A link is simply a means of navigating from one webpage to another. An internal link takes you to another page within the same website,Guest Posting while an external link takes you to a completely new website. The term “back-link” refers to another website providing a link to yours. Back-linking is great for getting your website exposure.
Links can also take on different hidden wiki forms. Being able to recognize and identify the various types is important.
The 4 main types of links are:
• URL Link: A website’s URL listed out as a link.
• Text Link: (also known as Static Link). This is when a word or a phrase is clickable and takes you to another place.
• Image Links: When clicking on an image navigates you to another page.
• Dynamic Links: Inbound links from websites where the page is dynamically generated via a database query.
Besides allowing visitors to navigate around the web, links are also important to computer programs used by popular search engines called spiders. Spiders “crawl” around the internet gathering information about various sites and then index those sites. This is why the more links to your website that exist on the web, the higher your ranking will be on search engines like Google and Yahoo.
Different Links, Different Values
Not all links are created equally in the search engines’ eyes. One-way links—which occurs when another website links to you but you don’t link back to them—are more valuable to the search engines than reciprocal links. Search engines also assign value to links based on various factors, such as the link’s relevance to your site, the text around the link, and the authority the website that links to you has.
There are also links that mean nothing at all to search engines. Dynamic links and links that have “no follow” codes built into them are of no value to spider programs. However, that doesn’t mean they should not be used on your website. While a link that cannot be followed by a search engine spider may not be useful from a search engine optimization perspective, it can still provide