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July 5, 2008

Pop-Ups. Red carpet or red flag?

Filed under: Uncategorized — teddytowncrier @ 10:01 am

“I don’t like pop-ups” Is a pretty broad brush.    That’s probably true but are you selling to you or your visitors?

If on your first visit,   the owner walked across the screen, introduced himself, welcomed you and told you where to find his latest [ .. You fill in the blank .. ]. Would you find that offensive or engaging? (That’s a pop-up).

It’s costs time, effort and money to get every visitor to our page …. You don’t think I’m going to let him depart without saying “goodbye” & possibly introducing another idea.   Do you? … Not a chance. (That’s a pop-under).

Used discriminately ….. They’re a wonderful tool. … I haven’t had a single negative comment on any of ours.

Think about how you can effectively use tasteful Pop-ups and Pop-unders to guide your visitors and assist them in their choices.


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  1. I guess how much I like or dislike popups, pop unders depends on how spammy they are. Most popups I will never see as they are turned off on my security settings.

    Now if I’m visiting a site, that is offering useful info that I am interested in, and a little box popped up with a nice message, esp if offering a special report, ebook, etc. inviting me to subscribe before leaving site, chances are good I’ll subscribe.

    In this case the little box that come up is welcome, not an annoyance.

    Comment by Heidi Caswell — July 7, 2008 @ 7:44 am | Reply

  2. Here’s an example of prudent use of a pop-up.

    Notice how how she gives the reader a chance to discover what she’s all about and then slides in the nudge to subscribe.


    Comment by Teddy — July 9, 2008 @ 9:12 am | Reply

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