Access Any Website Or Forum Without Registering

Visit any forum or website to find something useful and they will ask you to register. Every time a forum asks me to register, I simply close the site. You would probably do the same. But this time, lets face it.

Before I begin, you should know how things work. All websites and forums will block unregistered users, but they won’t block Google Bot. What we will do is to switch our User Agent to that of Google Bot and freely browse any website or forum without registering.

First grab the add-on for Firefox called ‘user agent’ here and install it. Now go to Tools > User Agent Switcher > Options and then again to Options.

user agent switcher options

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

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


and in user agent field type:

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

as shown in the screenshot below.

adding a new user agent

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

selecting google bot as user agent

Now browse any website or forum without registering. Alternatively you can also check out BugMeNot, it is a free online service where people share login information of thousands of websites and forums. Enjoy!

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  • An angry pornoholic

    If it don’t work wit porn, then it don’t work wit me.

    • http://www.addicitivetips.com Nakodari

      To be honest, most forums and websites are not about porn. There are many informative websites that require you to register just to read articles. You can bypass the registration using this method.

      • Cody

        I beg to differ….

      • asdf

        I deffer as well

        • shibby

          porn…. um.um…..porn

          • ghostish

            cool according to this 4 of 5 people are most interested in porn! yay!

      • Dittoslash

        Ever heard of the Deep Web?
        It consists of a shit ton of porn.

        • castielstardisat221b

          Not to imply I watch a lot of porn but I must ask: Who needs to go to the Deep Web to access porn? Unless your genre is really sick and probably illegal there’s a shit ton of free accessible porn on the surface web.

      • castielstardisat221b

        Exactly. Not everything online is about sex but I guess to most guys it is -.-

    • angry the Ass

      An angry Pornographic Is Suckker

  • googlebot

    Cool!

  • Amit

    Well it’s not working for me. I went to dctorrent.com site and want to download some hindi movies dvdrip torrent file. The site does not allow u to download torrent until u r a registered user and for registration it requires u to pay. So I thought this method will work but the fact is that it’s not working at all. So please tell some other method. I really require some method for this kind of situation.

    • http://www.addicitivetips.com Nakodari

      Amit I think you got it wrong. It won’t work on private torrent tracking sites. This method will work on those informative forums and websites which require you to register in order to access them, such as, if you want to read a computer forum and they ask you to register to continue. Remember since this method is totally legal, you cannot use it on torrent sites to download movies, since it becomes illegal.

    • http://blogsolute.com Rohit

      Thats surely not for Torrent Tracker sites. Well, DCTorrent started using invites from this month only. Till Feb, registrations were open and you missed it.

  • Phill

    It works! Thanks matey ;)

  • Ruby

    It does not work at all whether you go to forums or to other sites. It is a fake!

    • http://www.addicitivetips.com Nakodari

      Ruby it certainly worked for me. Even Phill above said that it works for him too. Make sure you have followed every procedure correctly.

  • http://gyrtalk.ru Ilya

    Cool!!!
    Thanks ;)

  • insik

    hi nakodari..i just follow your steps but cant get to work to a site like this…www.itunes-card.com/forum..they disabled the login registration .I cant open any of those topics…plz help

  • IrateGoldfish

    You guys are missing the point. This works on sites which allow themselves to be indexed by Google, but require registration for a user to see. Like when you search a question, and you see a forum post which seems to answer with exactly what you need. Except when you click on it, it requires that you register.

    Google read the info, but you can’t. Google didn’t register. So this workaround makes it so you have the power of Google.

    It won’t let you download torrents, since Google doesn’t actually index the torrent file itself, just the summary page which links to it.

    • http://www.addicitivetips.com Nakodari

      Thanks for clearing this up for the visitors. :)

  • bazilshep

    this works on experts-exchange.com if you disable css btw

  • http://www.em-miles.co.uk Edd Miles

    This is losing usefulness as more and more software producers wise up to this, and limit googlebot etc. not only by user-agent but by IP address as well. Meaning unless you can appear to be coming from google, on a lot of sites you’re SOL.

  • HouseMD

    Your opinion? Is it dangerous?
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  • deez

    Perhaps little Nakodari should learn more about computers before making tutorials to show off his huge epeen.

    • http://www.addicitivetips.com Nakodari

      Perhaps, you should wear some glasses and read IrateGoldfish’s comment.

