Save some pennies and get the news - WSJ content for FREE compliments of Google!

Monday, June 1, 2009 12:22
Posted in category How-To's


The WSJ is one of the most widely read and highly regarded newspapers in the world. Because of their global success, the subsciption costs that are required to read said paper don’t deter many as it is again a very established and well respected newspaper. As far as actually spreading news and getting the word out there, having subscription costs and paywalls aren’t exactly the greatest method for Google popularity or subscribers as the people receiving the subscription payments are the only real beneficiaries. In order to be more indexable by Google, a sweet little back door is now open allowing anyone and everyone the ability to read any WSJ article online for free. While more technologically less intelligent people won’t ever stumble upon this wonderful backdoor, I’m letting you fine people know about it in order to “spread the open flow and movement of news”. Want to know how?

The method in order to get free WSJ articles on line is actually quite simple and straitforward.

To start off, go to the WSJ’s site and find any article with a key beside it denoting a subscription is required. Copy that full headline of the article of your liking.


Next, fire up good ‘ol Google and paste that same headline into the search box followed by a well placed click on the search button - or a swift tap of the enter key on the keyboard, pick your poison.


After you get the search results, look at the first few articles. The WSJ article should either be first or within a few spots of first.


Click on the article and bask in the goodness of backdoors and free “paid” content. Feels liberating doesn’t it?


Source: Alley Insider

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One Response to “Save some pennies and get the news - WSJ content for FREE compliments of Google!”

  1. Gib says:

    June 1st, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Haha that’s awesome

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