| "What's your opinion about PopUps?"
They are annoying most of the
time, especially those that appear each time we open a
new browser window.
Consider your opening page for Netscape, AOL, MSN, Yahoo,
etc. Fortunately, most of these opening-page-popups can be deleted with
a mouse click on the X box, or on the "NO THANKS" block
provided by many of the more considerate advertisers.
But, advertisers love them and they aren't about to
go away because they cost so little. They are often
overdone.. and it's overkill when two, three and sometimes
even more appear, one right after the other, or all at once.
The absolutely most annoying are those
that keep popping
Each time you delete one - there's another, and
another, etc. This gets so bad at times that the only way to
stop them is to turn off your computer.
Makes you wonder how advertisers that use this technique
can ever hope to sell their products or services...
products which are mostly sleazy, scammy and often adult
However, even the most ethical and well
name advertisers continue
to use Pop Up ads.
The popups that appear after you leave a web page are
usually the least annoying because they are not so
intrusive, unless they drop out of the top of your browser
window, slide in from the side and flash, jiggle or shake.
Usually, one click of your mouse takes care of them.
In addition to 'Entry Pops', and 'Exit Pops', we have
witnessed 'Any Time Pops' that just seem to appear our
of nowhere. They intrude the same way that commercial
messages intrude when watching a favorite TV program.
And Yes, those TV ads can be turned off with a click on your
Mute or Channel Changer buttons. There is a difference here,
though. Those commercial TV ads usually interrupt your
program and you must wait until they are finished before
resuming your viewing pleasure.
Whereas, Popups only distract but do not delay the display
of the webpage you were viewing.
We don't condemn advertisers for using PopUp promotions.
Our economy is based on an active and successful Buyers and
Sellers model. It often seems as if everyone is 'selling'
something, and certainly, we all 'buy' things regularly.
Competition for our purchasing dollar is very keen.
Sellers can't sell unless they advertise.
Good honest advertisements help all of us make sound
purchasing decisions. The internet has literally millions of
viewers. Popup Advertising is one of the least expensive ways
to reach the multitudes. Therefore...
"PopUps Are Not About To Go Away!"
It's of interest to note that advertisers have a lot of
control over how they present their popups on your computer
They can program them by using Cookies so that a
particular message appears only once during a viewing session
on your computer, or twice, or once a month, or never again if
you respond to their advertisement by placing an order,
subscribing to a news-letter, clicking to another web page,
Popup Blocker programs and Cookie Killer
and nearly all web browsers have an option to block cookies.
But forbidding them to be used when you are browsing often
impairs your full use of the sites you are visiting and could
cause you to miss some valuable information, money saving
sales, or important Event announcements.
So you do have
Do Not Allow Cookies
or Popups (reducing the effectiveness
of your internet browsing)
Allow Cookies and Popups
(they will not damage your
computer and they will make you web browsing less tedious)
...by the RP