  • Har

    Sorry to be “that guy,” but I know Safari has a built in user agent switcher with an “other” feature, but it looks like it needs the code formatted in a special way (I’m guessing similar to what the firefox plugin does for you). Would anyone happen to know what this is?

  • Steve Mulder

    Generally works. Of course, there is no guarantee that a site or forum does not
    block googlebot. In which case, this won’t work.

  • Ronson

    deez you’re a dick. why do you have to stab at people behind an anonymous character.
    i don’t even care if this is hypocritical. fool.

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  • janiceenberg

    Hello everyone i am completely new to this forum. Interested in learning many new things. Hope we all will share our knowledge and talk about different concepts in this forum.

    • http://www.addicitivetips.com Nakodari

      This is actually a blog, not a forum. We are planning to open a forum here by next year. You can browse latest tips and comment on this blog by going to the Home page.

  • hazed

    This is an old school trick that doesn’t necessarily work even if Google can index the site. If the site in question happens to allow indexing from Google and other search bots via IP address, the trick outlined wont work. On the flip-side, the same trick can be used to manipulate SEO. One can display keywords/spam pages to Googlebot to manipulate PR and traffic, but not display these keywords to normal users.

    @Nakodari: I would recommend that you change the title to “Access Indexable Sites […]” to stop most of the “it doesn’t work” replies. Or at least explain in a little more depth as to how and why this trick works.

  • No one

    it was said this was ment to get into forums that require you to register to continue, and you cant use it to get into places to download if the site requires you to pay, because this is illegal, and doing said thing would make it illegal.. well, using this method to bypass a registery requirement is hacking.. and in most places hacking is illegal to do. but either way, this is a neat trick, personally, as long as i dont have to pay to register. i register anyways, never know when it might come in handy. ontop of that, i wont have to worry about any possible spyware or virus’s i get from a download to do this.

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  • RPF

    This is such a bad idea. Some forums are registration only for a very good reason. They require registration for privacy reasons, not just monetary or proprietary reasons. As a forum owner I weigh all the options and make the decision to have open or closed forums. I know that the membership is then a group of people who were quite interested in being there, not just some passerby that won’t add any value to our group.

    • Bubo

      As far as im aware you cant post as googlebot, thus unable to either positively or negatively add anything to your group. and if you dont want everyone seeing whats in there, then block googlebot, cause otherwise it will turn up on google.

  • Gazzy

    Yeah but why can’t the passerby view your information resource without having to comment or register, if someone only joins to view one thing anyway they arn’t likely to return or add any value to your group. People are always holding the keys to education and information and forums do the same by making people register, this is a good idea which I knew about already but didn’t bother trying but thanks for sharing!

  • IllullyFloupe

    Hi Landon,

    I am new to this forum and just want to introduce myself.

    Brad

  • http://robinferianto.com robb

    should have work for porn too.
    most people don’t see it beyond porn site.

  • Moobic

    Thanks works great

  • Bud

    This probably doesn’t work on many sites anymore. Read Google’s work-around for checking authentic user agent: http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=80553

  • http://www.qtorrents.com Alejandro

    For the guy that says DCTorrents is not working… I tried and it actually works…

    But why would you use that site anyway?… just use Qtorrents.com.

    Anyway.. nice article.. it worked for me.. thanks!!!

  • http://www.blobkat.com Wout

    I’m kind of against this since if it gets popular, it will screw up the statistics of a website.

    If registration is in my opinion unnecessary , I’ll use bugmenot.

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  • vinchand

    but it is not working in cashloophole.com

  • simon

    works with some sites, like darcnetworkz.com but not all =(

  • BRENDAN

    THANKS FOR YOUR TIME FIGURING THIS OUT AND SHARING IT!!

    I WISH SOME PEOPLE HAD MORE CONSTRUCTIVE COMMENTS FOR YOUR EFFORTS THOUGH.

    cheers

  • rideascooter

    the new version of user agent switcher actually has this pre loaded! maybe they saw your blog.

  • Lalit

    if it works for google bot…the information you require is definitely available in google cache..
    most of the times I find what i wanted through google cache directly..you just have to put in right key words e.g. movie_name rapidshare.com/files
    nice add-on though..

  • ekow

    Yeah this doesn't work. Thanks for nothing.

  • ekow

    sounds interesting…

  • ekow

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  • rtgunslinger

    Works GREAT! Thank you! It is a neat little proggie, and it is easy as pie to use. I have been able to access technical information without having to register for these forums (expert-exchange in particular). THANK YOU again!

