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[Question] Does POP UP ads affect your website in SERP

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by deBling, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. deBling

    deBling Junior Member

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    Well, so many opinions about pop up ads, bad ones. I have mobile traffic on my site and I am just curious if i could add some pop ups. How is your experience with your site after placing such adds (after google update) ?
     
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    lxrseo Registered Member

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    Yes, popup ads will affect website in SERP's. Need to avoid popup ads for mobile search or you will get affected in rankings
     
  3. woundedsoul

    woundedsoul Newbie

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    Pop ups are quite annoying, avoid them as they do not happen to be user friendly.
     
  4. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator in Training Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There is no evidence that pop-up ads by themselves are a negative ranking factor in Google's algorithm. However, if the pop-up ads are intrusive and causing visitors to hastily leave your website, then your website's ranking would be affected due to the website not being user-friendly.
     
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  5. deBling

    deBling Junior Member

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    I was thinking about one small widget appears after 1 min. Off course i will get adds very similar to what is on my site. So it might not affect after all (might).
     
  6. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator in Training Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I suppose after 1 minute is fine, but if you have long articles on your website that take long to read and the user gets an annoying pop-up on their screen, they might leave your website (especially if you decide the hide the little 'x' button).
     
  7. Hawkster

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    Agree with Zwielicht. Pop ups are usually only tolerated by users on movie streaming sites, sport streaming sites etc. Simply because they are dying to see their team or a new film. If they have to get past pop ups for an article or something not so rewarding they'll just leave your site and not bother coming back
     
  8. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    Indirectly, they do. We know google take in consideration user behavior, when using popup ads you'll get a much higher bounce rate and that will have an effect in the SERPs. How big will it be, I don't know, but it will definetly have an impact.
     
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    blackcoffee7 Junior Member

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    Why would you do that to your users? You can make enough money with normal ads like banners, skyscrapers...
    Please don't use popups.
     
  10. Zwielicht

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    If you wouldn't want to visit a website with pop-ups, it's best not to do it to your own visitors.
     
  11. Shikhajarial

    Shikhajarial Newbie

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    Yes popups ads affect the SERP as these ads increases the bounce rate that result in bad rankings. But if you use these ads smartly then it may help you a little bit.

    Instead of using popup ads you can use EXIT pop up, recent study has shown that exit popups helps in increasing the conversion rate, so it has positive impact on SERP .
     
  12. melborune

    melborune Newbie

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    Avoid pop up ads, there are alternatives to them. I myself hate them and many users would simply have their browsers block them.
     
  13. deBling

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    I have game niche releated ones. There is also download button(survey). So, i will get ads only for register for games. I think this isn`t annoying if banner is good.
     
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    -0o0- Junior Member

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    I have been testing pop ups (that loads behind the main window) and have noticed no negative side effects. The way I see it, it's maximising the existing traffic and is a second chance to sell something related. Irritating for the user? Yes. More profit for me? Yes.

    Here's the one I'm using. I think I maybe have got it from this forum:

    Code:
    
    
    
    
    <script>
    var puShown = false;
    var PopWidth = 1370;
    var PopHeight = 800;
    var PopFocus = 0;
    var _Top = null;
    
    function GetWindowHeight() {
    var myHeight = 0;
    if( typeof( _Top.window.innerHeight ) == 'number' ) {
    myHeight = _Top.window.innerHeight;
    } else if( _Top.document.documentElement && _Top.document.documentElement.clientHeight ) {
    myHeight = _Top.document.documentElement.clientHeight;
    } else if( _Top.document.body && _Top.document.body.clientHeight ) {
    myHeight = _Top.document.body.clientHeight;
    }
    return myHeight;
    }
    
    function GetWindowWidth() {
    var myWidth = 0;
    if( typeof( _Top.window.innerWidth ) == 'number' ) {
    myWidth = _Top.window.innerWidth;
    } else if( _Top.document.documentElement && _Top.document.documentElement.clientWidth ) {
    myWidth = _Top.document.documentElement.clientWidth;
    } else if( _Top.document.body && _Top.document.body.clientWidth ) {
    myWidth = _Top.document.body.clientWidth;
    }
    return myWidth;
    }
    
