Work around for annoying limits to reading online articles

By
Real Estate Agent with Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info DB-17066

Since you are reading my blog online, I assume you also spend a lot of time reading other stories online as well.  Don't you get frustrated when you click on a link only to have a pop up indicating you have read your limit of free articles and must register?  For example, I was doing some research this morning and hit a roadblock after reading a few results on Glassdoor . . . 

 

With Google Chrome, I just open a new "incognito window" and it doesn't recognize I have been there before so it let's me continue.  All you have to do is . . . 

 

then you can just open a new "incognito page" that won't recognize the cookies stored on your device. . . 

Then, it opens up a brand new window in "Incognito Mode" and magically, you don't have to sign up or register!

This hack works great for lots of websites that tease you with a limited number of "free" views before having to buy a subscription or register (for example:  newspaper and magazine sites).  You can also go into the browser settings and delete your cookies, but for me, this is easier and quicker.

 

Hope this helps!

Comments (28)

Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Thanks for sharing Jim!

This hack works great for lots of websites that tease you with a limited number of "free" views before having to buy a subscription or register (for example:  newspaper and magazine sites).  You can also go into the browser settings and delete your cookies, but for me, this is easier and quicker

 

Jun 06, 2021 09:48 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Great tip, Jim! Now I just need to find a workaround while using my cell phone

Jun 06, 2021 11:29 AM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

Another hack for reading newspapers articles online is to log in through your local library website.  Great article.

Jun 06, 2021 04:27 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thank you Jim!!!! It is so frustrating to run up against a brick wall when you've reached your limit. And I don't want to subscribe just to continue reading. 

Jun 06, 2021 06:49 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

This is a great tip Jim, thank you for sharing!

Jun 07, 2021 01:33 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning, Jim.

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and your advice.

Jun 10, 2021 04:48 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Wow this is a very cool hack Jim!  Thanks!

Jun 11, 2021 03:23 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Great tip, thank you for sharing!

Jun 12, 2021 06:27 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jim Paulson - As stated above "Great tip!".  I have a VPN and sometimes you can fool websites so I rarely use the Incognito feature but I am going to be using it more now!  Your post makes a lot of sense.  In Safari, you can delete the cookies and history from just one website if you choose but obviously going incognito never stores those cookies. Thank you for reminding me. 

Jun 12, 2021 08:01 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Jim - OMG I didn't know that.  That is great information that you shared with us.

Jun 12, 2021 09:43 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That is a great tip and one I can use for some of the sites that try to  block me.  Thank you

Jun 12, 2021 01:00 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Jim:

What a great work-around and so simple to do. Thanks.

Jeff

Jun 12, 2021 02:59 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jun 12, 2021 06:58 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Jim Paulson ,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. I missed it. Great work around for those annoying brick walls we run up against! Thanks for the tip..learned something.

Jun 13, 2021 05:49 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Good suggestion. Will see how I can avoid it online news from my device.

Sam

Jun 13, 2021 07:40 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

What annoys me are the links to stories that allow you to read a paragraph or two, then you have to subscribe to read the rest. No thanks. I'm finally learning to recognize and avoid those links.

Jun 13, 2021 08:53 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

What a great work-around, Jim! I had no idea that was even possible - THANK YOU!!

Jun 13, 2021 12:08 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jim I had no idea love it incognito and we can double our reading:)) great advice, I would have missed this if it was not for our friend Kathy Streib  featuring your post, Endre

Jun 13, 2021 09:10 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I guess it's kind of like the real estate sites where they give 3 free searches and then you need to sign up.  I can see both sides of this.  But, yes a good work around.

Jun 14, 2021 03:28 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That's a great tip and I'll give it a try!  Thanks!

Jun 17, 2021 04:08 PM