While searching for news, I am often presented with pages that have 'premium content'.
For example this story by The Australian.
I checked it's canonical URL and it's same as the page I landed upon
I checked the site's code hoping that 'premium content' might be hidden using CSS but that's not the case either.
My question is - how have they managed to rank so high with a big popup & a fraction of full content that's supposed to be on this page when there are other sources with full stories and a much more pleasant user experience? Any chance they are serving full content to the bots?