Have a Website? Secrets to Effective Linking


posted on 4th of august, 2010

Links are a huge component of SEO. Most people know that inbound links coming to your site are a great way to increase your traffic and SEO, but what people often overlook is the links on their site. Whether you are linking to other pages within your site (internal links) or pages on a different site (external links) it is important to build them semantically.

Link Text, Link Titles and SEO

When creating links, it’s always important to use relevant link text rather than something generic like “check it out” or “read more.” Whether you are linking to an internal page or an external page, try to make your link text descriptive of the page it is linking to. Ideally, a link should contain text similar to what is found in the text of the page it’s linking to. <br> <br>Check out the full article and learn more about <a href="http://www.beperceived.com/internal-and-external-links/" target="_blank">linking and SEO</a>. <br> <br><b>You might also enjoy reading some of Perception's other articles in the SEO 101 series including:</b> <br> <br><a href="http://www.beperceived.com/what-is-search-engine-optimization/" target="_blank">What is Search Engine Optimization?</a> <br><a href="http://www.beperceived.com/content-and-keywords/" target="_blank">Content and Keywords</a> <br><a href="http://www.beperceived.com/domain-names-and-url-structure/" target="_blank">Domain Names and URL Structure</a> <br><a href="http://www.beperceived.com/seo-101-page-titles-and-meta-elements/" target="_blank">Page Titles and Meta Elements</a> <br><a href="http://www.beperceived.com/page-structure-and-tag-semantics/" target="_blank">Page Structure and Tag Symantics</a></p></div> </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan=2> <div class="blogbody"> <div style="border:1px solid #dddddd; background-color:#eeeeee; padding:5px;"> <strong>Tags: </strong><span itemprop="keywords"><a href="http://blog.dreamstime.com/search-tag-link"><font STYLE="font-size:8pt">link</font></a> <a href="http://blog.dreamstime.com/search-tag-optimization"><font STYLE="font-size:7pt">optimization</font></a> <a href="http://blog.dreamstime.com/search-tag-seo"><font STYLE="font-size:7pt">seo</font></a> <a href="http://blog.dreamstime.com/search-tag-traffic"><font STYLE="font-size:7pt">traffic</font></a> <a href="http://blog.dreamstime.com/search-tag-website"><font STYLE="font-size:13pt">website</font></a></span><br> </div> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style" style="margin-top:32px; margin-left:-1px"> <a href="http://addthis.com/bookmark.php?v=250" class="addthis_button_compact">Share</a> <span class="addthis_separator"> </span> <a class="addthis_button_facebook"></a> <a class="addthis_button_email"></a> <a class="addthis_button_twitter"></a> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> var addthis_config = { data_track_clickback: true } </script> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://s7.addthis.com/js/250/addthis_widget.js#username=dreamstime"></script> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div class="blogbody"> <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td height="10" width="100%" > <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td height="1" bgcolor="#CAC4BB"></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="middle"> <span class="h7">Comments (5)</span><meta itemprop="interactionCount" content="UserComments:5"/> <div id="commentsdiv"> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan=2> <br> <a name="comments33072"></a> <table cellpadding=4 cellspacing=4> <tr bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <td width="15" align="center" valign="top" class="compic"><a href="http://www.dreamstime.com/yuritz_info"><img src="//thumbs.dreamstime.com/avatars_blog/1610711.jpg" border="0"></a></td> <td height="20" align="left" class="compost"> <div class="comauth">Posted by <a href="http://www.dreamstime.com/yuritz_info">Yuritz</a> on August 17, 2010<div style="float:right; font-size:10px;"> </div> </div> <span id="commHolder_213533"> thanks for sharing! :)</span> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#EEEEEE"> <td width="15" align="center" valign="top" class="compic"><a href="http://www.dreamstime.com/grafvision_info"><img src="//thumbs.dreamstime.com/avatars_blog/709981.jpg" border="0"></a></td> <td height="20" align="left" class="compost"> <div class="comauth">Posted by <a href="http://www.dreamstime.com/grafvision_info">Grafvision</a> on August 09, 2010<div style="float:right; font-size:10px;"> </div> </div> <span id="commHolder_212240"> Very useful article... 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