In most cases, download links and buttons are annoying and confusing. If you click on the wrong button, you end up with lots of pop-ups and advertisements windows open. The ads are used by the download providers to earn extra income from the website. Many third-party ad services use various forms of ad formats and some ads disguise themselves as a download button.
It is the most common thing we face while we trying to download something from a website. Ad services use the most promising and shiny download buttons which looks like a real download link. Human psychology misleads at that time and we click on the wrong download button. Upon the clicking, these ads redirect to various pop-ups and some services try to install an extension or software on your device. Advertisers use clickbait techniques to click on their ad.
Before making a click decision, read our guide to ditch the wrong download links and identify the real download buttons.
1. Check the outgoing link
It is the basic thing to check what you actually clicking and where it redirects. Every link on a website opens another webpage. To check which link is real in a cluster of wrong links, check the outgoing link first. When hover mouse pointer on a download button, you will see a little box containing the URL of that box.
For example, check the below screenshots for easy understanding.
2. Check buttons before clicking
Usually, a real download button doesn’t look like a fancy button with a unique color. Advertisers use stylish and fancy buttons to attract people and clickable. So closely look the buttons available on a page and pick the right download button.
3. Avoid unknown sites
Daily we see a number of new sites appear in Google. Most of the sites are fake and try to serve more ads on the page you visit. In many cases, they do not offer the data you are looking and uses clickbait techniques to make money. Avoid the unknown sites and visit only popular and reputable sites to download files.
These are the most possible techniques to avoid wrong download clicks on a website.
If you have any technique which is not on the list, please mention in the below comment box.