Today we’ve got another ask the readers segment and I’m pretty sure that most of you have a strong opinion one way or the other on this topic.
What do you think of pop-ups on websites or blogs that ask for your email address?
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, pop-ups are still around online today. They are even making a come back recently with plug-ins such as pop-up domination. What do you think of pop-ups that ask for your email address to subscribe to content, freebies, or other bonuses?
Do you sign-up through them? Do they make you more likely to leave the website? Or perhaps they greatly increase the subscription rate on your rate?
If you hate pop-ups, I want to hear why they bother you. If you like them or even use them on your own site, I want to hear from you in the comments too.
Last Month’s “Ask The Readers”
In July we asked you how you got on the map online. There were over 22 great answers and my favorite response comes from Joanna of My Dukan Diet:
1. Being helpful – I get a lot of questions via email, and try to answer these almost straight away.
2. Providing value – the content didn’t get created overnight, but making sure it’s relevant and in-depth is what probably helped me survive the flood of spam sites that started to target the same keywords.
3. Being responsive to the audience needs – although it started as a simple recipe site, as people asked the same questions over and over I’ve added an FAQs section as well as certain elements in the site that help prevent these questions being asked.
Creating value and providing answers to an audience is a great way to make a name for yourself online and Joanna is certainly doing both.
But, back to this week’s question.
I’d liked to know: What do you think of pop-ups on websites and blogs?
Let’s hear it!