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Ok, nothing new here, but however, I have taken into notice lately that many aspiring internet marketers (and an advancedbie or 2) seem to ignore this critical aspect of sales/squeeze page conversion. No, it is nothing fancy, but just a simple Exit Popup Script. Yes, though late, I have come to realise that not having one of those on my squeeze (and OTO) pages is like leaving moolah on the table. Too expensive I hear? Difficult to install? Simple. Google 'Exit Popup Script' and you will be amazed by the different varieties of free exit popups scripts available out there. And yes, some of the creators even do the installation for you

Warriors, feel free to share any other conversion tips you might have if possible. Thanks for reading!

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  • Profile picture of the author Wham
    do they reallly?

    I always have seen them as an annoyance and to me its almost like a desperate last attempt for the seller, whenever I come across a website like that It makes me glad I backed out.

    but if they truly do increase conversions id use one lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
    I won't buy from a site that uses an exit pop-up. I never, ever use them on any of my sites. That doesn't mean they don't increase conversions, but marketers who use this intrusive tactic will not earn my business.

    Seth Godin has it right on this subject, I think.
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    • Profile picture of the author RMC
      I'm not crazy about them, but here's the catch. The people that swear they'll never buy from a site with them...well you'd never see it unless you exited the site and came back.

      Makes me curious what percentage of people actually purchase on return visit vs. the increase on exit saved sales.
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
        Originally Posted by RMC View Post

        I'm not crazy about them, but here's the catch. The people that swear they'll never buy from a site with them...well you'd never see it unless you exited the site and came back.

        Makes me curious what percentage of people actually purchase on return visit vs. the increase on exit saved sales.
        I don't recall EVER having bought an info product on the first visit to a site. I always do additional research before buying an info product, which means I leave the site and come back days later before I purchase. If I leave and an exit pop-up jumps up in front of me then my research is completed.
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      • Profile picture of the author Aristocratic
        Originally Posted by RMC View Post

        I'm not crazy about them, but here's the catch. The people that swear they'll never buy from a site with them...well you'd never see it unless you exited the site and came back.

        Makes me curious what percentage of people actually purchase on return visit vs. the increase on exit saved sales.

        No, the idea of an exit popup is that it appears on exit. I also do not buy from sites that use them; they annoy me too. I don't go back; they pop up when I'm trying to leave and that annoys me, but thing is, sometimes I leave the site because I have to do something else and intend to come back. Only thing is, once I get that annoying exit popup that prevents me from exiting the site straight away as I wanted, I decide not to bother coming back.

        I'm sure it works for some people. Some leave with the whole intention to get the exit popup hoping for a better deal really so that could also be a reason it works so well.
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        • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
          Originally Posted by Aristocratic View Post

          I'm sure it works for some people. Some leave with the whole intention to get the exit popup hoping for a better deal really so that could also be a reason it works so well.
          I'd rather close 49 sales at $39 than 72 sales at $23.
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          • Profile picture of the author Asher
            Originally Posted by Steven Carl Kelly View Post

            I'd rather close 49 sales at $39 than 72 sales at $23.
            Why not both?

            An exit popup is something that works and
            I personally think it's down to personal
            preferences to use it or not.

            Digital products cost you nothing but
            bandwidth and a link. I'd rather sell something
            which costs me nothing but bandwidth and
            a link than to let my personal preference stop
            me from making money

            Asher
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            • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
              Originally Posted by Asher View Post

              Why not both?

              An exit popup is something that works and
              I personally think it's down to personal
              preferences to use it or not.
              No thanks, I wouldn't want to tarnish the trust and confidence I'm building with my customer.
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              • Profile picture of the author DogScout
                Originally Posted by Steven Carl Kelly View Post

                No thanks, I wouldn't want to tarnish the trust and confidence I'm building with my customer.
                Likewiise

                "Exit Pop-ups: How to Decimate a List in 7 Days."

                Lol.
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              • Profile picture of the author Asher
                Originally Posted by Steven Carl Kelly View Post

                No thanks, I wouldn't want to tarnish the trust and confidence I'm building with my customer.
                I don't think it tarnishes any trust or confidence
                if you pull it off correctly. An exit popup can almost
                be translated to a "counter offer" if someone says
                no to your upfront sale.

