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Cadet Cheapstakes

11:49 pm on Nov 29, 2001 (gmt 0)

Ok so I have started to get hits - 50 today. I have no idea where from (there not mine before you start smiling to yourself!).

It has occurred to me that I should have an exit pop up - e.g the people who are entering and then exiting should get a forced pop up banner that will take them to a TGP site. Thus I should get 100 vistiors for every 50 that I send them. This pop up should open BEHIND my site.

I have no idea how to do this but I do have my user ID set up for theses TGP sites so that I get a credit.

I would really like to get this set up tonight. Perhaps even I could have it that 4 or 5 pop ups appear. But I am a Javascript virgin :( I know very little about Javascript other than I want to know all of it! well a good deal anyways. It real cool how it can "control" your browser as well. Is it easy to have the bottom of the page read something different to where you are about to be taken (in addition to the above question - it is almost Christmas ;) ) e.g so that people moving thier cursor over a hyperlink will read something like "Hi my name is Dave!" at the bottom of their screen instead of www.?????.com?



12:00 am on Nov 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

I will not help you with the popups. Personally , I find them rude and annoying, especially with a forced redirect. I'm sure your visitors will be no exception. To make the hyperlink display your own text instead of the url use onmouseover.


<a href="page.html" onmouseover="Enter some text here">Enter some text here</a>

Cadet Cheapstakes

12:48 am on Nov 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thank You knidly for the onmouseover tip - it works a treat!

I think perhaps you are right about the pop ups - but as a new site it is vital that i get traffic. I see TGP as the only way in the short term until the SE come up with some goods.

Perhaps just one slow open pop up window BEHIND my site would be ok that goes to a respectable TGP that doesnt send you a million pop ups when you hit a link would be ok?



5:11 am on Nov 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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

I have to agree with Key_Master about using scripts that manhandle visitors who already decided to leave your site -- it's just not a good thing to do.

The idea of the web is one of an INTER-active experience, not a forced experience. The fact that the hit numbers go up in your server logs is doing nothing to improve your actual business. It's just an abstract numbers game. If you spend your time on that kind of focus, you're missing the real target.

Cadet Cheapstakes

5:25 am on Nov 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thank you Tedster - yes I have had to remind myself not to loose site of what I am out to achieve by concentrating on numbers etc without having a site that works well or a site with poor content.



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