    function GetWindowTop() {
    return (_Top.window.screenTop != undefined) ? _Top.window.screenTop : _Top.window.screenY;
    }
    
    function GetWindowLeft() {
    return (_Top.window.screenLeft != undefined) ? _Top.window.screenLeft : _Top.window.screenX;
    }
    
    function doOpen(url)
    {
    var popURL = "about:blank"
    var popID = "ad_" + Math.floor(89999999*Math.random()+10000000);
    var pxLeft = 0;
    var pxTop = 0;
    pxLeft = (GetWindowLeft() + (GetWindowWidth() / 2) - (PopWidth / 2));
    pxTop = (GetWindowTop() + (GetWindowHeight() / 2) - (PopHeight / 2));
    
    if ( puShown == true )
    {
    return true;
    }
    
    var PopWin=_Top.window.open(popURL,popID,'toolbar=0,scrollbars=1,location=1,statusbar=1,menubar=0,resizable=1,top=' + pxTop + ',left=' + pxLeft + ',width=' + PopWidth + ',height=' + PopHeight);
    
    if (PopWin)
    {
    puShown = true;
    
    if (PopFocus == 0)
    {
    PopWin.blur();
    
    if (navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf("applewebkit") > -1)
    {
    _Top.window.blur();
    _Top.window.focus();
    }
    }
    
    PopWin.Init = function(e) {
    
    with (e) {
    
    Params = e.Params;
    Main = function(){
    
    if (typeof window.mozPaintCount != "undefined") {
    var x = window.open("about:blank");
    x.close();
    
    }
    
    var popURL = Params.PopURL;
    
    try { opener.window.focus(); }
    catch (err) { }
    
    window.location = popURL;
    }
    
    Main();
    }
    };
    
    PopWin.Params = {
    PopURL: url
    }
    
    PopWin.Init(PopWin);
    }
    
    return PopWin;
    }
    
    function setCookie(name, value, time)
    {
    var expires = new Date();
    
    expires.setTime( expires.getTime() + time );
    
    document.cookie = name + '=' + value + '; path=/;' + '; expires=' + expires.toGMTString() ;
    }
    
    function getCookie(name) {
    var cookies = document.cookie.toString().split('; ');
    var cookie, c_name, c_value;
    
    for (var n=0; n<cookies.length; n++) {
    cookie  = cookies[n].split('=');
    c_name  = cookie[0];
    c_value = cookie[1];
    
    if ( c_name == name ) {
    return c_value;
    }
    }
    
    return null;
    }
    
    function initPu()
    {
    
    _Top = self;
    
    if (top != self)
    {
    try
    {
    if (top.document.location.toString())
    _Top = top;
    }
    catch(err) { }
    }
    
    if ( document.attachEvent )
    {
    document.attachEvent( 'onclick', checkTarget );
    }
    else if ( document.addEventListener )
    {
    document.addEventListener( 'click', checkTarget, false );
    }
    }
    
    function checkTarget(e)
    {
    if ( !getCookie('popundr') ) {
     var e = e || window.event;
     var win = doOpen(?http://www.website.com');
    
    
    setCookie('popundr', 1, 24*60*60*1000);
    }
    }
    
    initPu();
    </script>
    
    

    Paste this into your header code and replace the http://www.website.com near the bottom of the code with the URL you want to annoy people with.
     
  16. kosmozoo

    kosmozoo Newbie

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    Hello.
    Popads is agressive kind of ads for any website and ofcourse they will affect on your site ranking. Try to avoid them!
     
  17. SeLecTeD

    SeLecTeD Regular Member

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    Popups cause SERP negative changes. Been there, done that.
     
  18. upstarter

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    Pop-up ads almost get blocked by any browser nowadays. Try pop-unders, they are less intrusive and opens in a new window or tab.
     
  19. EvidenceSEO

    EvidenceSEO Newbie

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    Pop up ads are detested by both search engines and users.