Exit squeeze: "Do you really want to leave this site?" Script?

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Hi,
I realize a lot of marketters use "exit squeeze" as their marketing technique now. I figure it out how to do a simple one using javascript, which simply asks "do you really want to leave this site?" and if no, it goes back to the site. If yes, simply...goes out of the site.

But I couldn't figure out how to do other varieties, like when they click yes, it goes to another squeeze page which says, for example "Before you go, there is an special offer only for you!" type of things.

Also, I had some problems even with the simple one, like if they reloade the page, the message shows up etc...

Do you know where I can learn more about this? What should be written in the script for other varieties etc?

Of course, if you could provide me with some examples, that would be great!

Thanks always for your help
#exit #script #squeeze
  • Profile picture of the author Emily Meeks
    Lots of scripts take care of this for you, such as ExitPopup. You might also check the programming section of this forum.

    Just a note though, be careful with those popups, especially if you try to offer a discount upon leaving. When word gets around (and it will), people will not only purposely try to get the discount price, but existing customers will be pissed that they DIDN'T know about the discount.

    Not to mention, you don't want to risk annoying your customers. If you want to offer some special "please stick around" offer, try offering the first chapter of a report, etc., that they can take with them... just stay away from discounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author LynnStone
    my suggestion is try to use some different techniques..cause everyone knows this exiting discount tricks now and me myself feel really annoying when i see this..just my opinion..
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  • I wouldn't use them to offer a discount in price, but to offer a freebie so they optin into your list.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
      Originally Posted by Anonymous Affiliate View Post

      I wouldn't use them to offer a discount in price, but to offer a freebie so they optin into your list.
      That's exactly what you should do. I have tested both and this is what works better all the times.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hyphen
    I say you use this as sparingly as possible. I find it pretty annoying and an instant indicator that I probably shouldn't stick around for the offer.
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    • Profile picture of the author atvking
      Originally Posted by Hyphen View Post

      I say you use this as sparingly as possible. I find it pretty annoying and an instant indicator that I probably shouldn't stick around for the offer.

      you hit the nail on the head...i think that most people would find such popups annoying and that a classic opt is would bring better results IMO...
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      • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
        Originally Posted by atvking View Post

        you hit the nail on the head...i think that most people would find such popups annoying and that a classic opt is would bring better results IMO...
        Depends on the Niche. In IM everyone uses it. If you were selling lawnmowers you might be the only person using it and it might make a killing. Just because you know about something, doesn't mean all demographics do.
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    • Originally Posted by Hyphen View Post

      I say you use this as sparingly as possible. I find it pretty annoying and an instant indicator that I probably shouldn't stick around for the offer.
      That's in the IM niche where we're all pretty jaded, but in other niches it works pretty well if you can come up with a compelling last minute bonus.
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      • Profile picture of the author reaper30
        Be very careful and think hard before you use the exit script.
        I have never liked them.
        If I see a pop up on the page I am on, or get an exit script asking me whether I really want to leave such a great offer behind tells me all I need to know.
        It puts me off, it doesn't come across as professional to me. Do you see the big marketing companies using it? i.e adobe/microsoft etc? If they don't then why should it have a better effect for us/you?
        Just my opinion, I just don't like them and it puts me off a purchase.
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        • Originally Posted by reaper30 View Post

          If I see a pop up on the page I am on, or get an exit script asking me whether I really want to leave such a great offer behind tells me all I need to know.
          The script kicks in only when you leave, and chances are that if you leave a sales page you're not going to buy any in the future. So if you're gone, chances are you're gone for good, especially in the non-IM niches where internet users are more casual. So, if you're gone for good, I might as well give it a last try isn't it?

          Exit out pop ups do work towards the bottom line. I know first hand.
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  • Profile picture of the author ikuret75
    Hi thanks for your replies.

    1:To the replies which say it's anoying...

    OK, I get that, (and it's anoying to me as well). However, a couple days ago I asked here about if the audio which automatically starts work, because it's anoying. most said it's anoying but it works. And they said a good marketter would do whatever it works...and told me that from the fact big names do it I should assume it works.

    And in my opinion it's(the exsit scripts are) much less anoying than videos or audio which automatically start. Hmmm.
    While I consider what Alexa Smith wrote - ALL who tested abondoned it, I don't want to just stop thinking about it because it's anoying.

    2: Niche

    I'll test later, but my idea is like this.
    My new product is software, which is not IM related.
    After the letter, if someone exsits, I'll offer a trial version.
    ("At least can use try it? it's free!" )

    I wasn't sure if I should offer a trial version anyway, but I thought about trying this.

    Thanks for your replies again!
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  • Profile picture of the author n7 Studios
    If I close my browser window, tab window or navigate to another site, that's what I want to do. As a user, I've made my decision by that point. Throwing a popup with an offer or similar will only serve to piss me off.

    Do the research. Exit popups are not that effective. If users are leaving your site, you need to find out why, and the do something about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lee Wilson
    Sometimes it's actually okay to not copy what everyone else is doing. If your business model is based on a renewable client base then copy everyone else. If however one day you learn that your best customers are your regular customers, try not pissing them off every time they want to come back, you might be surprised at the result!
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  • Well, I just posted my believes on why they work here: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post2023780
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