Inkspell Media 1 Aug, 2022


Has anyone ever been a fan of pop-up ads? Not at all!

The traditional pop-up ad creates a new window, interrupts your surfing experience, and irritates consumers. Some companies have attempted to rebrand these types of pop-up advertising by giving them fancy names like “exit overlays,” but a pop-up ad is still a pop-up ad.

But here’s the thing: there’s a catch. There’s a reason why pop-up advertisements are still so popular. They’re effective. In fact, quite well. The issue with pop-up advertising isn’t simply that they’re terrible; it’s that most marketers don’t know how to use them effectively.

The Power of Pop up’s: 

Why do people despise pop-up windows? Because they produce a disruption in the user’s experience. You’re browsing a website or looking for something specific when all of a sudden, a massive pop-up ad comes, compelling you to look at it, pay attention to it, and deal with it.

That is, incidentally, why pop-up advertising is so effective.

One of the most difficult aspects of online advertising is determining how to get people to pay attention to your advertisements. Banner blindness is a real thing, and if your ad doesn’t disrupt the user experience in some manner, it’s likely that your adverts will go unnoticed.

Pop-up advertising, like YouTube ads and TV commercials, force viewers to pay attention to them. With a pop-up ad, you don’t have to worry about people seeing your ad; they’ll see it regardless, even if their only engagement with it is trying to get rid of it.

The underlying issue with pop-up ads is that they’ve been abused for years by marketers. 

Why do companies continue to use them?

Despite the fact that most people detest pop-up adverts, marketers continue to employ them because their customers respond to them. While many people claim to despise pop-up advertising, their behaviors speak for themselves.

  • Copy blogger discovered that using a pop-up tactic immediately increased email list sign-up.
  • Pop-ups typically have greater click-through rates than other types of ads—often around 2%.
  • Bit Ninja saw a 114% rise in subscriptions and a 162% increase in leads, thanks to pop-ups.

How can you make pop-up ads that are effective?

If you want consumers to think positively about your pop-up adverts, make the interruption worthwhile by providing something useful. When they get something, they want in return, they don’t mind interruptions.

How do you make your pop-up advertising do that? Here are a few suggestions:

  • Discounts:

The majority of visitors to your website are looking for information. A discount pop-up ad is the digital counterpart of paying someone to hand out coupons at the door to a physical store. It piques people’s interest. It catches people’s attention and encourages them to buy.

The beauty of this type of offer is that it doesn’t matter if they buy now or not. Sure, a discount code makes it more likely that they’ll buy right now, but even if they don’t, they’ll be more inclined to return.

  • Exclusive access:

Pop-up advertising can be used to promote exclusive content for organizations who have a strong content marketing strategy. This is especially effective if they’ve already looked at your stuff, implying that your unique content must be even better.

Many companies employ white papers, e-books, and other content updates to entice users to give their email address. When you have a lengthier sales cycle and want to establish brand awareness before pressing for a sale, this type of strategy comes in helpful.

You create a sense of scarcity by locking your finest content away, which improves the perceived worth of your content.

  • Offers with a time limit:

Pop-up advertising can also be used to promote limited-time offers. After all, no one likes to be the one who misses out on a good offer. Your, time-limited offer must make sense for this tactic to work. People will distrust the veracity of the offer and, by extension, the credibility of your company if it feels random or deceptive. However, if you’ve got a Black Friday discount that ends on Monday, or any other time-limited offer, informing consumers constitutes a public service announcement. 

People will be grateful for the heads up and will be driven to take action sooner.

The issue with pop-up advertisements has never been the format; rather, it has been the exploitation of the concept for years. Pop-up advertising are notorious for being intrusive and irritating, but they don’t have to be.

Pop-up advertising are here to stay, whether you like them or not. While the majority of people dislike pop-up adverts, with the correct strategy, you may develop valuable pop-ups that your site visitors will like. That is, in the end, the key to all advertising. People want to believe that the advertisements they see are useful.


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