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IM Related Pet Peeves
#1
What things related to IM annoy you?

I print out a lot of reportsand hate when people add a lot of black to their pdf headers and footers so every page drains my printer ink.
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#2
One for me is drop down menus when they're not needed.


A drop down menu for the user is:

Click

Scroll

Click


A radio button is:

Click
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#3
People chewing with their mouths open. Wink  Just joking.

On a serious note..

Exit Popups and light grey text on a white background.

Imagine paying a copywriter 1K to write copy that converts and paying a webmaster to create the site. The copywriter does an excellent job and the site cannot be read because of the unreadable text.

Then when you go to exit the site a popup displays itself on the screen in perfect readable text.

Go figure.
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#4
Those "Click on the pics that have a street in them" captchas.

I must have spent a full 10 minutes on one last week. After awhile it becomes a challenge of personal determination.
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#5
A site with:

1. logo and nav menu that sticks and uses 1/3 to 1/4 of the page.

2. A Google Adsense Ad directly beneath the logo/menu that cannot be closed and uses 1/3 to 1/4 of the page.

3. Scroll down the page and a vertical social menu follows your scroll and also covers the first 1/8 to 1/4 of the content.

4. The text is light grey and a white background making it unreadable.

5. Select the 'text only' option and #4 again.
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#6
(02-27-2020, 08:39 PM)Jeffery Wrote: A site with:

1. logo and nav menu that sticks and uses 1/3 to 1/4 of the page.

2. A Google Adsense Ad directly beneath the logo/menu that cannot be closed and uses 1/3 to 1/4 of the page.

3. Scroll down the page and a vertical social menu follows your scroll and also covers the first 1/8 to 1/4 of the content.

4. The text is light grey and a white background making it unreadable.

5. Select the 'text only' option and #4 again.

People who make you bump through hoops to buy something online.
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#7
(02-28-2020, 12:09 AM)Koolphoto Wrote: People who make you bump through hoops to buy something online.

Yeah, I call that "barrier to entry" and that is where a lot of marketers get it wrong in funnels. Since the customer has already paid they have to go through endless up/down sales to get their product. That in itself is a reason for immediate refunds.

One upsale and maybe one downsale at the most in my funnels. Email autoresponder is more effective in  my experience.
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#8
"Review and Bonuses" pretty much means it's an affiliate pre-sales page and not a product review.
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#9
I am about up to here with the stupid webinars after you buy a product and they tell you to come to the
all info webinar and its a huge amount sales pitch.

KNOCK IT OFF ALREADY lol

I hate products that you buy from the resell rights arena and they are completely dead, dead, dead not
one link works all the info is useless.  Killing my hard drive.

I hate old software products as well.   Literally you can unknowingly download one of those and destry
your computer in seconds.
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#10
Too many and not enough time to list them all.  Cool

I was listening to a "guru" yesterday. I knew it was a pitch. I'm familiar with this person and like them generally. Yesterday the pitch was about meaning, compassion, fulfilling your mission in life by helping others (after buying his product), etc. All very feel good. 

Then we got to the part that due to this economy, life upheaval, and because people need us to share our knowledge to help them he had talked to his friends at a big all-in-one type software platform (email/payments, etc.) and was going to give us a trial. 

Anyone can get a trial. There is no special deal. There is no compassion. That one line ruined the entire spiel and turned me off on him. He's just another money grubbing guru who will say anything to make a buck. At least that's how I feel now. 

I know that is part of the game. I'm 100% positive his program is good and helpful and would help you help others. So, why ruin it with that junk?
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#11
Here's a fairly new one...I do a google search and click on a link and it takes me to a page on a site like NY Times where I have to be a paid subscriber to access content on the page. I don't mind subscriptions, I just don't think they should be in Google results if I can't view the page. To me, this is nothing more than old fashioned SEO cloaking where Google sees one version of a page, but we see another.
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#12
(9 hours ago)Kurt Wrote: Here's a fairly new one...I do a google search and click on a link and it takes me to a page on a site like NY Times where I have to be a paid subscriber to access content on the page. I don't mind subscriptions, I just don't think they should be in Google results if I can't view the page. To me, this is nothing more than old fashioned SEO cloaking where Google sees one version of a page, but we see another.

This frustrates me too.

I was kind of surprised that a membership script I bought last year had that feature in it.

On the other hand, many of those paywalls for newspapers allow a few pages for free a month. Some of the more famous ones like WSJ don't though.
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#13
(9 hours ago)10x Wrote:
(9 hours ago)Kurt Wrote: Here's a fairly new one...I do a google search and click on a link and it takes me to a page on a site like NY Times where I have to be a paid subscriber to access content on the page. I don't mind subscriptions, I just don't think they should be in Google results if I can't view the page. To me, this is nothing more than old fashioned SEO cloaking where Google sees one version of a page, but we see another.


This frustrates me too.

I was kind of surprised that a membership script I bought last year had that feature in it.

On the other hand, many of those paywalls for newspapers allow a few pages for free a month. Some of the more famous ones like WSJ don't though.

I think both the NYT and WashPo give 5 free pages a month. But with COVID I've been doing a lot of research and these two sites are good examples of authority sites and rank highly in Google. COVID makes it even worse...I saw a link that said something like "6 things you need to know when you go shopping for groceries". Interested, I click the link and it takes me to WashPo and I can't read the page. In a way it's similar to your peeve above about the IMer although probably unintentional. But really? You're hitting me up to subscribe using a potentially life-saving article?
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