Research on user behavior for "open link" in new tab
5 Apr 2011 - 12:51pm
5 years ago
Does anyone know of any research on if there is a correlation between opening links in a new tab and user confidence in the link? I find myself opening links in new tabs when I’m the least bit not convinced that the link will provide me with what I am looking for and I want an easy back to where I was. There are of course many options; user preference for browsing would have limitless different intentions. I am asking because we use software that records user sessions on our website and I see this behavior and wonder what various intentions might be driving it.