How to Create a Link to My Website?

By Katelyn Kelley

A link to a Web site is a spot on a Web page that, when clicked, takes the visitor to the Web address (URL) specified in the link definition. This link can be in the form of text or a graphic, either of which the visitor clicks to go to the other site. The link is created in HTML with a Web-editing tool, such as Adobe Dreamweaver. The HTML "a" tag is used to define links to other websites.

Things You'll Need

  • Web-page editing software

Step 1

Open the Web-editing software and page you want to add the link to.

Step 2

Click and drag the text or graphic you want to use as the link.

Step 3

Enter the full link address on your Web site, starting with the "http://" prefix in the link-definition box in your Web-editing tool. In Dreamweaver, the box is located at the bottom of the screen in Properties Inspector. If you are working in the straight HTML rather than a WYSIWYG interface, do step 4.

Step 4

Enter an "a href" tag to define the link to your website:Link Text Goes Here> at the point in your HTML file where you want the link to appear, using your Web site address in place of YOUR_DOMAIN_ADDRESS.

Step 5

Click the File menu, then Save to save the changes to your Web-page file.

Step 6

Open the file in a web browser to test the link.

Tips & Warnings

  • To add a link to your Web site on someone else's site you will need to get permission from the owner of that site.