                Many of the online 'tactics' are simply translations
                of offline strategies.

                Asher
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                • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
                  Originally Posted by Asher View Post

                  I don't think it tarnishes any trust or confidence
                  True, it doesn't tarnish it, it completely obliterates it.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Asher
                    Originally Posted by Steven Carl Kelly View Post

                    True, it doesn't tarnish it, it completely obliterates it.
                    You sure have something against exit popups

                    Have you used it before, by the way? I'll admit,
                    I haven't used it. But I won't rule out the possibility
                    of its use in a different niche because its another
                    chance.

                    The big guys don't use it *now* but they might
                    have used it and done it in other niches under a
                    different pen name. They probably don't use it now
                    because its been overused in the IM/MMO niche
                    that it hurts conversions.

                    Asher
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                    • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
                      Originally Posted by Asher View Post

                      Have you used it before, by the way? I'll admit,
                      I haven't used it. But I won't rule out the possibility
                      of its use in a different niche because its another
                      chance.
                      Nope, and I never would. For me, it's a gimmick and a crutch and it ruins the relationship with my customer.

                      Originally Posted by Asher View Post

                      The big guys don't use it *now* but they might
                      have used it and done it in other niches under a
                      different pen name. They probably don't use it now
                      because its been overused in the IM/MMO niche
                      that it hurts conversions.
                      No, I'm talking about the big guys of online sales, not digital product IMer's. IMer's are small potatoes in the scheme of things.
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          • Profile picture of the author Frank Murphy
            Originally Posted by Steven Carl Kelly View Post

            I'd rather close 49 sales at $39 than 72 sales at $23.
            For long term measure, I would rather take the 72 buyers anytime
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      • Profile picture of the author DogScout
        Originally Posted by RMC View Post

        I'm not crazy about them, but here's the catch. The people that swear they'll never buy from a site with them...well you'd never see it unless you exited the site and came back.

        Makes me curious what percentage of people actually purchase on return visit vs. the increase on exit saved sales.
        I always exit and come back if I am thinking about buying. If a pop up comes up, that ends my purchase. If it contains a discount, I am insulted that I was taken a shot at.

        More and more non-im people I know do the same thing as that tactic is so widespread the average user is aware of it and does what I do.
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        • Profile picture of the author Asher
          Originally Posted by DogScout View Post

          I always exit and come back if I am thinking about buying. If a pop up comes up, that ends my purchase. If it contains a discount, I am insulted that I was taken a shot at.

          More and more non-im people I know do the same thing as that tactic is so widespread the average user is aware of it and does what I do.
          The only people I know who are insulted by this
          are usually people who know the trick.

          It's like how magic gets boring once you know how
          it works.

          But to the rest of the world who don't know the
          trick, it sells better. Also, you might never know if
          having a discount is better priced for someone
          else. If you say the average user is aware of it
          and does what you do, have you actually seen and
          tested it?

          Asher
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          • Profile picture of the author Frank Murphy
            Originally Posted by Asher View Post

            The only people I know who are insulted by this
            are usually people who know the trick.

            It's like how magic gets boring once you know how
            it works.

            But to the rest of the world who don't know the
            trick, it sells better. Also, you might never know if
            having a discount is better priced for someone
            else. If you say the average user is aware of it
            and does what you do, have you actually seen and
            tested it?

            Asher
            EXACTLY, it works a peach outside of the IM/MMO niche. However, that doesn't mean that this won't work in the IM niche. Here is a strategy I employ with great results in the IM context:

            Lets say, for example, I am giving away a free report on CPA marketing, plus 2 awesome bonuses. I only mention about the bonuses in the exit script, not the main squeeze page. This gives me close to 50% conversions, no kidding.
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          • Profile picture of the author DavidO
            An exit pop-up offering something of value to the visitor (a report, a sample) in exchange for an email is one thing, though I think it's better to do this during the visit, not when the visitor is trying to leave.

