When I link out somewhere (anywhere, even wiki or something), I always use HTML so that it opens a new tab and they aren't directed away from my page. Is this a good or bad thing to be doing? Just wondering!
That's a really good idea. I hadn't thought of that and would be interested in the comments of HP advisors or others who've tried it.
I use a HTML....
... to open my outbound links. That way viewers are staying on my Hub rather than dissapearing into the ether!
yes, that is a good question...anxious to hear some replies! This would be good information to know.
Just in the sense of a lower HubScore or whatever. I'm inclined to think it's a good idea to keep them on my hubs, but I just want to be sure it's not an underlying cause for some lower scores I might be experiencing.
I wish that HubPages gave us a choice when making a link as to where to open the new tab.
I'm not sure if this will help, but it's the HTML command to open outbound links in a new tab. Simply fill it in with your own links and words and copy it into the HTML section of a text blurb:
Super. I'll start using it too. Should there be quotation marks after " _blank"?
Yes, the quotation marks go before and after. You also must use the command: target. Therefore, Ghaaz B has it wrong in the last post. It should read:
<a href="LINK_HERE" target="_blank">Hyperlinked_Words_Here</a>
Okie dokie. I'd better rewrite my note to myself. Thank you.
Thanks for the correction, Aaron. I wrote in haste! It can be so easy to make a mistake, and with more complicated code, it can be so much more frustrating!
Yeah, I understand. As soon as I noticed the slight mistake I wanted to put up the correction. Coding can be very frustrating when it keeps kicking it back and you are just one or two characters off.
I use that code and I think it is a benefit to HubPages, because it doesn't automatically closeout the HubPage and replace it with the other source.
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