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    SitePoint Addict delpino's Avatar
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    one time pop-up window a good idea?

    What do you guys think, is pop-up window offering a newsletter a good idea? This would only happen once (cookie controlled) and would make it possible to stay in contact with the user.
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    Alot of people hate pop-ups. Because they are forced to see your ad or service. One to offer your newsletter would be fine I think. Just make sure it wont annoy them.

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    I would definitly say go for it. If its a one time pop up, people won't mind. I did that with a site of mine. My newsletter subscriptions went from about 1 or 2 signups a day to about 10 a day. I only wish I would have did it earlier. I have a button on my pop up people can press to never see it again using cookies. Works great.

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    It is definitely a good idea -- if SitePoint uses it, you can't go wrong. I use it on my site, too, and it is effective.

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    Serial Publisher silver trophy aspen's Avatar
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    ditto what mjames said. It's been very effective for me. You can also set it up to appear on a user's 2nd or third page view.
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    aspen: do you know the code for the second or third page view option as that is something I would like to explore. thanks

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    It has worked for alot of ezine publishers

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    Serial Publisher silver trophy aspen's Avatar
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    Originally posted by billiousness
    aspen: do you know the code for the second or third page view option as that is something I would like to explore. thanks
    Use this code:

    http://www.webmasterbase.com/static/popjs.php?

    Code:
    function DisplayInfo() {
    var expdate = new Date();
    var visit;
    expdate.setTime(expdate.getTime() +  (24 * 60 * 60 * 1000 * 365)); 
    if(!(visit = GetCookie("visit"))) 
    visit = 0;
    visit++;
    SetCookie("visit", visit, expdate, "/", ".webmaster-resources.com", false);
    var message;
    if(visit == 1) 
    popup()
    }
    Change that line to whatever (note the code above is just a portion of the linked to code).
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    I'm using a popup window on one of my sites

    So far, it has worked out great. No complaints from any visitors. And lots of subscribers to my e-zine. To create the popup effect, I used the Javascript generator in the members-only part of:

    http://www.Willmaster.com

    In order to become a member, sign up for the Willmaster Possibilities e-zine. You'll be glad you did.

    Hope this helps,
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