You close all that, but now you’ve got social sharing buttons floating over the page so you can’t read the text. I was trying to read a great article but these huge social sharing buttons were blocking the content:
Mobile pop-ups are enough to make you crazy!
It’s also enough to get a website owner penalized because Google feels your pain.
Google is issuing penalties to pop-up abusers
Since pop-ups are disruptive for users on smaller mobile screens, Google wants web developers to be smarter about how they use pop-ups.
As a result, Google has begun issuing penalties to mobile websites that use three kinds of pop-ups:
- Pop-ups on the first page of a mobile user’s visit.
- Pop-ups that hide the majority of the web page behind it.
- Interstitials, or an overlay pop-up that covers the entire screen, usually when you first visit a website.
The image below is provided by Google.
You need to play by Google’s rules so it might be time to revisit your pop-up strategy.
Make sure your website provides a better user experience for your mobile visitors.