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3:49 pm on Oct 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hey.. I know google, well this question dosent pertain to ONLY google, but I know for one google doesnt like websites with pop up windows.. I am thinking of adding some redesign to my site in which all the product images will say "click to enlarge" and when one clicks on the product picture it will pop up in a new window.. is this bad to do? I think when google says they dont like pop up windows they refer to the automatic kind and since one would have to ""click to enlarge" they would be doing it themsleves... Nonetheless this is still a pop up window so not taking any chances... anyone have any knowledge on this?
3:52 pm on Oct 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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It should not effect you on google at all.
4:09 pm on Oct 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I think the whole "Google does not like Pop-Ups" was a missinterpretation of theyre anti-scumware campaign. Google was not happy with complaint emails they recieved from users. Google did not use pop-ups ads and users where not aware about the scumware installed.

I believe Google has nothing against pop up ads, even the ones users dont click on. Clickable pop ups can be great for users. I use this code to make sure spiders will follow the links for the pop ups and so non JavaScript enabled browsers get something too. I put the pictures in HTML pages with all the trimmings.

<a href="your_pop-up.htm" onClick="window.open('your_pop-up.htm','','scrollbars=no, resizable=no, menubar=no, toolbar=no') ;return false;" target="_blank"><img src="your_image.jpg" width=" " height=" " border="0" ALT="Your text">

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Nice one, Macguru. Does that work in all recent browsers?
7:26 pm on Oct 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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That code will work all the way back to Netscape v.2 or Explorer v.3 - it's basic JavaScript 1.0

<added> That's Mar 1996 for Netscape and Aug 1996 for Explorer: Reference for JS versions [webmasterworld.com] </added>

7:40 pm on Oct 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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OOps! I forgot window size and position attributes in the JS. I snipped that code on some kind of slide show where I use window size 'onload'. This way, if some pop-up is clicked from a SERP it gets to proper size.
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Hey all..thanks.. I guess I will make them so they pop up in a new window...

thanks for some different coding by the way.. I will have to try and implement it...

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Once again, a couple (more than a couple, really) bad apples have spoiled the whole basket. Pop-ups can be a great asset to a site... Consider a design company with a portfolio, and the ability to load a size-specific window presenting a finished piece.

I think the problem comes from automatic pop-ups, where no user interaction is required. I wouldn't mind seeing all the sites using that technique dissapear from Google altogether.

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Hi

Because of the poor results I received from Google on the last update I have started an adwords campaign, it was running fine untill the advert was reviewed by the editors, the result was:

Our guidlines etc etc do not allow sites with popup adverts (I only had one very small one) .

Your add has been suspended untill the popups have been removed !

Our experience is that pop up windows, regardless of size etc etc discourages users from clicking on to the adwords. Remove the adds and resubmit etc etc

If anyone is interested and would like to read the unedited email please sticky mail me (if this is allowed)

Regards

Curlykarl