directly from the search engine but require registration after clicking any other link within your site
If you have any questions regarding this add-on feature please do not hesitate to ask in the discussion thread.
We hope the following screenshots will give an insight into how [TH] First Click Free can benefit your community: