Originally Posted by WagerX
Using target="_blank" for your external links has some advantages and disadvantages. Are they considered to be a "pop-up" or intrusive?
Do they lessen the user experience?
Any ideas would be helpful.
No. It is use in order for your link site open in another window which your site will not be affected still in the visitor's (users) task bar panel.
Advantage of it is that the user (visitor) will see your site and not be overwrite by another site (link)...Meaning your site is still visible in user's task bar...
So the user can still browse your site if it is in their task bar not the other link.