The World Wide Web is working because of hyperlinks. Internet businesses are depends on the quality of hyper linked images, products and advertisements etc. Google search engine is giving us information because of hyper links. Social media marketing is done by the use of hyperlinks. People are getting government and private jobs because of the power of hyperlinks. Criminals can be captured by the use of hyperlinks. But in this post you can learn the basics of what is hyperlink? What are the uses of hyperlinks in computers, how to create internal and external hyperlinks.
A #hyperlink is a most important element that we use in Information Technology to make connection between two things. The connection is made by the use of URL or source Address. Hyper mean extra affected text such as bold, italic, coloured etc. that’s why we say hypertext. Hypertext is used to allow users, computers, search engines to find cross reference between related sections. The term Hypertext is invented by Ted Nelson is an American pioneer of information technology. And the link allows computer and internet users and Google search engine or operating system to find relationship between two objects.
So, Hyperlink is a connected text between other object displayed by hypertext followed by computer/internet users.
Basically there are two types of hyperlinks that computer users follow or natural intelligence follow.
Two Types of Hyperlinks
1) Internal Hyperlink (2) External Hyperlink
1. Internal links: Internal links are created within a page by the use of hypertext. E.g. Table of contents is linked with the chapter in an eBook.
See the below example of internal link. You can create on page link in 4 steps in Microsoft word.
1st Step: Select text that you want to link and press short key “ctrl + Shift + F5” to open bookmark and then name it (see in below example) after that click on Add. But remember bookmark name should be a single word without space or you can use underscore between words.
The bookmark name is the destination of our hyperlinked text. For example: I bookmarked “See in example how to create external hyperlink” it is a paragraph but I selected only first sentence to bookmark. And I named it in bookmark “external_hyperlink_example.” See bookmark example image below:
You’re noticing three things: Number one is text to bookmark. The bookmark name and Add button. Remember that bookmarked text a destination. And we bookmark name is the identification of bookmarked text that we find in insert hyperlink option “place in this document.
2nd Step: Select the text and press Ctrl+K (shortcut key to open insert hyperlink option) in which you want to link. For example: I selected text from top paragraph “external hyperlinks”.
3rd Step: After you opened insert hyperlink option it can be like the picture you’re seeing below:
You noticed three things in above internal hyperlink example image.
Text to display: It is a text highlighted with blue color and indicating that I am linked to other source. And in this case source is our bookmarked name or paragraph: As you are seeing underlined text under the bookmarked tab in the image.
External_ hyperlink_example is our bookmarked place. Where users visit after he/she click on external hyperlinks link highlighting in blue color.
Place in in this document is an option to insert hyperlink in Microsoft word to create internal link on the same page.
So, the benefits of internal hyperlink for readers are that they can visit and find the source they want. Internal hyperlink saves time. I know it is tough to understand here but I just want that you know how hyperlink is created.
2. External links: External links are created from a current document to other document by the use of hypertext. E.g. like us on Facebook to get instant update about technologies. Now the bold text is hypertext and it is linked to our Facebook page in which we post information technology updates. External links or hyperlinks are also used by SEO service provider or website owner to get link back to his/her website. When you click on above highlighted blue text it will take you to our Facebook page. This is what external links help to do.
See below in image how I am creating external link in Microsoft word:
You noticed three things in this hyperlink option in Microsoft word.
1.Existing file or webpage is an option in which we have to click and use in Microsoft word to create external links. Existing file mean already saved files or saved in other folder. No matter it is word file or excels or music file.
2.Text to Display is hypertext that display on the page with blue or other color. This will indicate readers that the text is related and connected to other source.
3.Address is a webpage or file URL we are using to make link between the hypertext and external file or webpage.
See few steps below, how to create external hyperlink: You can create external hyperlink in Microsoft word in three steps.
Step 1: Select the text you want to link. Step 2: Press Ctrl+K on keyboard. Step 3: And then enter the URL or Source address in Address box. See above external hyperlink example image.
But artificial intelligence or Google use different types of hyperlinks to know about relationship between two objects and data. Here on this website you can learn more about artificial intelligence or websites link types.
Importance of hyperlink
Hyperlink is oldest information technology element it was claimed in 1965. Till then today it is described by many ways. I mentioned in this post only two types, internal hyperlinks and external hyperlinks. But the types, uses, benefits are more than written on this post. It is just basic understanding of hyperlinks I shared with you.
Hyperlinks is most important thing that we have to learn in computers especially it is very important for digital business. Every connection is built by links on the internet. Every website use links. Those links are created by the use of HTML (hypertext markup language).
Google website is a search engine which display linked results. I mean links of websites. Website owners submit their website to Google search to index to crawl by using Google Webmaster tools. That’s why Google bots or hypertext element (programmed links) send crawling results to Google engine. That’s’ how Google find information. But if you don’t submit site to Google, that’s doesn’t mean that Google bots don’t know about your website. There are many websites those not indexed on Google. But it’s easiest practice that we do to index our websites for Google search results. Those search results are hypertext linked to another source. And hyperlinks are direct access to users to visit another informational sources related to the current source.
Almost all the internet marketers are using links to distribute information about their websites and getting traffic to their website. As you know there are 50 advantages of using Facebook for Business. That’s why you are seeing links with ads and links on videos or linked text. External Hyperlinks are distributed by internal marketers and social media users to promote a cause or thing.
This will provide benefit for social media users who use something for knowledge. For example if on Facebook English learners groups I posted creative tips to learn English language without any paid course then it is useful for the group users to access this information by visiting the link. And when they visit or click on the link I gets information about their visits by the use Google analytics tracking code on my site. You can learn here How Google analytics is helping internet businesses.
So, this kind of information technology practices done by millions of users. Some people know about these some don’t. And those are who know about how computer and internet work getting benefits and making millions of dollars by the use of hyperlinks. Google, Facebook and Amazon websites are big example and people like me using internet to expand their knowledge and income.
Hyperlinks are used in Microsoft word, Microsoft excel, Power point and all other kind of professional and official documents for different purposes, blog sites, social media websites, search engines or almost all internet users are using and clicking on hyperlinks daily. This is awesome. But people have to know about security and privacy before using or clicking on hyperlinks. And knowledge is best tool to remove click fear.
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