Pop-ups

Last Update: February 08, 2016

Hello WATeam,


I thought that, after my tutorial on "email marketing" that I could follow through with a post on POP UPS....do they work?

We can use them for many things:

- to promote an ebook

-to bring a reader to another page/article

-to bring a reader to an affiliate link

I have not yet tried it but I have learned in a class that I am taking that it works for all of the above-mentioned things.

Someone, in a period of two weeks actually, received over 1700 new subscribers. Ok, you need traffic for that but that's an awesome number and is definitely worth trying.

I am most definitely going to try it on one of my sites. If anyone is already using it, please let me know how it's going for you.


Let's pop-up! :)


Sonia





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gappleby Premium
When you do your training (when, not if..smile), be sure that one of the main purposes you list is to get new subscribers. Every big-time blogger (Neal Patel, Jon Morrow, etc.) uses pop-up opt-in pages to build their list, as do all the big time marketers (Brunson, Diess, Kern, Jenkins, etc.).

they all use them because they work. But they spend a lot of time and effort into doing them right.

Pop-ups absolutely work. If done right, they are extremely effective carriers of calls-to-action, but they have to be done right. "Done right" includes things like:

-Compelling message/benefit
-Clear CTA
-Obvious way to close the pop-up
-Same care as used with rest of site in terms of headline, message,
graphics, etc.

Pop-ups done right will definitely increase sales, transaction size via a sales funnel, and subscribers. And you won't lose sales over them.

Definitely a good topic!

Gordon
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MKearns Premium
Pop ups are a two edged sword Sonia. They are great if strategically placed for your marketing. On the other hand if they are blocking your search, they need to be eliminated as spam to your navigation speed.
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lobito Premium
Pop ups, I find them very annoying. So, you think that annoying people will get you subscribers?
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uncleyeti Premium
Exit pop-ups. If they are happy with what they read, they'll be more grateful than annoyed.
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wiredpea Premium
There is a tool called SumoMe. http://sumome.com
And I am in no way affiliated with that, and I also don't get a kickback.
I just like their software, and wanted to share it.
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SJB Premium
Thank you. I will check it out!
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lobito Premium
Just checked SumoMe and I do not understand what it offers. How will it help me build my site?
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Everlight Premium
Hi Sonia, pop-ups are great if placed correctly. I have conducted a survey a while ago and you may want to read the comments to determine what placement should be the best: Cheers,
Ferdinand
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SJB Premium
WOW! Thank you for your help Ferdinand!
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Everlight Premium
You're welcome Sonia :) Oh and this is the recent blog by PJ: Might be useful to you :)

CHeers,
Ferdinand
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zeeuw12345 Premium
Most people I know who are living out of affiliate marketing have and do 3 things. Weekly posts, building a list through free e-books (You can make one yourself that would fit your products perfectly) and the third one is through sales funnels. With an e-mail list you could end up analyzing how much every subscriber is worth in terms of money and if you are doing a really good job they will bring more revenue then they would cost from campaigns. I am not a specialist yet, but I def believe in pop-ups. It's true that some people hate pop-ups so you should not do it to much and you should offer the customers something special to make them like it.
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SJB Premium
I appreciate your two cents! Thank you very much!:)
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When I go to a web page to read the content, there is nothing worse with this than a dratted pop-up about subscribing to their eZine or newsletter. When that happens, I'm gone. I can't stand pop-ups, and I know this would probably have variance here at WA, but I'm sorry, they are very annoying and invasive, even though it's "their" website. A lot of people go there for one purpose - to read what they have to offer, and when something is jammed in their face which they must interact to get back to the reading, it's commonly done. I don't just delete the pop-up. I get off and find another site offering similar content.

If it were me (and I've done this before) have a subscribe form somewhere above the fold, usually in the sidebar, where it can be seen. This way, it's there and if someone likes your content, they will subscribe.

I'm probably one in a few...welI I can see by the post just below this, I'm not the only one...that hates the blasted things.

If you find it's not worth losing some people to pop-ups because in the over-all, they are working good enough to out-weigh the losses, then go for it.

