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Creating an exit popup

When the user does not turn into a lead

   
3:12 am on Oct 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If I want to have an exit pop up that only pops when the user does not take any action on the site, how would I do this?

Not really sure how to go about this.

10:38 am on Oct 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member kaled is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Popups, etc. are considered to be "black-hat". You're unlikely to get any help from WebmasterWorld members.

Kaled.

11:52 am on Oct 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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There are several ways to guarantee that a visitor never ever comes back.
An exit popup is just one of them. -Larry
5:23 pm on Oct 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member rocknbil is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Although I totally completely agree with the previous two comments, your answer most likely lies in Javascript with the onUnload() event handler. Search around and experiment with that.
6:18 pm on Oct 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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larryhatch said:
There are several ways to guarantee that a visitor never ever comes back. An exit popup is just one of them.

I second that statement; I despise pop-ups, and absolutely loathe attempts to keep me from leaving a site.

Yes, you can do what you're wanting to do, but I would strongly recommend against it.

Eliz.

7:33 pm on Oct 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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More to the point, how can you possibly know that the visitor has not taken any action? Maybe they came in through a search, found the information they were looking for, then left, as many do. So they did take action.

But there's no way to distinguish this single page view from one where they didn't read the page.

But as others here say, one sure way to guarantee that the visitor doesn't come back is to do an onunload event fired popup.

Also, XP SP 2 blocks popups, Firefox blocks popups, I assume Safari blocks popups, so what's the point in the first place?

 

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