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Exit Popups - Will G Penalize Me If I Have Them?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Unchained, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. Unchained

    Unchained Junior Member

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    I want to use Ninja Popup for Wordpress on my site but I can't help but wonder if google penalize sites that uses them? Every large sites in the health uses it and G doesn't seem to have a problem. But at the same time, most of those sites are premium adsense publishers. Does anyone have any input on this? Weirdly, there are very few topics on the net about being penalized by popups and most of them are from 2010 - 2011. I've already been penalized about 3 times, each time I recovered. I really don't want to suffer through it again.

    EDIT: Not just exit popups, I see today that authority sites tend to use a popup called Exit Intent, where the popup only appears when the mouse hovers on the upper taskbar of the browser just as when the user is about to click the back button or type another site in the address bar of the browser. Another one is a popup that only appears after X amount of seconds or when the user scrolls down the page. I know that this is the old school way of popup opt-ins. Nearly every authority sites in the Make Money Online Niche do this..
     
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  2. derago21

    derago21 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have seen a dramatic drop in the rankings when i had those popup's while the user leaves the page.
    It somehow affects your rankings.. So, i would advice you to stay away from it...
     
  3. Unchained

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    What about the kind of popups that only appear after X amount of seconds? or when you scroll down the page? Do you have any experience with those? I've updated my OP to expound on this.

    BTW. I bought ninja popup and have used it on a site that gets 200 UV's per day. This is not my main site but it's in the same niche. I've set it to popup and show my fb page after 15 seconds on my post pages. I'll update this thread if I get hammered.