I have a website with consistent SEO traffic. I would like to display facebook like-box (and/or twitter follow) in a pop up after the user spends certain time (say 5 seconds) on a page. Will such an implementation hurt SEO?
It is unlikely to directly affect your site's SERP performance, but it may indirectly harm it, if:
- It makes your page load more slowly
- It decreases the user's dwell time on your site
A helpful question to to ask if whether it will improve the user's experience on your site, and help them to achieve the goal of their visit.