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    Linking To Paywall Content


    Hi Guys,

    We have some articles ranking well but are currently behind a paywall with the newspaper.

    Nocookies | The Australian

    That article can be accessed temporarily until you hit the paywall.

    If you plug that URL into screaming frog it returns a 302.

    So I was wondering what the correct link would be to link to for link building purposes?

    Would it still be the URL above or would it be something else?

    Any advice would be very much appreciated!

    Cheers.
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    Why would you link to a subscribe page with those URLs parameters can you just link to the subscribe page or the article page using the normal URL? I've heard about paywall but never used it so maybe there is a particular reason for these parameters...
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    Hi Pierre, that link actually redirects to the subscribe page. If you're not cookied (i.e. if you haven't visited that site before) it will go straight to the article.
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    Good to know I won't be of much help on this one, but can't you check cookies directly once the user lands on your page?

    What I mean is use normal URLs > the user clicks > the users lands on the page > the server checks cookies > either the server let the user read the content or it blocks it and show a fullwidth unclosable pop-up.

    If it is doable you would avoid the redirection issue.

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