As many advertising systems open popups, I was wondering what if from my site A I make (randomly, I mean not every time) a window.open(B)?

Could one of the sites get banned?

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Indirectly, yes. Users will spend less time on your website because you have annoying popup advertising. They will return to the search page with the same query looking for another source, and that's bad for your search position.

  • I would probably only Do it if the user spent more than 30 seconds or so.. and I could also Do this for non search engine visitors Commented Sep 9, 2013 at 16:08

No absolutely non of these sites will get banned or penalized.

  • hi! thanks for answering, how confident are you about this? Commented Sep 9, 2013 at 12:35
  • it did, google views dropped like 50% Commented Nov 2, 2013 at 15:52

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