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Effect of adding collection boxes on top of content?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by reallife, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. reallife

    reallife Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have a site that's #1 for its two main keywords in G.
    If I introduce an new email collection box that flies in from one side to cover the content --- what effect do people think it will have on the SERPs?
     
  2. DesignEx

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    Shouldn't effect anything.
     
  3. reallife

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    it may effect your bounce rate, depends how intrusive it is.
     
  5. jacky8

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    It does depend on how intrusive it is. With me, it always depends how keen I am to get to the content - if it's a site I'm keen to read, I would usually just click it away and keep on reading. If I have come there from Google and have a few other choices in other tabs, it's the kind of thing that might make me shut the tab and go somewhere else. So it could definitely affect your bounce rate.

    As you say, you've got the #1 result on your two main keywords, so I'm assuming it's got content people want to read. So as long as the box is fairly unintrusive, it may at least be worth experimenting with.
     
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    He said everything if you want a more defensive aproach you could put a box at the begning or at the end of the article saying that the user can submmit his email for news of the site freebies or whatever
     
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    Won't be a problem.
     
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    Are these kind of flyovers ok with Adsense or against their TOS? Anyone know?
     
  9. reallife

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    Thanks, everyone. I don't know the answer to the Adsense issue, although my guess is that even if it isn't against their TOS, they might use it as an "unexplained" reason to take action.