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@slaqjaw

There was a blonde boy (I am a blonde ... or was, so save the I am not PC nonsense) ... who called up the Post cereal company to complain ... I never could get the puzzle back together.

I think that's funny but I might have messed it up somehow. Comes from being a blonde.

But then, at least I have hair ... that used to be blonde.
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Hmmmm..... maybe there are a couple pieces missing.... As to hair lines, God made man in His image and covered all the rest with hair.
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Hi Folks,

To answer the initial question: Yes. Google began penalizing "Interstials" also known as "Pop-Ups" in January.

The details are available on SearchEngine Land

However, Google also updated it's algorithm to allow for rapid recovery from penalties, so long as these are corrected immediately.

Therefore, many have suggested that all pop-ups are discontinued as a base-line. Items that are not likely to be penalized may include side-bars, or anything that appears above-the-fold and below-the-fold, or calls-to-action that appear within the text.

Thanks!

Erik
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I can empathize from a couple angles...

Pop-ups have built our lists by over a 15X in a couple months... and this is great from a sale lead POV.

However...

From a UX standpoint (especially over mobile) it has increased page load speeds by ~20%, even with a caching plug-in and other steps to speed things up a bit.

Responsive's have rendered well- but again slow loads.

There's got to be a happy middle ground with Google being the overlord.
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pop ups on mobiles should be penalized.

I have a huge screen and sometimes still canNOT get rid of the darn thing so I can read.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Belew
@slaqjaw

Five critical criteria to a site's success ...

1. Solve a problem - Storytelling
2. Solve the problem a LOT - Quantity
3. Solve the problem well - Quality
4. Solve the problem often - Consistency
5. Solve the problem for a long time - Longevity


I LOVE this - I would like to use it as the base for a blog post if that's okay - with attribution to you @belew of course
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@KathrynLang

Sure. Inmail me when it's done so I can come take a look and leave a comment ...
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@KathrynLang

For several years now I have been speaking about the 4 Ys of success. You may have heard me mention them on Blab. When I joined this forum over a year ago, I was pleasantly surprised to see Bill was using similar words to say the very same thing.

I see Bill has added "storytelling" to the front end of his own list of the 4 Ys -- something I've recognized but left unsaid as I have felt the 4 Ys can apply to many other things as well. In the context of this forum, however, storytelling is spot on.

Back in October of 2015 I wrote a post on one of my own blogs about the 4 Ys and I am looking forward to seeing how you encapsulate the concept in your post.
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@Rev

Another word for Storytelling in other contexts would be Problem Solving.

Once upon a time the damsel was in distress. The online marketer showed up to destroy the dragon. The dragon decided to buy a better shield so he'd be more prepared the next time he was in a fight.
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In the old days (1970 - 2000) they would have added, "Brought to you by the Acme Sword & Shield Company" -- now we don't need to!
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A good marketer would teach the damsel how to stay out of distress and the sell the dragon better weapons (or at least tell his friend that he knows someone who has a problem that needs to be solved.)
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A really good marketer would sell the damsel a wide screen TV and interest the dragon in a portable tablet model in a flame retardant convenient carry case.
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