Just a bit of insight, that to some people, pop-ups are very annoying. I have Windows 8.1 and tried everything to get those "Charms" toolbars from opening if my mouse ventures too far to an edge, until I found a stand-along program that kills those things. It's getting more and more these days that mousing over things causes pop-ups to occur. WA has them as well, and sometimes I get too far over to the left with my mouse and activate the SiteRubix or Affiliate Bootcamp pop-ups. That is so annoying.

It's almost a feeling of loss of control, and any kind of pop-ups, unless they are down at the corner of the screen, is very annoying.

Just my take on pop-ups in general :)

Daniel
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SJB Premium
Thank you Daniel for your valuable input! I am most defintely rethinking it all!:)
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wiredpea Premium
However, there are different gradations of popups. When I can ignore them, then I usually do.
When there is an overlay over the content, and I cannot read on before I click that away, I usually just close the browser.
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You are right. It's those ones that pop up over what you're reading and demand interaction before reading further. Any number of others

slide-ins from the side, bottom or top that do not gray out the main screen and do not dominate the screen, are tolerable.

Also, before you leave the page, and click away, or to another page, a pop-up occurs, however I don't like these as much as again, they interfere with what I'm attempting to do and where I'm attempting to go without interacting with the pop-up.
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RoseEternal Premium
I have also found that when using either my kindle or my older laptop that the type of pop-up you describe stop me leaving, clicking or infact doing anything other than closing the browser or sometimes even having to shut down the laptop itself. The sites that do this, I never visit again!
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TommyV Premium
I am another who hates pop ups. I will leave as soon as I get one. I've downloaded pop up blocking software. I thought pop ups were a virus or malware until today. I have never spent a penny on these types of sites. I have visited your site and I feel it's strong enough to fly on the content alone.
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SJB Premium
I totally understand wht you are referring to!
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TommyV Premium
You're right.
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VMahony Premium
I have not considered that, but like the idea. Good suggestion.
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SJB Premium
Thank you!
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Sheila50 Premium
Sonia,
I have not tried it yet but it one of my many to dos!
Thanks
Sheila
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SJB Premium
Let me know how it goes for you pls!
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blanza Premium
Sonia I don't think they are as effective just like banners. One thing I find effective is if you make your own banners and capture pages. Then people are curious but if they know they most likely will not click. I am using a program that gives you all you need and you can try it for $1 if you get two people to sign up it is free. I got one the first day. If you don't get anyone it is $50 a month But what you get ist is a bargain.
Check it out http://bvlanza.recruitlikeamachine.com You will be glad you did Brian
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SJB Premium
Thanks Brian....I will check it out!
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blanza Premium
Sonia also bannerfans.com you can make all your banners choose your size for free. No trail or any payments at all I use it . It works great
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Maestrob Premium
I hate reading on a site and a popup blocks my view. However, if it has been a reasonable amount of time, say 2-3 minutes??? before it pops up, I am more understanding. I can't stand and will leave the site if it pops up after only about 5 seconds.

Bryan
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SJB Premium
I totally understand....it's a touchy subject!
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Chris2005 Premium
Having a pop-up on exit is acceptable in my opinion. The pop-ups that block the screen while reading are a big reason to leave.
John
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SJB Premium
I agree....it is annoying!
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Dmorrow Premium
I'm in the no pop-ups group too! I'm not ready to rethink that yet as I know how strongly I feel when I go to a site that has them. I almost always leave pretty quickly. Even worse, many of them have another one when you do try to leave (on the rare occasion that I stay a little longer). I really do not like them.
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SJB Premium
The more I read your comments, the more I get second thoughts...I too really get aggravated.
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TanjaRita Premium
I personally hate pop ups and have left sites that use them. This is why I don't have any on my site. However, the more I keep reading the more I am starting to feel that I am in the minority. I guess maybe people to fill out their info. I will have to give this some more thought.
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SJB Premium
Thanks for your input. I had a tendency to think like you. I hate pop-ups but the more I learn, the more I understand how powerful they are. I will most definitely try it....will give you guys some feedback.
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