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What is the difference between a page open in same window vs page in new window?

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From an analytical standpoint, what is the difference between a page open in the same window vs. a page open in new tab?

 

Like what google analytics consider. when we open a page in new tab? and when in same tab?

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What is the difference between a page open in same window vs page in new window?

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Hi,

 

It doesn't matter if you open a page in the same tab, a new tab or a new window, the hits are tracked in a single session if they happen before the session times out (30 minutes of inactivity by default). Hope this helps.


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What is the difference between a page open in same window vs page in new window?

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So, it makes literally no sense at all. So, we can open new page above same page or a new page. What is a good practice for an ecommerce above same page or new page

What is the difference between a page open in same window vs page in new window?

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I'd say a good practice is to leave the default link behavior - open new pages in the same tab. If the user wants to open a link in a new tab, they can ctrl+click the link or right click and choose new tab/window.


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