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    Google Guidelines on Pop-Up

    I have just read that Goggle will not list a site with pop-up.

    "Pop-Up: Our Editorial Guidelines states that we do not allow links that generate pop-ups when users enter or leave your site. We consider a pop-up to be any window, regardless of size or content, that opens in addition to the original window. Our experience is that pop-ups make the information seeking process less efficient and discourage users from clicking on ads"

    Dose this apply to free listings as well?


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    I believe it applies to every site, at least in theory. In practice, however, Google does list some sites that have pop-ups. Hotjobs.com, for example, is listed by Google and does have a pop-up ad. Whether this exception is made for large sites I don't know, but I would recommend avoiding pop-ups anyway. They're annoying and often do more harm than good.

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    Wow. I to dislike pop-up's but in some form thay can be used as useful tools. Take my site for instance www.moneytec.com I just placed a pop-up to inform visitors of our services and not for external promotions. I guess I need to find a new way of doing this then, I have most of my traffic coming from google free listings
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    Would anyone know if thee is a way around this? Like say have pop-up after 20sec apposed to popping-up on entry?


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    Where did you read that Google will not list sites that have pop-ups?

    I know that Google doesn't use them, but I haven't seen anything that says they wont index sites that use them.

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    This was taken from a google e,mail, Suspending my ad do to my site having a pop-up...



    MoneyTec Resource
    Online Currency Trading Resource
    Education and trading tools
    www.MoneyTec.com

    Action taken: Suspended - Pending Revision
    Issue(s): Pop-Up
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    Read below for definitions of the issues we discovered:

    Pop-Up: Our Editorial Guidelines states that we do not allow links that generate pop-ups when users enter or leave your site. We consider a pop-up to be any window, regardless of size or content, that opens in addition to the original window. Our experience is that pop-ups make the information seeking process less efficient and discourage users from clicking on ads.


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    By creating clear, well-targeted AdWords ads, you'll reach potential customers more effectively and help ensure a positive search experience that will build user confidence in Google AdWords overall. While we regret any inconvenience these changes may cause you, we're confident the improved response to your Google AdWords campaign will make this effort worthwhile.

    Thanks for your help.

    For more information on performance tips and ad requirements, please see:

    FAQs:
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    The AdWords Editorial Guidelines:
    https://adwords.google.com/select/guidelines.html


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    I think this is the second time this has come up.

    Google does not ban sites that have popups.

    Google's AdWords program does.

    This is strictly for sites that buy advertising on Google. This has nothing to do with their search engine.

    I've edited the thread title to stem the confusion.
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    SitePoint Zealot Kyle_C's Avatar
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    aspen thank you for clarifying that, I'm happy to here this from you, Since anything from you seems to be fact not just speclation.


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    Originally posted by aspen
    I think this is the second time this has come up.

    Google does not ban sites that have popups.

    Google's AdWords program does.

    This is strictly for sites that buy advertising on Google. This has nothing to do with their search engine.

    I've edited the thread title to stem the confusion.
    ahh...that explains it.

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