To make your web site more useful to viewers, you should add links to other web pages or sites which have additional information related to the content of your site. Adding such links will provide your site’s readers with a quick way to access other relevant content, and can also serve to improve your web site’s positioning in search engines results by increasing the relevancy score of your site. Today, we discuss different ways to add links to your web site.
As you build out your web site’s content and add additional pages, the WebSpawner system will automatically add clickable text links on each page to all other pages in your account… this makes your web site easy for viewers to navigate without the need for you to manually add each link. This Automatic Linking feature is controlled by a single checkbox in the Modification form for the Index page of your account:
By default, the auto-linking option is checked, and should be left checked unless you have a specific reason for not wanting each page in your web site to have links to the other pages in your site.
Links to other external webpages and sites can be added using the rest of the same Links List step in the Modification form, as shown below:
By typing in the Name of the Link and the URL of the Link fields as shown in the example above, you can add clickable text links to your site. The links will appear in a bulleted list or a pull-down menu on your page, depending on the Layout Template selected and the number of links. Links that you add should be relevant; that is, the content of the linked sites should be related to the content of YOUR web site.
You can also add links within the Body Text portion of your web site’s pages, by adding a small bit of code known as the Anchor tag. Using Anchor tags, you can create a clickable text link which will appear within a sentence or paragraph of text… we have used a couple of these types of links (sometimes called a “Hyperlink”) in the first two paragraphs of this article. Following is an example of how an Anchor tag is entered within a sentence into the Body Text area of the Modification form:
I created this web site using <a href=”http://www.webspawner.com”> WebSpawner.com</a>!
The way this text will appear on the published web page is as follows:
I created this web site using WebSpawner.com!
You can use the Anchor tag to create a link to any web site you like. Here’s another example of using it to create a text link within a sentence, again showing how the code would be entered into the Body Text area in the Modification form:
I prefer to use the <a href=”http://www.google.com”>Google Search Engine</a> for most of my online searches.
And on the published page viewers would see it appear in this manner:
I prefer to use the Google Search Engine for most of my online searches.
The Anchor tag is pretty easy to use once you get the hang of it. By using the Anchor tag you can add relevant Hyperlinks throughout your web site’s content to direct your readers to additional related information.
For a more detailed explanation of how to add Hyperlinks to your website using the Anchor tag, click here to read a previous article on the topic.