Most people control whether links open in a new window or now via their browsers these days.
And since Google views any link that opens in a new window as a potential pop-up ad (which they rank down for) it's better to not have web pages set to operate that way.
Didn't know that Google views this option that way. They ought to modify their thinking based on how Internet users, especially the baby-boomer generation, use the Internet.
Many don't know that you can right-click to choose the option of opening up in a new window. I say this from my experience with older people coming into this internet experience.
I think HP would do a good thing here to let Hubbers have the option to let RSS links open in a new window, just as there is the option when you are inserting unique links in a Hub.
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by Heidi Thorne2 years ago
A reader noted that he would have liked to see the links in my posts open in a new tab/window so that he could easily look at and reference multiple articles at the same time. I don't think this is necessary on all...
by belief7138 years ago
It would be nice for the links in the links capsule to open in a new window. Especially since a lot of us are providing several links to other relevant content sites...so readers can stay with us or come back without...
by SaiKit5 years ago
Hi I would like to have the option to put "no follow" link in my hubs. I don't want my competition to rank higher because of my link juice.ThanksSai Kit
by WriteAngled5 years ago
Before, when I placed a link within a text capsule, I had an option of specifying whether the link would open in the same window causing the reader to leave the hub, or in a new window. This possibility seems to have...
by Shauna L Bowling2 years ago
Is it possible to add a feature to links within text and to the photos to opt to have the link open in a new window? This would allow the reader to stay on the original page. Bounce rates rise every time someone leaves...
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