Several people write asking about the links in my emails. The email shows one thing but the actual link points to “clicks.aweber”. What is that about? This is nothing to worry about and quite normal.
Aweber is my email service provider. They take care of sending the emails, bounces, and all sorts of other things. They also count the number of times the links in the emails are clicked. I do not get a list of who clicked what just a total number of clicks on each link. That is it.
If your click being counted is troubling to you all you need to do is copy the visible link and paste it into your web browser.
Here is an example of what I am talking about. To visit the blog and read the quick tips we sent out this week you can go here:
If you hold your mouse over the link it should popup and show you the link underneath which is a “clicks.aweber” link. Clicking the link will take you to “clicks.aweber”, count your click, then send you on to the blog. Pretty simple really.
I have used Aweber for more than 10 years and knew the people who started it for years before that. If you need to send email to a group, or updates I can recommend the service without reservation:
If you want to read more about how to know if a link is harmful or not read this:
Hope that explains what we are doing a bit. Share your opinion in the comments below.