Pop Ups, How do you feel about Them ?


       What's your opinion on Pop-ups?

                                Here's ours:

They are an annoyance most of the time, especially those pop-ups that appear each time we open a new browser window.
Consider your opening page for Netscape, AOL, MSN, Yahoo, etc. Fortunately, most of these popups can be deleted with a mouse click on the X box, or on the "NO THANKS" block provided by many of the more considerate advertisers.
But, advertisers love them and they aren't about to go away because they cost so little 
They are often overdone.. and it's overkill when two, three and sometimes even more appear, one right after the other, or all at once.
The absolutely most annoying are those that keep popping up. Each time you delete one  - there's another, and another, etc. This gets so bad at times that the only way to stop them is to turn off your computer.
Makes you wonder how advertisers that use this technique can ever hope to sell their products or services... products which are often sleazy, scammy and sometimes adult oriented?
However, even the most ethical and well established brand name advertisers continue to use Pop Up ads.
The pop-ups that appear after you leave a web page are the least annoying because they aren't so intrusive, unless they drop out of the top of your browser window, slide in from the side and flash, jiggle or shake. Usually, one click of your mouse takes care of them.
In addition to 'Entry Pops', and 'Exit Pops', we have witnessed 'Any Time' Pops that just seem to appear our of nowhere.
They intrude the same way that commercial messages intrude when watching a favorite TV program. And Yes, those TV ads can be turned off with a click on your Remote Mute or Channel Changer buttons.
There's a difference here, though. Those commercial TV ads usually interrupt your program and you must wait until they are finished before resuming your viewing pleasure.
Whereas, Popups only distract but do not delay the display of the webpage you were viewing.
We don't condemn advertisers for using PopUp promotions. Our economy is based on an active and successful Buyers and Sellers model. It often seems as if everyone is 'selling' something, and certainly, we  all 'buy' things regularly.
Competition for our purchasing dollar is very keen. Sellers can't sell unless they advertise.
Good honest advertisements help all of us make sound purchasing decisions.
The internet has literally millions of viewers. Popup Advertising is one of the least expensive ways to reach the multitudes.
          "PopUps Are Not About To Go Away!"
It's of interest to note that advertisers have a lot of control over how they present their popups on your computer monitor. They can program them by using Cookies so that a particular message appears only once during a viewing session on your computer, or twice, or once a month, or never again if you respond to their advertisement by placing an order, subscribing to a news-letter, clicking to another web page, etc

The growing availability of free Pop-up Blockers is making it more difficult for legitimate advertisers to advise their customers, and would-be customers, of the products and services they offer. There will be ways found to get around this and it will interesting to see how advertisers do it.

The concern still remains that clicking on the wrong pop-up can lead to the introduction of adware, spyware and malware into our computers. All types of legislation is being considered to minimize this threat.

The best advice for now is to be extremely careful when tempted to click on their offers and links.

Three basic Pop's

The popup on entry - This is the original. When you pull up a
    website in your browser, a second, small, browser page opens
    with a little mini page.

The popup-on-exit - The popup-on-exit is not as obtrusive as
    the entry popup.

The pop-under - The pop-under is a webpage that loads under
    the one you are viewing. You don't see the full pop-under page
    until you close the browser page that they're on. However, you
    can often tell when one is being loaded. There is a blink or
    instantaneous outline that appears and immediately disappears.

   That's the popup you'll see when you leave the page or site.
                                                           ... Richard Rossbauer

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