i. Why should we open external links in a new tab?
There are multiple reasons for it and from SEO ranking perspective, it can affect your site performance. If we open an external site link in the same tab, a user will eventually leave our site. There are high number of chances he will forget to come back to our site and so our bounce rate will increase. High bounce rate is bad for a site which illustrates that people leave the site more often. Then Google algorithm will calculate there was not enough or good information for a certain user, as a result, our rankings will drop.
When an external link is opened in a new tab, the user will remain on our site until and unless he finishes his work on that external site. More he stays longer on our blog, lesser will be the bounce rate.
Why did I ask you to open the internal links in the same tab? The reason might surprise you because this trick will increase our page views and likelihood for the search engines. A visitor will visit multiple pages on our blog and more page views mean more money.
This explanation was necessary before we head to the practical stuff. There are 3 ways to modify the settings of our external links.
ii. Using Elementor
Elementor is a revolution in WordPress and an excellent drag and drop page builder with live previews. The modern themes need Elementor plugin to build websites and personally I love this tool. You need to just drag and drop theme elements and ready to use templates to build a web page.
In Elementor, under the text editor, click on the insert/edit link button or select the text in order to modify it.