    Not for porn folks. Now, I like my porn just like the rest. If you're looking for spoofed porn, try sexdreams.2link.be, and save your negative comments for somewhere else.

  • dR dMo

    Any site that does not allow me to post is unworthy of my wisdom.

  • bundyxc

    Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Welcome to the internet. If a forum wants to let search bots in, then they will (and many do by default), however, if they don't… then they don't. It isn't required of forums/websites to let GoogleBot (or any other bot, for that matter) within the site.

  • googlebot

    good…work…

  • googlebot

    good…work…

  • jknobes

    doesnt seem to work with the online journal articles im searching…any suggestions

  • Jam

    does not work
    don't spend our time

  • http://www.funmarkaz.net/ Muhammad Yasir

    it is not working

  • TRA

    Works cool! rcspammer@gmail.com

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  • http://www.egenergy.com Energy Conservation

    I have tried these types of sites with this info on before; it worked in one case, still I’ll give it another go

  • http://www.areze.com/ Kaspog

    insane

  • john

    doesnt work

  • http://www.solartronenergy.com/ solar hot water

    Been using this trick for a while now. Works on most forums, but not all. Not sure why.

  • Alex

    Some sites dont give special permissions to google. It only works for sites that want google to crawl them, and get the entire site in the crawl

  • http://www.ruk-com.in.th Ruk-Com

    Thank a lot

  • http://whitestagcircle.com Bryce

    It does not work for all but thanks. It will help on the pages it does. Anyone know why it is so selective?

  • Dan

    Most forum systems have bot access built in to allow search engines like google to show posts and such in search results. This basically tricks the forum into thinking you are one of those bots thus allowing you to access certain forums. This can be easily changed in forum settings so some sites do not allow bots on some parts of the forum, especially private forums.

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  • prabhat somani

    This Works on all most all forums who allow google bot.

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  • bnr3dfqw

    Hack again?!

  • Ub3r Crippl3

    Hi all, just wanted to add that the latest version of ‘User Agent Switcher’ appears to have googlebot built into it, as well as MSN and Yahoo.

    Also, I’m guessing that archive.org would have similar permissions to the googlebot.

  • prononline11
  • BYETxxxus

    Hack again?!

  • vedette

    its not working for me

  • amnt
  • Justsayin

    I’ve known a few admins who actually restrict bot usage so they can get accurate numbers on just how many people (living) come to the forums. Having a thousand people per hour searching (for example “Anime”) can bring down a small server or forum in seconds. Classic attacks break things that are basically open.
    Plus with big issues coming from malicious trolls more and more privatized forums are not allowing any bots to find them, and word of mouth or personal linkings are the only way to find them.
    Just trying to explain why some are not accessible this way.
    So for any forum admins with god complexes the best way to keep your forum safe, at least at first, is to block bots.

  • Pawarm4u

    plz tell another method to acess coaching website
    plzzzzzzz reply

  • Mclean Sheena946

    thanks but i dont get it

  • http://twitter.com/theScreamS the ScreamS

    installed cleanly – no difference I’m afraid.Any examples that it can be used for ??

  • http://anvelope-bucuresti.ro/ lorand anvelope

    yes work :)

  • Ms Ro

    help me, please!

    Left with no money in a foreign country, I can not go home!
    Make a translation of only 2 euros for webmoney E512026080453
    and tell it to your friends
    it is very little money, and they can help me

    • anon

      you forgot to add you are from nigeria. you give us a bad name. small scum

    • wadhah

      2 euros = deux euros
      There you go, I made you a translation
      now you can go home.

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  • hallow

    how to make changes in i.e 8.

  • Le Liang

    Very detailed procedures, I can do it by myself, thanks for this 

  • pipson

    Can u give an example of a website that worked please. I can’t seem to log into any forum for free

  • MeltedSpades

    is there a similar tool for chrome?

  • sparkles brown

    thanks a but it does not work.after all the steps

  • cipm

    Thank you!

  • Hot rod

    dis shit motherfucking suck follow me on twitter bitches! @hotrod

  • yeahhhhh

    i fucking hate this motherfucking shit all yall bitches can suck my dick you porn head motherfuckers what yall like in the 8thgrade faggots

  • Walle

    Why the hell is he using Internet Explorer?

    • dittoslash

      “grab the add-on for Firefox”
      FIREFOX

      :P

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