I was testing out my squeeze page funnel to make sure it all worked OK before I book a solo ad and I noticed that one of the affiliate banners I have on my download page for my Free Traffic Deluge report did not open in a new window.
Have you ever lost the page you were on after you click a banner that doesn’t open in a new window? I have many a time and it’s soooooooooooo annoying.
If you don’t notice that you have left the site you were on or forget to press the back button when you close the page you lose the page you were on where there were maybe other things you wanted to look at.
Then, you have to hunt for an email that contains the link to get back to the page. Sometimes you can’t find it or it has not arrived yet and by the time it has you’ve forgotten all about it anyway.
I don’t want that to happen to visitors who get to my download page. I want them to stay on the page and click on the other affiliate banners I have on it.
The solution is simple. All I had to do was to add this small piece of code to the banner code at the end of the target URL within the href tag: target=”_blank”
Some of the product banners already have this piece of code inserted but others don’t so you have to check them to make sure.
Here is an example of a banner code that will not open in a new window.
<a href=”http://yourtargetURL” ><img alt=” ” src=”http://ImageURL” border=”0″ height=”250″ width=”250″ /></a>
Here is the same one with the code inserted:
<a href=”http://YourTargetURL” target=”_blank“><img alt=”” src=”http://YourImageURL” border=”0″ height=”250″ width=”250″ /></a>
So, make sure you check all your affiliate banners on your confirm, thank you and download pages so you don’t lose your visitors to another site.