I feel like we got out of popup hell and we're going back in
Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:51am
Back in the day you'd get bombarded with popups and stuff but then browser security and such improved and that practice died out.
Now, I feel like sites are doing this again except that it's a popup within the same page so it's not technically a "popup". GDPR "Accept all cookies" is annoying enough but there are more and more pages that block out the page and ask you to sign in in order to view the site. I hate these. Thankfully, a bunch of them can be worked around simply by inspecting the "pop-in" and deleting it in the developer tool. Still really annoying though.
Just throwing out another example of websites getting in the way with JS.
I feel like we got out of popup hell and we're going back in- Erik_,Thu Apr 21 2022 12:51am
They also wait a bit to pop up just to maximize their annoyance. I wonder if user testing involves a camera and a timer. They look for the time when the reader looks most annoyed at the popup and set the timer to that. Usually I don't even read the dialog box, I just hit back and go somewhere els... more
to help make it as annoying as possible. I'm sure BI reporting and marketing are working in step to maximize the amount of user interactions and sign ups. If that equates to annoying the ever loving hell out of the users to the point that they get the most sign ups, they'll do it. Bleh.
I wish uB... more
I get that things cost money and that ads give them money to pay for things, but throwing those things in my face and hopefully under my mouse click (would they be that evil? Slide an ad right under the mouse? Yep.)
I wish that Google would derank sites that behaved so poorly. I'm usually gone... more
I get that pages get paid x amount for ad clicks they display, but how many people that accidentally (or the very few on purpose) click on an ad actually then proceed to spend any money on the sites they get sent to. What's worse, it's sometimes just a pyramid scheme of ad sites.
Ex: start at on... more
like actually make a purchase before they pay out. They pay a lot per action because the action is so rare. Most are per-click, though. I'm just not sure I'd even trust a site I go to because of clicking on a banner ad. They just seem so sketchy.
It's kinda interesting how there's all this mo... more
Or is it one of those things where they just host SO many pages that even if each site only gets them a small amount of ad money, the number of sites makes up for it. Also, I wonder if you get paid for a click done by a web crawler? I get those on this site clicking buttons and links all the time. M... more
Maybe the ads and clicks are so cheap they can't make any money with just one thing, so it takes a whole host of them to make things work. It's kinda like phone and e-mail scams, the message is so cheap they don't lose any money but if they just get one sucker it pays for annoying hundreds of thous... more