homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / Marketing and Biz Dev / Link Development
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: martinibuster

Link Development Forum

Does "target blank" affect links in any way?
Does "target_blank" affect links in any way?

Msg#: 4563909 posted 7:34 pm on Apr 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

I was wondering if the use of "target_blank" in the code, affects links in any way. I mean are they still pass the same equity and authority or they donīt pass anything?



WebmasterWorld Senior Member lame_wolf us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

Msg#: 4563909 posted 9:17 pm on Apr 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

From what i've seen, it doesn't affect it at all. I use it on all my outbound links.


Msg#: 4563909 posted 4:57 am on Apr 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

There won't be any affect if you use "target_blank" for all your links.


Msg#: 4563909 posted 2:00 pm on Apr 27, 2013 (gmt 0)

The only thing I think it affects from an analytics standing point would be time on page.

This should slight increase time on page, but Chrome seems to reload every time you view the page, so browsers might be moving towards eradicating that stat too.


Msg#: 4563909 posted 1:14 pm on May 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

I'm not sure that adding a target_blank is any indicator of the quality of the website being linked... which is the only way I could ever see this attribute having an impact.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / Marketing and Biz Dev / Link Development
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved