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7:30 pm on Oct 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

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If you have AdSense on a page can you also serve a Pop Under ad from another ad network on that same page? If so, what are your thoughts on Pop Under ads...like or dislike?
7:54 pm on Oct 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Most browsers block pop-ups so I wouldn't waste my time.

If your technology bypasses blocking them, I'll never visit again.

8:31 pm on Oct 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Avoid.
You will lose visitors.
8:46 pm on Oct 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have avoided because I hate them myself and my gut feeling says It'll be a turnoff to my regular visitors...who I value most as they are the ones sharing content on a regular basis.
9:14 pm on Oct 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

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<quote>like or dislike?</quote>
the latter but they are allowed
9:17 pm on Oct 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

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We all know they are allowed. That wasn't the question.
9:24 pm on Oct 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Can I add a new option.. hate.

I hate them.

9:39 pm on Oct 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

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<quote>We all know they are allowed</quote>
It's not just senior members that view WebmasterWorld, "We" do not "all know".

<quote>If you have AdSense on a page can you also serve a Pop Under ad from another ad network on that same page?</quote>
Yes.

10:22 pm on Oct 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

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pop up or pop under: avoid like the plague unless you want to look like a scam.
2:49 am on Oct 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Thank You spacielacie as that was part of the question and no, we don't "all know". This is the best forum I've found for getting intelligent answers to questions about websites and do hope one day to be a Senior Member.
3:24 am on Oct 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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censored my own post.
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Let's just say that I have never considered joining netflix because they are one of the biggest pop-under ad buyers, no matter how appealing their convenience is.

Anyone who uses a pop-up/under system that bypasses blockers will forever lose my business. This applies to both advertisers and publishers.

If you care, even slightly, about your users or your site's reputation, dump the idea immediately.

4:13 am on Oct 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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This is the only thing I saw on Google AdSense Program Policies
[google.com...]

Ad Placement

Publishers are encouraged to experiment with a variety of placements and ad formats. However, AdSense code may not be placed in inappropriate places such as pop-ups, emails or software. Publishers must also adhere to the policies for each product used.

That can be igonred because the OP mentioned the pop up/under will be from a third party and not Google.

However, on the same page listed under "Site Behavior" states.

Sites showing Google ads should be easy for users to navigate. Sites may not change user preferences, redirect users to unwanted websites, initiate downloads, include malware or contain pop-ups or pop-unders that interfere with site navigation.

My shall refrain from repeating my other comments.

12:20 pm on Oct 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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if i was doing it, then i'd restrict the pop-unders to just when the visiter leaves the site. because you've got no chance of getting an adsense click then anyway, because they've already left, so you may as well try with a pop-under.

if you've got the kind of site that doesn't attract repeat traffic, then there's no harm done.

but if you want people to come back again then you're probably shooting yourself in the foot.

7:44 pm on Oct 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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if you've got the kind of site that doesn't attract repeat traffic, then there's no harm done.

With pop-under ads, the odds of having repeat traffic reduces greatly.

But the *is* harm:
Got incoming links: Do you ant to keep them?
Or do you hope to get any new incoming links ?

Pop-up and pop-under sets you in a tainted outcast category IMHO.

8:50 pm on Oct 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I detest pop-unders. One news site I visit every day has its pop-up blocked in FF and I live with the pop-under when moving from the front page in the hope they might somehow generate some needed revenue.

It only happens once a day anyway.