Originally Posted by BeInnovative
Wondering what others do with links in their blog posts. Do you have them open in a new window, or the same window?
So far I've been doing:
- new window for external links (I want them to go there but not forget to come back and finish reading)
- same window for internal links (I don't want to clutter their browser with my pages)
Seem reasonable? Or is my thought process off on this?
This is exactly what I do as well.
All external links should be opened in a new window as to retain your visitors on your site. The only time I can see to deviate from this would be when you're sending to a promotional/affiliate offer. I can think of a few instances where I would want them to only have that offer open.
But, for the most part, I think you're looking at it correctly.