How to Create a Link to My Website?

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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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