A step-by-step method to more effective linking and hyperlinking of articles.
When I first started writing on Triond I saw the need to link my articles very early. You want people to not just read one article but your other related articles as well. I did not know how to hyperlink links to my pages. I copied and pasted the links from my browser window and placed them on pages with related topics and they looked like this:
I saw others who were putting their hyperlinks that looked like this:
Now, which one looks more professional? Which one can be seen more clearly? The second one of course! I even realized when I started hyperlinking that the second type of link showed up when I searched Google for my articles apart from the article itself.
These are the steps to hyperlinking your Triond articles (or even your articles from Hubpages, Squidoo, Bukisa and other content-writing sites):
(1) Open a blank Word Document page. Forget your article for now. Before you link any pages it is strongly advisable to have a Word Document page for just links – both types:
Link type 2 – Five Men in The Bible Who Lived The Longest | Relijournal.
This will save you a whole lot of work in the future when you are trying to find related links to put at the bottom of your articles. The hyperlinks can be used for Triond and the http type link can be used to insert in forums like Facebook forums etc.
(2) Assuming that you already have a least one published article, copy the http link of your article from your web page.
(3) Right click on the empty Word Document page and a box will open up.
(4) Click “Hyperlink” on that box entitled “Insert Hyperlink.”
(5) Click on the circular shaped Net symbol that says “Browse the Web” when your cursor is placed on it.
(6) When your browser window opens up paste the http link into the browser. That link should look like http://relijournal.com/religion/five-men-in-the-bible-who-lived-the-longest/
(7) Wait until your web page loads fully.
(8) Minimize that page and the box saying “Insert hyperlink” will still be open. At the top by “Text to display” you should see the title of your article looking like:
Five Men in The Bible Who Lived The Longest | Relijournal. If you do not wait for the web page to load fully you will only see the same http link at the top of the hyperlink box still looking like this http://relijournal.com/religion/five-men-in-the-bible-who-lived-the-longest/
The last part of step 8 is only if you still have a http link at the top of your hyperlink box:
(If that happens refresh your web page that your article is on.
Go back to the hyperlink box. You should now have a hyperlink with no http preceding it, reading as clearly as a normal sentence).
(9) Copy the hyperlink of your article to your Word Document designated for links and hyperlinks.
(10) Make the hyperlink bold by using the bold button in Word. You want your link to stand out as much as possible. (By the way, with certain sites it is best to bold the entire article because if you do not the writing on the page will look like if a printer has run out of ink!)
(11) Copy your hyperlink from your Word Document that you designated for links and hyperlinks and paste it on all your articles that have similar topics.
Note that after awhile you will have a long list of links and hyperlinks on your Word Document and at a moment’s notice you can copy and paste them onto your new articles via Word. You can even go back to your old articles and add the hyperlinks via the edit section of Triond etc. Things written by your hand will now be close at hand. No one likes double work so do it once and save it and you will have it for as long as you like.
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