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Adwords and popups

Does Google mind sites with popups?



10:45 am on Feb 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Does Google AdWords mind if you are linking to a page with popups on it. Also I heard that if the page your langing page has been SEO'd that can make a difference to the position of your ads, i.e. if G cant read the page you are linking to for example a flash page your adwords will not do so well.....can anyone shed some light on this?



1:00 pm on Feb 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If there are pop-ups on the landing page your campaign will not work.


3:05 pm on Feb 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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When you say it will not work do you mean it is not allowed or it will perform badly?


4:23 pm on Feb 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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YOur ads that lead to pages with pop-ups will be declined upon review. Of course, if you will be lucky enough to get a review, because my ads are waiting to be approved (and not running all this time) for several weeks already. Hope you'll be more lucky


5:18 pm on Feb 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks guys this helps alot.


7:27 pm on Feb 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Add to that having pop-ups that appear when a visitor closes a browser while on your site will also disable ads.


11:26 pm on Feb 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Munster, a good place to look for formal answers to questions relating to AdWords guidelines is the Editorial Guidelines page, which you'll find right here:


Quoting from that doc, on the subject of pop-ups:

No Pop-ups

We do not allow links to landing pages that generate pop-ups when users enter or leave your landing page. We consider a pop-up to be any window, regardless of content, that opens in addition to the original window.



11:48 pm on Feb 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Are your popups for additional information about your site, like a newsletter or something? Or is it advertising?

Do you think people visiting your page would benefit from these popups?

IMO, advertising popups are annoying and cheapen a site. I am sick of seeing advertising for baby back ribs, and online degrees. I mean REALLY!


10:13 am on Feb 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The website is a major houshold brand and the popups on the landing page are for a new model which is about to be launched, although I dont like popups I'd have to say the content is of very high intrest to the website users.



10:43 am on Feb 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The fact is, I think about 80% of all users have popups blocked - and going up, I suspect. Since most of the major players such as Earthlink, AOL, etc advertise how their software blocks popups, I suspect that good info or not, popups are going the way of the Dodo.

Besides, if I see a competitor with popups and Google ads, I report them :)

Just an aside and a bit off topic, but this was funny - Went to some blog site a couple days ago that was filled on all 4 sides with Google ads.

And the main editorial up at that time was about how greedy Google was.. (and btw, yes it also had popups).