January 17, 2013 at 10:05 pm #8361
I’d like to be able to share content that is available for free to people the first time they visit, but upon a second visit, they’re prompted to subscribe.
This way, they can read the content, then share it with a friend. Both the reader and friend will experience the content freely, but upon returning to site to read another story or clicking on a different story, they’re prompted to subscribe.
Thanks for your assistance as always.January 18, 2013 at 12:20 am #53138
First click free is a Google thing and only works with Google. eMember’s first click free feature works according to Google’s guideline. We won’t do anything with that first click free feature because it is very easy to get your site blocked if you do things incorrectly and Google considers that practice a black hat technique.
Now, that doesn’t mean your idea is not good. So maybe that could be a different feature. What did you have in mind in terms of tracking/detecting the 2nd visit of a user? Use a special link?January 18, 2013 at 4:24 pm #53139
I thought about it further, and I want to be able to have a special link to a post that visitors using that link can view the full content of that page, but other users that don’t have the special link cannot view it unless they have the proper membership level.
I’d prefer it not to be affiliated with the Google First Click feature. So I can turn the first click off, and still be able to use the links.
Bonus points if I can also append an affiliate ID onto the link.January 23, 2013 at 2:36 am #53140
This site has the functionality I want: [www.elephantjournal.com]
Visits to landing pages from any link is free, but subsequent visits put up a paywall message.
Can we make this happen? I feel like this feature could be a driving force for many people to pick up this plugin. Major selling point with the people I’ve discussed it with.January 24, 2013 at 1:16 am #53141
I don’t see any paywall message. Everytime I go to that site even using a direct link, I can see everything. Is there a particular page on that site you are referring to?January 24, 2013 at 6:03 pm #53142
I’m not sure why it isn’t displaying now. Perhaps they deactivated their plugin or something? No idea.
What happened was I would visit an article page and be able to view the entire article, but if I refreshed the page or visited any article (including the initial landing page), a paywall message would be displayed.January 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm #53143
Any update on this? I am looking at other service providers who do offer this functionality.January 29, 2013 at 12:21 am #53144
Hi, I have put a note on my to do list for this feature but it won’t get implemented that quick. If we see more people asking for it, we will put more priority on it. Please read this post which will explain more:
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