Many most useful websites can be seen using slideshows to display their list-based posts. On a webmaster’s point of view, there is nothing wrong with slideshows. But sadly, some users hate it and so they use a specific tool called Deslide to rid of it.
Apparently, using slides lead to more page views, higher ad impressions, and drastically low bounce rates. These above stats which is vital for search engines are observed and help the page to get higher rankings.
However, slideshows tend to affect user experience a lot, it interrupts your reading, slows your browsing speed and uses more bandwidth. Furthermore, it is really frustrating to click on next while accessing content each time.
I usually leave the website immediately after I see the contents going in slides. This is why I avoid using the slideshow in my posts. Being a blogger, user experience matter more to me.
Sometimes the information available on that particular page is useful and not available elsewhere on the internet. In this scenario, you might be forced to click those slides.
But from now on, you will be able to Deslide those slideshows and read the full content in a go. Sounds cool huh? Continue reading this article as I’ll give you the simple solution to Deslide any slide show.
What is a SlideShow?
A slideshow is basically a compilation of text content/images/videos in a website. It is used to get more page views and increase the time a user spends on the website. So if you visit such website and read the next paragraph or a part of it you will need to click “Next” each time.
Let’s do a simple calculation, if the website you visit has 15 slides then the website will generate 15 pageviews from a single user. This leads to higher ad impressions and more revenue, whereas the webmaster doesn’t add slides then it will only generate 1 pageview.
As a user, it is a real pain. Can you imagine clicking 15 times just to read a single set of content? But you don’t need to worry because now you can read the complete content in a single go.
How to Remove Slideshow from a Website using PrintFriendly
If you visit other sites you will notice everyone has mentioned about two websites, ClusterFake and PageZipper. They were working great a few months back but now they don’t work that well. However, you can use something called print-friendly for removing slideshow from a Website.
PrintFriendly is a service which optimizes web pages so that you can save your printers link and pages while printing stuff. I love this website, They do their job very well and the webpages also look very good when you print them. You can follow the steps mentioned below to start using PrintFriendly for Desliding any website ASAP.
Step 1: Copy The URL of the webpage you can deslide.
Step 2: Go to PrintFriendly.com. Copy and paste your URL there.
Step 3: Now click on the Preview button and you will see the complete webpage without any slide. (They also remove all the ads).
Note: Print Friendly has browser extensions too you can download those from the official website. However i personally prefer using the website instead of downloading the extension because the extension does not work EVERY TIME.
How to Remove Slideshow from a Website (Old Method)
There are many online tools available to deslide slides in a website. But we are going to talk about the most simple and effective tool which is Clusterfake. You then follow the steps mentioned below to start using Clusterfake ASAP.
- Copy URL of the page which you want to deslide.
- Now visit Clusterfake website by following this link – Clusterfake.
- Paste the copied URL into the Slideshow URL box.
- Next, you need to select the combination of elements that you want to retrieve using the drop-down menu.
- Once everything finishes, click deslide. Wait for the page to load. Kudos, you have successfully deslide your desired content.
Note: You can also use PageZipper for removing slideshow from a website, it has chrome and firefox extensions too. Check PageZipper Official website here.
Using online applications like Clusterfake saves a lot of time while reading contents which came in slides. There were many applications available which claimed to remove slideshows but after testing many we came up with this one.
Having problems while trying to deslide? Need assistance? Drop a comment, we will get back to you.