I was quite annoyed today to find that Aweber had another outage that caused the links in my emails to not work at all. It is the second outage in the last 2 days.
If your Aweber links are not working, there is something you can do as a workaround.
The problem I had was that when I clicked on the link I was taken to Aweber’s long tracking url. It looks something like this: http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=5VaX7&m=1cgZ9Cs57iSPin&b=EGwAu7a2sqZyP.xg5MV4Bw
Normally, these tracking urls redirect to your destination url.
What you can do to make the links in your Aweber emails work again is to resend out your email with the tracking feature disabled. See illustration below:
Note: By turning off this feature you are unable to get statistics on how many links are clicked on. However, once Aweber resolves the click tracking issue, you can re-enable this feature.