            But to offer a last-chance price reduction is insulting and unethical to the person who already bought at the full price. I value my customers more than that.
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            • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
              Originally Posted by DavidO View Post

              An exit pop-up offering something of value to the visitor (a report, a sample) in exchange for an email is one thing, though I think it's better to do this during the visit, not when the visitor is trying to leave.
              If your offer is quality, has been well-researched, tested, and developed, then you don't need gimmicks to close at the optimal rate. Note of course that "optimal" doesn't mean the highest volume.

              Originally Posted by DavidO View Post

              But to offer a last-chance price reduction is insulting and unethical to the person who already bought at the full price. I value my customers more than that.
              Of course. Well said!
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              • Profile picture of the author Asher
                Originally Posted by DavidO View Post

                But to offer a last-chance price reduction is insulting and unethical to the person who already bought at the full price. I value my customers more than that.
                Originally Posted by Steven Carl Kelly View Post

                Of course. Well said!
                If that's where you're coming from, then I fully
                understand =) Now that you mention it, the only
                exit popup kind of sale I would make would
                probably be a "I noticed you're leaving, why not
                give it a whirl/test run for 14 days? If you like
                it..." kind.

                This is what I meant when I said it doesnt tarnishes
                any trust or confidence if you pull it off correctly.

                Asher
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                • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
                  Originally Posted by Asher View Post

                  If that's where you're coming from, then I fully
                  understand =) Now that you mention it, the only
                  exit popup kind of sale I would make would
                  probably be a "I noticed you're leaving, why not
                  give it a whirl/test run for 14 days? If you like
                  it..." kind.
                  And that would certainly tarnish the very beginning of the relationship, IMO. But allow me to say this: to each his own, and if something works for you then that's fantastic, keep on with it. I'm only offering my own personal opinion.

                  Me, I'm not going to go anywhere near that kind of thing. I'm trying to build a relationship on solid footing, not on a weak foundation of soiled trust and gimmicks.

                  If my offer needs gimmicks to properly convert then I'm doing something wrong and I really need to go back and find out what it is.
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            • Profile picture of the author KatyaSenina
              Originally Posted by DavidO View Post

              An exit pop-up offering something of value to the visitor (a report, a sample) in exchange for an email is one thing, though I think it's better to do this during the visit, not when the visitor is trying to leave.

              But to offer a last-chance price reduction is insulting and unethical to the person who already bought at the full price. I value my customers more than that.
              I agree with this one! =)
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            • Profile picture of the author madmagician
              Originally Posted by DavidO View Post

              An exit pop-up offering something of value to the visitor (a report, a sample) in exchange for an email is one thing, though I think it's better to do this during the visit, not when the visitor is trying to leave.

              But to offer a last-chance price reduction is insulting and unethical to the person who already bought at the full price. I value my customers more than that.

              How would you get this to work on an e-mail submit?
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          • Profile picture of the author DogScout
            Originally Posted by Asher View Post

            The only people I know who are insulted by this
            are usually people who know the trick.

            It's like how magic gets boring once you know how
            it works.

            But to the rest of the world who don't know the
            trick, it sells better. Also, you might never know if
            having a discount is better priced for someone
            else. If you say the average user is aware of it
            and does what you do, have you actually seen and
            tested it?

            Asher
            Sorry to give the impression that the 'average user' knows about it. I meant to say: More and more non-im people I know do the same thing, as that tactic is so widespread 'many users' are aware of it and does what I do.

            I have not tested it, but I have not tested robbing banks either.:p It is just something I think as of 'untrustworthy'. That is entirely my opinion and I am sure it costs me sales but I can fall asleep anytime I want. Personal tenet system only.

            Mark
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            • Profile picture of the author Asher
              Originally Posted by Steven Carl Kelly View Post

              And that would certainly tarnish the very beginning of the relationship, IMO. But allow me to say this: to each his own, and if something works for you then that's fantastic, keep on with it. I'm only offering my own personal opinion.

              Me, I'm not going to go anywhere near that kind of thing. I'm trying to build a relationship on solid footing, not on a weak foundation of soiled trust and gimmicks.

