opinion on Pop-ups?
They are an annoyance most of the time, especially those
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
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
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
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
The internet has literally millions of viewers. Popup
Advertising is one of the least expensive ways to reach
"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
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
1. 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.
2. The popup-on-exit
The popup-on-exit is not as obtrusive as
the entry popup.
3. 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.
can often tell when one is being loaded. There is a blink or
instantaneous outline that appears and immediately disappears.
popup you'll see when you leave the page or site.
... Richard Rossbauer
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