Support » Plugin: Yeloni Exit Popup | (Free) GDPR Compliance » Secretly added a link to our site

  • The popup that is on our site now includes a link/advert back to the Yeloni website, which could damage our SEO. Unethical to just add a link where there was none previously. Could have destroyed our rankings and income/business if we had not spotted it.

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  • Plugin Author kranthitech

    (@kranthitech)

    Hi there,

    Thanks for sharing your views. I now see that we should have mentioned this clearly on the dashboard. Will do it in the next version.

    To clarify your concerns-
    1. The link is added using javascript and is not crawled by google and hence does not have an effect on SEO. If you see the page source (which is what google sees), you will not find the link.

    2. The link is shown on the free version of the plugin and not once you upgrade to the business version

    3. Showing a “Powered By” link a common practice among a lot of SaaS providers including OptinMonster and Privy.

    4. Yeloni is a Serviceware. We provide contact storage on our servers (so that you can retrieve them even if your website crashes). We follow the guidelines listed here – https://developer.wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-org/detailed-plugin-guidelines/

    I hope that addresses your concerns. In the next version, we will highlight this in the plugin dashboard.

    Regards,
    Kranthi

    Hi,

    Thanks for your reply. At the end of the day it is your plugin, so you are free to do what you wish.

    Just to address a couple of your points:

    > 1) The link is added using javascript and is not crawled by google

    I am an experienced SEO professional and I can confirm this information is false. Google has crawled and indexed javascript content for many years now, by default. To see what is rendered you have to use the Fetch as Google tool, not view page source.

    > 3) Showing a “Powered By” link a common practice among a lot of SaaS providers including OptinMonster and Privy.

    Totally up to you as the plugin developer of course, but personally this is exact reason why I would NOT install a service. The plugin would have to provide a huge benefit to justify this.

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