              If my offer needs gimmicks to properly convert then I'm doing something wrong and I really need to go back and find out what it is.
              I see, I get where you're coming from now. Thanks for
              sharing your thoughts. Again, I don't see how it might
              create a weak foundation of soiled trust unless the
              product was a weak one when it gets into their hands.

              But then again, you probably have lots of good experience
              telling you that its better to steer clear of it for what
              you're trying to sell

              Originally Posted by DogScout View Post

              Sorry to give the impression that the 'average user' knows about it. I meant to say: More and more non-im people I know do the same thing, as that tactic is so widespread 'many users' are aware of it and does what I do.

              I have not tested it, but I have not tested robbing banks either.:p It is just something I think as of 'untrustworthy'. That is entirely my opinion and I am sure it costs me sales but I can fall asleep anytime I want. Personal tenet system only.

              Mark
              No problem =) I've not tested robbing banks either.:rolleyes:

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              • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
                Originally Posted by Asher View Post

                But then again, you probably have lots of good experience telling you that its better to steer clear of it for what
                you're trying to sell
                Right. I'm selling myself with each transaction. Not a product.

                Originally Posted by Asher View Post

                No problem =) I've not tested robbing banks either.:rolleyes:
                It's a proven technique for generating fast cash.
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                • Profile picture of the author The Expert
                  After reading this post it's pretty clear that the negative feelings towards exit-pops are kinda centered around Digital Products. The idea being that people don't appreciate being sold at $50 and then try to be resold at $25 when they don't buy.

                  I don't use this tactic myself, but I do use exit pops in two ways.

                  On my ebay affiliate mini-sites I put an Exit-Pop in that directs them to a "free shipping" page. If they don't click through to ebay on one of the main pages I DO seem to get a high amount of click-throughs from that Free Shipping page. I guess people like the idea of free shipping.

                  I'll also use it to get people to sign up for an email list.

                  I need to customize the script though. It would work better if it could drop a cookie so that repeat visitors would not see it again until they cleared their cookies.
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          • Profile picture of the author Aristocratic
            Originally Posted by Asher View Post

            The only people I know who are insulted by this
            are usually people who know the trick.

            It's like how magic gets boring once you know how
            it works.

            But to the rest of the world who don't know the
            trick, it sells better. Also, you might never know if
            having a discount is better priced for someone
            else. If you say the average user is aware of it
            and does what you do, have you actually seen and
            tested it?

            Asher

            I was listening to the Kane show this morning on 99.5 (in the DC areaish) and he was asking people about the Your Baby Can Read program. He has a young daughter of about a year and a half that he loves and adores so from time to time you can hear him asking about things that will help her or whatever. So as he was getting good reviews from the listeners about the program, I guess he decided to check out the website because all of a sudden you hear him 'AW This site has popups.' and all I could think was 'damn, why is an infomercial's site having popups?' but then he clarified: 'You know those annoying popups that come up when you are trying to leave the page? They have a sales person offering to chat with you or whatever?' He went on to say how those ads annoy him and he does not buy from sites that have them. He said right on the air that he was not going to buy the package because of the annoying popup.

            So you see, it is not just those in the IM market that are annoyed by them enough not to buy from a site that has them. I think you will find that many people have to think about what they want to buy so they are not leaving your page because they don't want to buy, but rather because they do not want to buy right then. They want to think about it or buy at a time when they can pull out their card or whatever. It'd seem better to have a script that would institute such popups on a subsequent or third visit type of deal because then you know that the user is on the fence and may need that nudge.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kneb Knebaih
      Originally Posted by Steven Carl Kelly View Post

      I won't buy from a site that uses an exit pop-up. I never, ever use them on any of my sites. That doesn't mean they don't increase conversions, but marketers who use this intrusive tactic will not earn my business.

      Seth Godin has it right on this subject, I think.

      Same for me...

      : )
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  • Profile picture of the author David Wolfman
    Yes they do if you do it right and engage reader enough to insert their email. If you just use "sign up now" phrase and not much else, you will simply ask people not to visit your site again.

    50% wow , the best I've heard so far was close to 20%.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jimnopks
    Because of those scripts I never buy a product without first backing off the page to see if they offer a lower price.

