Many websites and most of the online forums require the user to have been registered and logged-in in order to read the individual posts completely. But many of us get irritated to register just to read a post in a forum which we might not even visit another time. So what is the work around?

Method 1 – BugMeNot

bugmenot-logo

BugMeNot is a free online service where people share their login information of thousands of websites and online forums. All you have to do is, visit BugMeNot and search for the website / forum you want. You will get multiple login details, most of the times they will be valid. If the website you are looking for is not in the list or if none of the login information available is correct then read further for a more fool-proof method.


Method 2 – User Agent Switcher

Almost all the websites which mandates the user to register in order to view the hidden “exclusive” content blocks the Unregistered users, but NOT the Google Bot! Google Bot has the privilege to freely browse through the website without any restriction! We will just be exploiting this special privilege if Google Bot to our advantage ;)

We will be using a Firefox add-on called User-Agent Switcher.

1. Install this plugin and then go to Tools > User Agent Switcher > Options and then again to Options.

user-agent-switcher-options

2. Select User Agent from the left sidebar and click Add. Now in the description field type, add:

crawl-66-249-66-1.googlebot.com

and in user agent field type:

Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.googlebot.com/bot.html)

user-agent-switcher

3. Select Google Bot as your User Script by going to Tools > User Agent Switcher.

user-agent-switcher-google-bot

4. That’s it! Now browse any website or forum without registering!

Please note: This method might not work with those websites/forums related to PRON / adult related / hacking related etc, since most of them won’t be indexed by Google.
Also, it will not work with private torrent websites which makes the torrents accessible to Users alone and not the bots.

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  • http://www.dollarshower.com/ Ajith Edassery

    Hey Raju,
    Thanks for these tips man. BugMeNot immediately worked for me :) and the other hack, I am yet to try…

    Great stuff.

    cheers,
    Ajith

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  • http://technolizard.blogspot.com Simran

    2nd method is easy and useful. I usually leave the forums which require registration.

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  • http://www.niharsworld.com/ Nihar

    Raju,

    This is great tip. Thank you very much. The 2nd tip is very good tip.

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  • http://www.stratos.me stratosg

    the google bot trick is very smart and funny… i will definitely try it out just for the heck of it :)

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  • http://bestblogsindex.blogspot.com Pushkar

    Cool tips. Didnt knew about the User Switcher. Would try this one.

  • tecchgyam

    Thank you for the wonderful tip.I would like to modify ur secong tip.There is no need to use any addons.Follow the simple step given below
    Go to ur firefox address bar type “about:config”(without quote).hit enter
    now look for “Filter” typr “useragent” now look for the value “general.useragent.extra.firefox” double click on that write the date Googlebot/2.X .Now enjoy browsing as a google bot.

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    • http://techpp.com Raju

      @techgyam,
      Thanks for your gyan :) really helpful for everyone!

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    Thanks for sharing useful tip.

  • Timo

    First method is good enough, it,s possible sometimes to find working logins and parols on that site, but the second method is complete fail, sorry for my saying so.

    • http://techpp.com Raju

      @Timo,
      No need to be sorry, everyone has their own opinions :) But it would be better to tell why you think “its a complete fail”

  • jonnie

    I can back that guy up, the first method worked perfectly found working accounts in just a couple of tries…

    but the 2nd has problems, it does not work for me, not sure if it is just me or the both of us, timo and myself.

  • http://www.allcomputertips.com Computer Tips

    Thankyou, I didn’t knew about BugMeNot. I am gonna try it.

  • kais

    maan!! you are da beeest!!! i love youu!!

  • ernest179

    The second way is fail.