PO Readers And Maximize Sales?
A while ago I wrote about the Press-Republican website and its annoying pop-up ads that would interfere with your reading:
So the PR did away with that crap and decided to try the sneaky pop-under ad ploy. As I've mentioned before, it has one for local car dealers. When you close any windows you had open before signing out, this nagging page is waiting for you:
Well, let me share this item from Speakout, the Press-Republican's sound off feature for its readers, dated Oct. 31, 2010:
* * *
Can the Press-Republican please stop the pop-up full-page ad of the cars for sale— It's bad enough tossing the drop out ads stuffed in my daily paper, but taking over my computer with unwanted junk goes too far. Actually, I shouldn't be asking, I'm telling you. Stop it!
* * *
I spoke to someone who said he called the car dealers in the same ad and told each one that he would never buy a car from them.
Pissing off readers -- that moves the merchandise.