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Gregg: Two windows opening up when coming to site(8 posts)

Gregg: Two windows opening up when coming to sitePODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Feb 8, 2003 9:24 AM
Is there any reason why a second blank window is opening up with nothing in it when visiting here?

Nick
Get Netscape 7.01CJ838
Feb 8, 2003 9:40 AM
As a graphic designer I can tell you Internet Explorer has always been he standard. Netscape usually dogged really bad. But since the release of Netscape 7.01 (which is free), I have switched. The cool thing is it includes a Pop-up stopper in the browser. Since installing it, I have not had one pop-up. When will these site owners (which I have several sites) realize pop-up's annoy people, and never have I clicked on one yet. I spend over 80 hours a week online (it's my job), and it never ceases to amaze me how short sighted website owners are. Get Netscape 7.01, be sure to click on the pop-up menu item and erase all their exceptions (like AOL, CNN etc.). Once you do that, no more pop-up's unless YOU make it an exception.

CJ
Not a pop-up... it has no ad (nm)PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Feb 8, 2003 9:42 AM
Is too!filtersweep
Feb 8, 2003 10:49 AM
It is a blank popup- like there was an error in loading the ad script.
pop-upsDaveG
Feb 8, 2003 10:49 AM
I suppose pop-ups must work (attract business) because they are so commonplace, but myself and everyone I know hates them. I will go out of my way to avoid buying any product that uses pop-up ads. If I get one more "important message from Classmates" pop-up I'm going to go Postal!
Actually, they don't work.CJ838
Feb 8, 2003 4:16 PM
I get reports from media buyers on several forms of internet media. Pop-ups (& pop-unders) do far less to drive traffic to the merchant site than you think. They're just another form of spam. Here's the thing. Website owners are conned into using them for a small (very nominal) fee that is paid to them. Does email SPAM work. NO. Does Telemarketing- work? Only to known customers. But the advertisers want you to think it does. The return is less than 3%. Site owners like Gregg, should think twice about using them. There are enough ads physically on the site to negate the use of pop-ups (and pop-unders). Gregg is it really worth it in light of the annoyance factor? Are you really getting true click-thru's? That's why I use Netscape 7.01, before that I used a shareware pop-up defender.

CJ
opera has had this feature for years...the best browser IMO (nm)Frith
Feb 10, 2003 5:38 AM
broken popundergregg
Feb 8, 2003 3:16 PM
We've been trying to track this down for a couple of days now. I think I'm at the point where I just request that the campaign be taken down. Since the popunder doesn't load right, the cookie doesn't set, so you may get it more than once.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

-g