January 3, 2007
I have a question for your newsletter.
I am continually frustrated with web sites that provide a link, but when I click on it, it takes me OFF their site and onto another. As a marketer, I am confused why companies would push me off their site and I can’t figure out why. My question is…”Does a link that takes me off a site get the same weight in the search engines as one that opens a new window?”
The search engines don’t know nor care if a link opens in the same window or a different one. It’s strictly a usability issue, not a search engine one.