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    Question Exit-Intent Pop-Up Newsletter Bulletin

    Hello Guys,

    I have read from many sources that exit-intent type popup newsletter bulletin forms on the main page affect the SEO rankings due to slowing down the site speeds.

    Is it true? Have you experienced such an effect?

    I am planning to add them but I prefer to make them exit-intent as it is much effective.

    Do you also recommend to place a sign-up form on the main page?

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    Maybe someone is guessing that they affect SEO negatively. It would be based on the idea that having too many outgoing links is not good. Google gives this warning while logged into their Google Webmaster service. Also pop-ups are not good. It's like this: I know pop-ups are not liked, and too many outgoings shows that you are not keen to keeeping customers around, likely 'cause you are not an intelligent person. I am guessing.



    Also I would not put the sign-up form on the index page, 'cause signing up is secondary. First you have to give someone a reason to sign-up, like show your compentance or something.

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    I also personally do not like pop-ups but as I have mentioned in my very first post, it is using exit-intent technology which means that the pop-up appears when visitors try to exit the site. What do you think about that personally?

    I agree with the sign-up form preference. Exit-Intent solves this problem also I think...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewt View Post
    Maybe someone is guessing that they affect SEO negatively. It would be based on the idea that having too many outgoing links is not good. Google gives this warning while logged into their Google Webmaster service. Also pop-ups are not good. It's like this: I know pop-ups are not liked, and too many outgoings shows that you are not keen to keeeping customers around, likely 'cause you are not an intelligent person. I am guessing.



    Also I would not put the sign-up form on the index page, 'cause signing up is secondary. First you have to give someone a reason to sign-up, like show your compentance or something.

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    Exit-intent might work. Just maybe!

    It could be worth the effort. If you do get penalized, the penalty should drop-off after removing the pop-up.

    I say yes, to test its effectiveness. Also take note of your organic engine traffic hurting or not.


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    Thanks a lot. I will test that.

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    Exit-intent might work. Just maybe!

    It could be worth the effort. If you do get penalized, the penalty should drop-off after removing the pop-up.

    I say yes, to test its effectiveness. Also take note of your organic engine traffic hurting or not.


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    How is the test going?

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    I removed my exit pop-ups last year due to worry about Google's opinion of them. I never found mine to be particularly effective anyway.

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    I don't use exit pop-ups. I find them to be distracting and I don't want my visitors to get confused by them.

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    Make sure all your other ethical SEO is maxed out, when doing the testing. This is to increase your odds of not being penalized.

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