I've never been a fan of site pop-ups because they're annoying. Especially those that appear EVERY SINGLE TIME you go to a site.
However, I recently came across this new site: www.getsitecontrol.com where you can create a variety of pop-ups widgets such as surveys, promotions, listbuilders, social media share and follow widgets and chat widgets. The PRO version allows you to select from their gallery of icons which are simply adorable as you can see from the images below. You can also custom select your own pictures.
Best of all, these are SMART widgets, where you can customize the widget with behavioural and targeting settings, such as
For a more comprehensive list of use cases, visit their blog page here. These widgets are FREE. Yup totally free. Except that the free version does not let you use the cute icons shown above. For that feature, and some of the more advanced targeting and behavioural settings, you will need to subscribe to their Plus or Pro plans. See details of pricing and features here.
So what do you think? Yay or Nay? Should I stop using these widgets on my site? Tell me in the survey you see!
P.S. Try them out! If you write a post like this on your blog, you'll get 3 month of their plus subscription. Click on this link to go to the site (referral link, all proceeds go to the campaign).
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