I'm a web designer in charge of a travel directory website.
I noticed links to external travel related sites stopped working on Chrome browser a couple of days ago.
When clicked the links trigger the ‘Pop Up Blocker’ in the browser address bar, previously the links worked as coded, opening in a new window
Other browsers, IE & Firefox are OK, also Safari browser appears to be ok
These outgoing links are constructed to open a new browser window using either of these formats
<a href="<URL>" target="_blank"><URL></a>
<a href="<URL>" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><URL></a>
This is currently only affecting 2 sites that I helped design: both are 'paid listing' directories, with each listing being manually reviewed prior to listing
These are the 2 most popular sites that I have designed / help design, with the most traffic & search results
Other sites that I have designed, which are not so popular are not affected?
Any help or ideas appreciated, Thanks