| 3:58 pm on Oct 31, 2000 (gmt 0)|
Very interesting, indeed.
What CPM ranges are you looking at?
Are the popups repeatedly shown to the same visitor?
Do you get credit for only 1 popup shown per ip in a given time period?
| 4:11 pm on Oct 31, 2000 (gmt 0)|
Drastic, I don't know the answers to that. I set my blocking to "no interstitials" long ago (when Engage asked to do that survey). I'm not interested in having those offensive ads kill my site, they're not paying enough to cover the negatives.
| 4:22 pm on Oct 31, 2000 (gmt 0)|
I know what you mean, rc. I personally like running popups, but I have to have control over the ads and how often the visitor sees them. I don't go over 2 pops per visit.
| 9:51 pm on Oct 31, 2000 (gmt 0)|
If the choice is between advertising revenue off popups and no revenue, I will take no revenue. Popups will erode site eventually - especially if you have an established user base.
| 10:10 pm on Oct 31, 2000 (gmt 0)|
When in doubt, just ask Tedster's mom.
You'll have to be a deep reader to get that one.
| 4:01 pm on Nov 1, 2000 (gmt 0)|
Like many other techniques and technologies, I think popups have their place. I would never use them on a professional/business site, or any site that had over 20-25% repeat visitors, unless using extreme caution. (as in 1 popup per month, max.) The site I use them on now is just a free stuff site, where less than 10% of the visitors are repeat. (these stats held true before I started using popups, and remain basically the same.) My main use of popups on this site is to generate ezine subs, and it works very well.
| 4:38 pm on Nov 1, 2000 (gmt 0)|
> My main use of popups on this site is to generate ezine subs, and it works very well.
Strangely enough, 'subscribe to our newsletter' pop-ups don't offend me (though I never subscribe) IF I can kill them once and they stay dead.