Thank you for reaching out to the Constant Contact Community. I hope you are having a pleasant weekend. Thank you for reporting your feedback on anchor links. I have submitted it to our team. Please feel free to reach out should you need anything else.
Add another complaint about the loss of anchor links. In debating between CC and MailChimp, it looks like we're going to switch to MailChimp. It's much more intuitive and we have anchor links. Removing them is an absurdly stupid move for CC. One of our main reasons for doing this is that we have no intention of continuing to publish our entire newsletter as a new webpage every week and end up doing double the work. We appreciate that in MailChimp we can create our newsletter, including both anchor links and read more making use of an archive of our email campaigns. Constant Contact is going backwards with the decision instead of looking forward. Notice how many responses and votes for those responses you've gotten compared to the votes you've gotten for your response that this feature has been done away with? I didn't seen one vote in favor of your response.
Thanks for participating in the Community and providing your feedback regarding anchor links and the read more action blocks. I will certainly pass your feedback along to the appropriate teams for review.
While the anchor links are not available when creating a brand new campaign in the third generation editor, you do have the option to copy a previous legacy campaign and make the changes you need to make. This will allow you to use the anchor links.
One of the main reasons we have moved away from anchor links in our newest editor is that they do not translate well to mobile devices and we have found that an ever-increasing number of subscribers are viewing emails on their mobile devices.
Your feedback has been noted. Please feel to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
I am one user who misses the Anchor Link. I disagree with the logic not to include it in third generation. it is/was an important feature in our newsletters.
Thank you for reaching out to the Community about your emails. I can definitely understand how helpful it would be to place anchor links in your newsletters. I apologize anchor links are not a feature that has been transferred over to our newest editor. While we do not have a time estimate of when it will be available, this is however a feature request I have tracked in your account and submitted to the appropriate teams. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with in the meantime.
This is the same canned response Constant Contact has been writing every time another person comments about this feature. I guess at least we can say they are consistent.
Since they are reiterating, I think I will also.
We all know that not all email providers handle anchor links properly. So do our subscribers. For those who have providers that handle them right, they will work. For those who don't, they will at least know what is down below in the email that they can scroll to.
Why not respect that they will have half a clue when they see those links, rather than eliminating them for everyone.
I apologize for any inconvenience not having anchor links can cause as I can understand how it makes it easier for your contacts to quickly access relevant content in your emails. You are correct: anchor links do not work in most email clients, including those on mobile devices. I took a peek at your account and can see 41% of your open rate is through a mobile device and many of your contacts are opening in email clients that do not support anchor links at all, such as Yahoo and Gmail. We want your contacts to have the best experience when viewing your emails and having non-functioning links such as anchor links does not create this. We have noted this feedback in your account and will send it over to the appropriate team.
I have to say Constant Contact is pretty selective in which things they are concerned about when it comes to providing the "best experience."
For instance, it seems that no option is provided for overriding the mobile feature that turns dates (and phone numbers, etc.) into links. I know there are a number of people using Constant Contact to send out newsletters, and I would bet that we are not the only CC customer that dates our articles. Those dates really should not become links, sine there is no earthly reason anyone would want to "calendar" them. Again, this is something we could probably deal with by changing the style IF we had access to the html. Someone told me that does offer a way to mute the links, which would at least be a partial solution, if it is not possible to ban them entirely. But unless I am missing something, Constant Contact offers no option like this.
Thank you for bringing your concerns to the community. Those links you're referring to are all created by third party programs, and even in custom HTML emails that issues is not always fixed by styling. For now though, there is a workaround. If you insert that date, physical address, or other information as a web-page link, you can link to the symbol # instead of a URL, and then format your text to look like normal text. The vast majority of those third-party programs will see that link coding, and ignore it in their algorithms, and the # symbol tells the link that it shouldn't go anywhere or be clickable.