When Adding A Link To Another Internet Neighborhood

When adding someones website in connection to your content you must make sure that the link opens in a new window. If you don’t your visitor will be off to a different Internet neighborhood and may never return to your page.

In recent months I read an article from an SEO Pro who was stressing the importance of occasionally including an anchor text link to a high page rank site in the first two paragraphs of an article. If we are going to do this type of thing to achieve higher placements with the search engines, then we are going to have to make certain that we don’t send them away forever. What good would it do to get a high ranking spot on Google just to have our potential customer click off within the first few seconds of landing on the page?

Something that I generally practice doing is after I write an article I always check the connections to other sites to ensure that I remembered to set the new page to open in a different window. If you are anything like me, I get so caught up in designing the pages that sometimes I forget when adding a link to another neighborhood website to make it open in a different browser window.