By way of my mentor, Tom Antion who tests everything and doesn’t
refer anything unless he thinks it’s worth it, I learned about an exit
popup program called Don’t Leave Me Ads. I’m not real sure about the name, doesn’t quite make sense to me, but that’s what it is.
If you’ve been doing business on the ‘net for any length of time, you know there’s a constant debate about popups. Whether or not you like them, they do produce results, so they’re a tool not to be overlooked. Just use them judiciously.
The primary ways we use pop ups are 1) to encourage people to
subscribe to our newsletter and 2) as an exit popup to somehow, some
way get the person leaving the site to take action on something before
Up until now, I’ve been using a popup generator script designed by Amazing Popups which now seems to be defunct and when you go to the web page, you’re redirected to another popup generator. However, with so many popup blockers built into browsers, most of the time, no one sees our exit offers.
Personally, I have disabled all my popup blockers because there are a lot of sites that legitimately use popups for good reasons and I don’t want those blocked.
Back to Don’t Leave Me Ads. Our primary use of exit popups is to offer either a discount, a financing option, or a pick your own price option when someone leaves a sales page without clicking on a payment link.
Always one to try something new, I decided to follow Tom’s lead and try Don’t Leave Me Ads. It’s only $9.95 for the software, so it’s a no brainer as an investment.
You can see how it works on the one page I’ve set it up: http://www.actandattract.com/5TSH.html
My objective is to make sure anyone who arrives on that page, usually by affiliate referrals, has an opportunity to become part of our community.
What happens is if they do not take action with one of the links on the page and they begin to move their cursor to the “back button”, a popup comes up with an offer and immediately a new page opens to wherever you want that person to go.
My complaints about the system are 1) the new page opens in the same window instead of a new window and 2) it really doesn’t work for a long sales page. It’s best if it’s a short page with only one or two options for clicking. Maybe the software will be upgraded in the future.
I wouldn’t use this on a long sales page because if a person is reading through and wants to re-read something back up on the top of the page and scrolls up, the popup immediately comes up and the new page opens. I don’t want that.
Don’t Leave Me Ads is a good solution with limited uses and certainly worth $9.95.