I recently had a website review and one of the things that was pointed out to me, was that any time you take people to an opt-in form, it would be best to do so by having a new tab open up, to go to the form.
How to Open Link in New Tab from WordPress Widget
That way, the bounce rate on your website remains low. Whereas if you took them to a new page altogether and closed the originating page, you are forcing a higher bounce rate. You can see more about how to lower bounce rate here
This is a pretty simple fix when your image for your optin, is on a webpage.
You simply, add the image, set the link, and set the option on the link to open in a new tab. Easy peasy.
However, if you have an image on your sidebar, via a widget, there is no option to do this, hence it will not open in a new tab.
However, I recently discovered a cool hack on How to Open Link in New Tab from WordPress Widget. And I'll share it with you in the video below.
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