Why Neil Patel Convinced Me to Use a Nasty Pop Up
Neil Patel Recommended The Hello Bar Pop Up
You may have read how a pop up can turn readers off. I’ve read figures as high as 95% of people hate pop-ups. I know I have and have found some of the pop ups to be quite intrusive especially on mobile. But more and more people have been using these creative pop ups on their blogs and websites. I was holding out. But then I read Neil Patel’s post on Growing your traffic by 20,000 visitors a month and how the Hello Bar plays a part of that. I had to check it out!
The Hello Bar was so easy to install and use that I just had to test it out. The best part was that the results were immediate! I had not been getting new subscribers of late. With the addition of this nasty pop up I began to get them daily! Now as Donna Merrill has said in comments elsewhere is that “Our Blogs are our property and social media is rented space”. She is so right! We need to have people at our blogs and our subscribers bring them back to our own properties.
This next chart is what I received in 14 days. 1 new subscriber per day. Of course my blog doesn’t have as much traffic as Neil Patel but this is much better than what the blog here was doing previously generating subscribers here.
I also like that you can very easily do A/B testing with different wording and offers on your pop-ups via the Hello Bar. And it is for FREE.
What Others Say About Those Annoying Pop Ups
I did a little digging on these nasty pop-ups and found a great video on his post by Derek of Social Triggers who says “You are an idiot if you do NOT use pop-ups to increase your email list.” Derek is in agreement with Neil Patel.
You may also watch the YouTube video here below:
Beth from Copyblogger had this to say about pop-ups: There is no question that pop-ups “work” — but to what end? We’re not willing to risk the relationship with our audience for a spike in opt ins. I guess Copyblogger is not in agreement with Neil Patel.
Rob at the Evergage Blog on his post to the Secret to Pleasant Pop Ups says that pop ups work but you really need to have an x on them so users can quickly close them up. Give them an easy exit and your readers will appreciate it. Great advice!
The #1 search on Google for pop ups is for annoying pop ups followed by how to block pop-ups. It is ironic that people find them so annoying but also use them often at the same time.
Do you subscribe to other blogs via pop-ups?
Do you ever buy anything because you saw a deal via a pop-up?
Do you use them at your blog or website?
I’d love to know your thoughts on those annoying pop ups in the comments below!
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