One of the best topics we would like to discuss with anyone that operates a site is whether or not to use intrusive interstitial on their website or not. For those unaware of the term, intrusive interstitials are those pop-ups or dialogue boxes or the email signup boxes that you see on almost all the websites around the world.
Some do it way more and some do it way less but everyone does it in some capacity. The problem here is that is okay if these popups block 10% of the viewport but if they cover almost half or entire viewport then they become intrusive.
Google is against such interstitial because of the fact that users don’t like it so search engine also bans such things. However, they are great for conversions as well as things such as collecting emails and other things so people keep on using them even if it hurts their rankings.
Now, Google’s John Mueller when he feels intrusive interstitial are usable. One site owner asked an interesting question which was if they could use smaller interstitial for Googlebot and organic traffic whereas a bigger one for direct traffic from social media or somewhere else.
Honestly speaking, we read the question and were like this is cloaking and would not be accepted by Google but it is a revelation for everyone that Google considers it okay. Here is the response from John Mueller on this topic:
“That’s generally okay. The thing to watch out for there is that Googlebot, when we crawl and index your page, we don’t send a referrer. So that’s something where if users coming in from search see kind of an improved view – that’s fantastic.
You just need to make sure that improved view is also the one Googlebot sees when it crawls and indexes the pages. Otherwise we wouldn’t be able to take that into account.”
Sedo’s end user domain name sales reach €135,000
Google’s soft 404s detection may cause traffic losses
Mueller suggests avoiding blocking Googlebot
How amoCRM can boost your messenger-based sales
List of end user domain name sales at Sedo
Mueller confirms updating time and date doesn’t provide a good search engine algorithm
Google introduces two improvisations for Search Console Reports
Domains1 year ago
8 best domain flipping platforms
Business1 year ago
Wix launches Editor X, website maker for designers and web agencies
News2 years ago
Google Search Rankings showing early signs of an algorithm update
Internet Marketing2 years ago
Snapchat’s new ‘Multi-Snap’ feature and New Sticker options seen in testing
Domains1 year ago
Domains with .com extension are going to become expensive soon
Domains12 months ago
Top 10 sites to buy expired domains in 2020
Business9 months ago
8 Best Digital Marketing Books to Read in 2020
News1 year ago
Google announces News Publisher Center and changes to approval of News websites