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Email subscription popups? Are they worth the risk?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by BlackSEOBelt, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. BlackSEOBelt

    BlackSEOBelt Regular Member

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    Hi guys.

    I'm planning to start my own blog (with the main focus on e-commerce and everything connected with that). Surely, I want to get more readers to subscribe to my posts. And seems like popups is the most effective way to do that.

    However, pop-ups is such a controversial topic. After browsing through various forums I came to the conclusion that they are damn irritating and readers hate them. But despite this fact, email popups helped a lot of bloggers to double the amount of the subscribers and collect decent email lists.

    While researching the topic I bumped into this post about different types of popups: http://webmeup.com/blog/do-your-pop-ups-annoy-customers.html

    Which one do you consider to be the most effective and the least annoying?

    Also, as this posts says: http://unbounce.com/email-marketing/get-subscribers-from-pop-ups/ , we should put too much info into popups. But how much is ok? Should I only ask for an email/name, or add some info/details?

    What can you advise?
     
  2. cosmoweb

    cosmoweb Newbie

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    If is like in the example, it's ok! ;)
     
  3. Cloud Income

    Cloud Income Newbie

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    I would rather go for a pop up that detected the intent to leave your page/site.

    there are plugins that track mouse movements and when they look like they are about to leave or click the back button the pop up will trigger.

    I find pop ups irritating personally however there is no doubt that they do increase signups. I guess its a moral dilemma initially but only testing will show you if your audience engages with it or not.

    you say you are just "planning to start your own blog". I would suggest you focus on getting traffic first and worry about increasing opt-ins later. Build something worth signing up for.