    If the word gets out to the masses I would think that may increase conversions while lowering profits.

    Jim
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
    I try to take notice of the big guys and what they do, and to expend my efforts in similar ways. Do any of the big guys use exit pop-ups to close a sale?
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    • Profile picture of the author wiley1
      From what I've seen, many of them do use them. To name a few: Mike Filsaime, Frank Kern, John Reese, Russell Brunson, etc., and many others seem to be following suit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jimnopks
    I think a better idea would be to tell the visitor that if he or she is not ready to buy or wants to think about it, file your page away under things that interest me.

    Jim
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel E Taylor
    The thing about it is I find the average consumer aren't
    like the warrior forum consumer.

    The average consumer buys things they want if they
    feel it would solve their problem and don't buy it
    if they aren't convinced it won't.

    Warrior forum consumers tend to "Not buy things" to prove
    some kind of point.

    My question is if you were dying of AIDS and this website
    had the cure you wouldn't buy it because their was an
    "Exit Popup"....

    How ridiculous is that?

    Now translate it into business.

    This Internet Marketing product is EXACTLY what I need to
    increase my business but I'm not going to buy it because
    it has an exit pop-up.

    So let me get this straight. YOU are going to DEPRIVE yourself
    of valuable knowledge because of a pop-up script?

    I'm confused.

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    • Profile picture of the author Popstar
      Originally Posted by Daniel E Taylor View Post

      The thing about it is I find the average consumer aren't
      like the warrior forum consumer.

      The average consumer buys things they want if they
      feel it would solve their problem and don't buy it
      if they aren't convinced it won't.

      Warrior forum consumers tend to "Not buy things" to prove
      some kind of point.

      My question is if you were dying of AIDS and this website
      had the cure you wouldn't buy it because their was an
      "Exit Popup"....

      How ridiculous is that?

      Now translate it into business.

      This Internet Marketing product is EXACTLY what I need to
      increase my business but I'm not going to buy it because
      it has an exit pop-up.

      So let me get this straight. YOU are going to DEPRIVE yourself
      of valuable knowledge because of a pop-up script?

      I'm confused.

      Daniel
      I agree with this.

      But I also agree with the people who are insulted by the lower price for the same product on an exit pop. I don't think you should lower the price of your product, just offer a different downsell or maybe a different payment method.

      Debbie
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    • Profile picture of the author ForeignProfessor
      Originally Posted by Daniel E Taylor View Post

      T
      My question is if you were dying of AIDS and this website
      had the cure you wouldn't buy it because their was an
      "Exit Popup"....
      Is their an affiliate program for the AIDS product? I know a coupla continents I could market it too.

      (Just kidding)
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  • Profile picture of the author PVReymond
    Yes, exit popups work really well.

    I've been using them for awhile, I try to use them everywhere I can, this way I don't leave money on the table.
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  • Profile picture of the author actionplanbiz
    Exit pops are awesome.

    They helped me big time. i think its a must for PPC Traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author MovieFreak
    I am happy FF blocking these windows. I remember sites with exit popups on every page years ago. It was pure hell to get something you looked for...
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeOFarrel
    I guess I look at a pop-up in the similar way I would look at the salesman of small tourist shop in Egypt who isn't letting me out of the shop without buying something I don't need. I truly hate them for it & I'll make en effort not to walk past the shop again out of fear the shopkeeper is going to chase me halfway down the street.

    However. I remember this one guy asking me why I didn't like his stuff, or if it was too expensive...I didn't expect him to ask me that.

    I explained him what the particular type of souvenir was that I was looking for. He didn't have it in the store, but he did tell me he could get it by the next day. I went back next day, bought the thing, and ended up buying other stuff I didn't really need. By then I trusted the guy and I was happy.

    So what I'm leading at: why not put an honest opt-in on the pop-up, add some poll-like questions and use that as a constuctive method to build a relationship?

    I'm going to try it for one.
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    • Profile picture of the author Holland
      Hi Warriors

      I have to agree with most, they are annoying, so why would i want to do it to my visitors.

