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Are Popups, Hello Bars and others evil? What’s the verdict?

Popups, Actions Bars, Notifications, Messengers….

What are the thoughts that spring in your head when you hear these words?

Are you downright against them?

or

Totally convinced that they absolutely work?

or

Just plain “can’t care less…”?

Here are some responses we gathered over Quora. Take a look…

Critics are Critics

People often have a very closed perspective when it comes to using popups, notifications, messenger, action bars etc. They find it to be irritating and cliché. While promoting Icegram, we faced some similar reactions.

Read Quote of Nan Erwin’s answer to We have launched a new all-in-one wordpress plugin Icegram – ultimate free WordPress plugin to capture leads and connect with your audience it Includes: Popups, header / footer bars, notifications, messengers and campaigns. Will you help us by giving your valuable feedback? on Quora

Read Quote of Roberto Severo’s answer to A new WordPress plugin called ICEGRAM – You can set Pop-Ups, information header/footer bars, toast messages, all for free. Can you try out the plugin and give your honest feedback. Let me know if you like it or not? on Quora

Read Quote of Vipul Jhawar’s answer to Have any of you heard of Icegram[www.icegram.com], an all new Lead generation and customer engagement WordPress Plugin? Tell me points you like/dislike about the plugin. Will be a great help and a kind gesture from you 🙂 Thanks on Quora

Read Quote of Suresh Kumar’s answer to A new WordPress plugin called ICEGRAM – You can set Pop-Ups, information header/footer bars, toast messages, all for free. Can you try out the plugin and give your honest feedback. Let me know if you like it or not? on Quora

What’s Our Take?

Boy! We got mixed reactions on Quora. There are lot of people who do not like popups and other such banner messages. They think they are annoying and distracting.

We disagree.

We believe there is great power in these messages. The purpose of these messages is to attract the visitor. They are based on well research science and they truly deliver.

What is important is to use them judiciously. With great power comes great responsibility. Using popups or messengers to push your site visitors will certainly leave a bad taste. But gently guiding them to something of value to them, will not only establish trust but also win hearts!

With great power comes great responsibility...

The Final Verdict

We are eager to know your opinion about popups, actions bars, notifications and messengers?

Are you in favor of these messages or do you feel its pure noise?

Leave a comment, vote them and share your feedback!