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Do popups (Exit Viral) have a negative effect on your rankings?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Georges, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Georges

    Georges BANNED BANNED

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    just came across this sick popup plugin http://exitviral.com/

    but im wondering if using this will make you lose rankings? ive heard google doesn't like these kind of popups.. what are your thoughts?
     
  2. drogon

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    I use 'Exit Splash' (available in download section) and i have a few sites ranked no.1 no problem with this.
     
  3. Winchester

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    It would of course depend on how the pop-up was coded as Google spiders can only see certain code (they are getting better) but right now they have trouble rendering javascript for example.

    However one thing I do know, is they do annoy human vistors including ones who may have come back to you later, studies by the Digital Marketing Association would suggest it damages your overall conversion rate, so you btter have a great product upsell to make up for those loses
     
  4. Georges

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    bump.
     
  5. Georges

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    lplplplz
     
  6. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Thats why i don't rely on studies and use real life experience!

    Nothing to do with the question but since you brought it up...i have personally experienced a 10% increase in sales since i added the pop up! now it is for a site that does not rely on or seeking returning visitors.

    If you have an authority site which relys on the brand name and return visitors then i would not recommend it but if your siteis just about being no.1 for valuable keywords that can convert into sales then while it will annoy the visitors it will still bring in more sales especially for sites that rely on search volume and not return visitors.
     
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    Well already answered your question...but maybe others can confirm!
     
  8. Dan Da Man

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    Good stuff. Was wondering this too. Valid point as if it is just a site selling a specific product and people will most likely only find you via google, they probably wont even know how to find you if they tried looking again. Pop up that shit as they wont ever come back.

    I think every site, every niche may be different. As long as google doesn't hurt your ranking for it, it may be something I want to try. Are you using it for a e commerce store?
     
  9. Smart SEO

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    If they are html, YES! google can read html, But if you use a javascript one, then google will never find out about it.