      If your product is what they need they will buy, otherwise they will just go. Just like any of us surfing online.

      Angelina
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    • Profile picture of the author Jay Jennings
      Originally Posted by JoeOFarrel View Post

      I explained him what the particular type of souvenir was that I was looking for. He didn't have it in the store, but he did tell me he could get it by the next day. I went back next day, bought the thing, and ended up buying other stuff I didn't really need. By then I trusted the guy and I was happy.
      *Exactly*

      If a prospect is wandering toward the door and you don't ask if you can help them find something, you're doing them a disservice. You aren't being "nice and ethical."

      A good exit pop-up helps the prospect -- either gives them a way to get more information, gives them the option of a multi-pay plan, a demo version, etc.

      You don't have to knock your price down if you use an exit pop -- even people here who use them have said that kind of thing irritates them.

      And not buying a product you want because someone uses an exit pop-up is just freakin' silly. That's like getting to a site and not buying because they use a red headline and you just *hate* red headlines!!!1!!

      Jay Jennings
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinfar
    Why not have a mix of both arguments? An exit pop up which does not lower price, but which helps, or gives out free stuff or something similar?

    This way you can build a relationship and not insult someone by lowering the previous price.
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Murphy
      Originally Posted by kevinfar View Post

      Why not have a mix of both arguments? An exit pop up which does not lower price, but which helps, or gives out free stuff or something similar?

      This way you can build a relationship and not insult someone by lowering the previous price.
      This best sums up what I intended to put across originally..lol..
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      • Profile picture of the author JAIDEEP2959
        Many marketers use exit pop-ups.

        If you sell at low price through exit pop-ups, definitely you will make more sales.

        It is annoying for some people, but beneficial to sellers and buyers.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mohsin Rasool
        Originally Posted by Lady NaNa View Post

        This best sums up what I intended to put across originally..lol..
        LOL Yes this thread went that way...

        BTW Long time ago i thought to use Exit pop-up for a niche site of mine... I have not used it but if will i it would not
        be about Lowering the Price..or Discount...but A Simply Survey question...Like you just abandoned the purchase..can you help us where we failed:
        And then give them Check-box options...like:
        1. Price is too high.
        2. Will come back again, not ready yet
        3. Do not like this product...

        (above are just examples..)

        If they check the option of to COME BACK AGAIN..a simple field of email
        box will appear..to invite them to be on our notification list we can remind
        them for any future update...a customer newsletter...

        What you say about this idea... is this still very annoying?

        Mohsin
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  • Profile picture of the author KanameMedia
    Nearly every affiliate website is using one of these. Soon, it will be second nature for people to avoid the pop-up!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jimnopks
    If someone knows how, post survey in this thread and ask, "If you did a split test and the website with the exit popup made more money than the site without exitpopup, which would you go with?

    I bet the score is 999999999999 to 1 that you will choose the website that makes you less money.

    Life is about testing. Test with an exit popup and without. Now I know you will all click on my links to see if I practice what I preach, and that's ok.

    Trust, but verify, Ronald Reagan.

    Anyway if we can teach our students to click off a product no matter how great it sounds to see if an exit popup with a lower price is offered. If not go ahead and buy it after you go to Google and search for product/service name scam and then ripoff.

    It is amazing how much you can learn.

    Jim
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  • Profile picture of the author sashagrey
    I always have seen them as an annoyance and to me its almost like a desperate last attempt for the seller, whenever I come across a website like that It makes me glad I backed out.
    that is exactly what they are, but, one last chance is better than no chance at all
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    • Profile picture of the author John Ritz
      I saw it mentioned in this thread.

      The best use for those exit popups is for a downsell.

      If you offer the same deal at a lower price, you lose all credibility.

      You DO have a marketing funnel in place, right? Back-ends, upsells, cross-sells, downsells?

      You're killing your long-term growth just to gain a few extra bucks in the short-term when you offer a discount on exit without a very good reason.

      John
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  • Profile picture of the author bertuseng
    I agree with you on this one. After I put a exit pop up and a hover box pop up on my opt in pages, my conversions went up by at least 30%
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