Do you remember playing with the jack-in-the-box toy as a child? You knew that if you kept winding it up, eventually jack was going to burst out of the top and startle you!
Many of you found old jack-in-the-box an annoying toy and confined it to the toy box.....
Well, it reminds me of pop-ups on the internet. Eventhough you know that when you get on the internet there is a good chance a pop-up will present itself, you always act surprised and somewhat violated.
But as irritating as they are, pop-ups work. Most businesses are able to utilize pop ups for growing their list. This way they can market to you for years to come. Others actually make sales off of pop up offers.
Now, these days if you don't want to deal with pop ups, you have the pop up blockers and stoppers. This pretty much remedies the situation if you don't like multiple offers etc.
However, many people still don't have any type of pop up blockers because they haven't gotten around to purchasing it or because they actually want to view the pop up offers.
*Aggravating Pop Ups Mop Up!
With jack-in-the-box, jack always popped up. With pop ups, you can have multiple offers. Depending on the pop up software, you can have them pop up on entrance or on exit and even have them set on a time delay.
Plus, you can have them load on the front or behind the page. And even position them to the exact spot on the page where you desire.
**Remember when I said that pop up blockers and stoppers can pretty much be stopped these days?
Not so fast!!
Check out this article online at http://www.govisitors.com/jb/article4.html
After you get there you'll notice a pop up that flies onto the page.
Even if you have a pop up blocker set up on your computer, it shoudn't stop it. You see, this pop up is built into the html page. This way when it loads, it does not open in a separate window. It is a part of the page and can not be stopped.
Maybe it's sneaky, but it works....
The word on the street is that Pop Ups will soon be done away with. Believe me, this will not hurt my feelings in the least! They tend to annoy me also. However, until then, you can continue to reap the benefits of utilizing pop ups for your business!