It doesn’t matter what site I go to nowadays, just about all of them have big blaring pop-ups to sign up for their newsletters.
Hmm.. My sign up form is on the right side of the page. My posts can be read without hassles!
Don’t get me wrong. Signing up for newsletters is a great option to have. Especially if you’re interested in the information the sites are giving you.
*Anyone can sign up for my newsletter at any time. But be for warned I normally don’t get a newsletter out but once a month. And the newsletters are mainly blurbs or chapters on my characters adventures and giveaways.*
Back to pop-ups. I have a tendency to click on many websites during the day. I enjoy reading what other people have to say. That doesn’t necessarily mean I’m going to sign up for every newsletter on every site I go to and most of the time if I have to close a “Join My Newsletter” pop-up twice while I’m in the process of reading an article I will leave that page.
Why people set their Sign Up Form to pop-up every two seconds has me baffled. Why people have their Sign Up Forms pop-up on a nonfriendly mobile website is beyond me.
With everyone on their mobile phones nowadays checking out websites on their breaks, before work, after work, or at random times during the day, I would think that website owners would want to be mobile friendly, at least. Even if they insist on having pop-ups. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten onto a website to read a post and couldn’t even find the close button on the pop-up because I’m using my phone to surf the World Wide Web. I’m sure I have missed some great posts because I couldn’t get to the actual post!
I wonder. I still carry around a small phone. Do I need to upgrade to a huge screen phone in order to find the close button for a pop-up on a website? Would I even be able to find the close button with a bigger screen?
When I do upgrade to a bigger phone it won’t be because of pop-ups and I will still leave those annoying pages that are not mobile friendly with huge Sign-Up Forms.
Are these people intentionally trying to lose traffic? Does life have to be more difficult?
I promise if I enjoy the posts I will sign up for the newsletter unless there are blaring pop-ups in my face.
Sigh. The way I see it pop-ups are just a time-consuming annoyance that I can personally live without:)