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Do popups affect serps?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jeromespitfire, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. jeromespitfire

    jeromespitfire Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Had a site that was ranking in the top 3 for competitive keywords, that took a -20 penalty back in Feb 2012. There were no warning in webmaster tools etc...

    I have tried everything to recover this site, but it seems to just sit where it is on 3rd or 4th page.

    I was just thinking, the site has a single popunder on every page (including the homepage). The popup brings up an affiliate page.

    Does anybody know if popups can affect your serp position?
     
  2. zoyaraymonds

    zoyaraymonds Regular Member

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    yes they do,,,,because google hate this advertising technique,,,atleast don't place popups on homepage
     
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  3. hawgbert

    hawgbert Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I've never seen an official position from Google, but you can't go wrong following the same guidelines they give for AdSense:

    [TR="bgcolor: #efefef"] [TH="width: 20%"]Product[/TH] [TH="width: 20%"]Allowed?[/TH] [/TR]
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    Timed pop-ups [​IMG] Not allowed Google doesn't allow pop-up windows of any kind when entering or leaving your landing page.
    Self-closing pop-ups [​IMG] Not allowed Google doesn't allow pop-up windows of any kind when entering or leaving your landing page.
    Intermittent pop-ups [​IMG] Not allowed Google doesn't allow pop-up windows of any kind when entering or leaving your landing page.
    Pop-ups generated from the ad itself [​IMG] Not allowed Google doesn't allow pop-up windows of any kind when entering or leaving your landing page.
    Download pop-ups [​IMG] Not allowed Google doesn't allow pop-up windows of any kind when entering or leaving your landing page.
    Pop-unders [​IMG] Not allowed Google doesn't allow pop-under windows of any kind when entering or leaving your landing page.
    System warnings [​IMG] Allowed with limitations Google doesn't allow fake system warnings, but genuine system warnings are allowed.
    Interstitial pages [​IMG] Allowed with limitations Google allows interstitial pages, as long as they don't hinder a user from exiting a site. Interstitial pages are unexpected web pages that appear when navigating from one page to the next.
     
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  4. HostStage

    HostStage Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    Pop up are definitly penalizing you SEO wise and so are any others kind of advertisement in their own scale.
     
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