When it comes to providing a frictionless browsing experience, ensuring that your users don't abruptly leave your website is a key concern. On Ghost CMS, a popular content management system, one common issue is that all links open within the current tab, including external links. This can potentially lead to higher bounce rates, as users might navigate away from your site entirely.
The Issue with Ghost CMS
Ghost CMS, known for its simplicity and user friendliness, unfortunately opens all links within the current tab by default. While this is standard behavior, it might not be the most user-friendly approach, especially when it comes to external links. When users click on a link that directs them to an external website, they might lose track of your original content and potentially never return. Although this behavior can be achieved using an HTML card in the Ghost editor, it requires writing raw HTML, which is not the most intuitive method and can be challenging to implement across a lot of content.
Benefits of Opening External Links in New Tabs
By automatically opening external links in new tabs, you provide a more seamless browsing experience for your users. Here are some benefits:
- Improved User Experience: Users can easily access external content while keeping your website open, enhancing their browsing experience.
- Reduced Bounce Rates: Users are more likely to return to your site after exploring external content in a new tab, reducing bounce rates.
- Retained Engagement: By keeping users on your website, you increase the likelihood of retaining their engagement and encouraging further exploration.
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