Most SEOs Believe Links That Open In New Windows Are No Different

May 20, 2010 - 7:20 am 3 by
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A few weeks ago, we asked the question Do Links That Open In New Windows Pass Equal Google PageRank? Honestly, I felt the question was a bit out there and that there is no difference between links that open in new windows and just stay in the same window, but I figured I'd poll our readers anyway.

Most of those that answered the poll said that a link that opens in a new window passes the same amount of link juice and PageRank compared to a link that opens in a the same window. I am a bit surprised that 10% of the 210 respondents said that links that open in a new window pass less PageRank than links that open in the same window.

Here is the break down of the results:

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I did ask Google for a statement on this topic, but I forgot to follow up. The person I asked said he doubted there was a difference, but he would ask. Again, I forgot to follow up - maybe that Googler can comment below after they get the answers they need?

Forum discussion continued at WebmasterWorld.

This was scheduled to be posted today. I am offline today and scheduled several polls for the days I am offline. I am back Friday, May 21st.

 

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