HTML Tutorial : Open Links In A New Window

Blogger has a great little tool that allows links in your blog posts to open in a new tab/window.  This improves your 'bounce rate' (the length of time a reader stays on your blog before they 'bounce off' to another page).  Unless you know how to incorporate this into other parts of your blog (i.e. widgets, social media buttons, etc.) you may still find that readers are clicking links that YOU have recommended and not returning.  

This mini-tutorial shows you how to insert one line of code into your blog template so that ALL links on your blog are opened in a new tab/window.



(new Blogger dashboard)
  • Log in to Blogger and click "Template"
  • Click on "Edit HTML" and "proceed"
(old Blogger dashboard)
  • Log in to Blogger and click "design"
  • Click on "Edit HTML"

(continue with...)
  • Approximately 7 or 8 lines down you will see <head>
  • Put your cursor next to the closing arrow and hit your RETURN/ENTER button (to create a new line)
  • Type <base target='_blank'/>
  • Save the template

Now ALL links (past and current) open in a new window/tab.