Originally Posted by rocketgirl
If you don't want to change hosting providers, use a banner ad. Pop up and under ads drive people crazy.
Steve H, exit pop ups guarantee I will never go to that site again. I really hate them.
But here is their rationale (and I feel the same as you) - they depend on impulse buying and are taking the chance you may be on the edge, but have decided to leave. By offering you a discount on an exit ad, you may just buy. They figure you'll probably never go back to their site anyway, so no harm, no foul. It was worth a second try. This is one reason I never buy on impulse online - I always exit the site first to see if they offer an exit discount. A lot of times, I'll go to a site wanting to buy - possibly based on an infomercial I just watched. Once there, I rationize the cost is too high, and reluctantly decide to pass on the deal. Wait! It's suddenly $50 cheaper - I start rethinking the whole thing. Maybe I change my mind - because I really wanted it in the first place.