| 11:53 am on Sep 27, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I would recommend not using such a tactic. From my perspective it is a big turn off.
But alas I am just one. Others may not share my opinion.
The solution would be to use the unload event of the body tag on your page.
| 5:01 pm on Sep 27, 2009 (gmt 0)|
It's not just you . . . Exit polls/alerts/pages are despised by most, and promoted by marketers everywhere, it's an argument that will never go away. They must work to some degree or they wouldn't persist.
| 7:57 pm on Sep 27, 2009 (gmt 0)|
yes, i think it's a give and take. i'm torn because i don't really like them either, but if they're "tastefully" done i can see how they'd be effective.
| 1:56 am on Sep 28, 2009 (gmt 0)|
it's in the source code of every page that exhibits this behavior.
| 6:18 pm on Sep 28, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I used to go out of my way to cause one of these to appear --- it was in the checkout for a hosting company... if you loaded the "Sign Up Now" page, then attempted to navigate away from it you'd get a dialog offering you a huge discount... the only way to activate the discount code was by clicking the "Return to sign up page now" link.
| 7:32 pm on Sep 28, 2009 (gmt 0)|
so is there some code out there floating around that you can point me to? Something i can throw into place and then modify to my needs?
| 9:32 pm on Sep 28, 2009 (gmt 0)|
just go surfing for warez or prohibitedpron ,their affs were always the main users of such ..also you may come across chromeless popups that take browser focus ..instant "you need this codec" messages etc ..
just so as you know what company you are seeking to keep ..:)
and why no-one here is ( hopefully ) going to point you at a "copy / paste" script ( BTW almost all scripts of this sort trigger either alerts in browsers or get auto blocked by modern browsers ) ..what is more acceptable ( but irritating nonetheless ) are dhtml "slide ins" that you as a surfer can dismiss ..
there are many commercial apps than can make them seamlessly for you if you cant code your own ..
and as I'm aware of at least one member here who sells such apps ..dont ask me for the "how to" :)
| 9:40 pm on Sep 28, 2009 (gmt 0)|
haha.. ok! fair enough. I'm using aweber for my opt-in list on the registration page. i could use a second exit form, too, maybe?