The World Wide Web is working because of hyperlinks. Internet businesses depend on the quality of hyperlinked images, products, and advertisements, etc. Google search engine is giving us information because of hyperlinks. Social media marketing is done through 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 a hyperlink? What are the uses of hyperlinks in computers, how to create internal and external hyperlinks?
A #hyperlink is the most important element that we use in Information Technology to make a connection between two things. The connection is made by the use of a URL or source Address. Hyper means extra affected text such as bold, italic, colored, 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 a relationship between two objects.
So, a Hyperlink is a connected text between other objects 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 an internal link. You can create an 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 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 the example how to create external hyperlink” it is a paragraph but I selected only the first sentence to bookmark. And I named it in the 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 the top paragraph “external hyperlinks”.
3rd Step: After you opened the insert hyperlink option it can be like the picture you’re seeing below:
You noticed three things in the above internal hyperlink example image.
Text to display: It is a text highlighted with blue color and indicating that I am linked to other sources. And in this case, the 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 clicks on external hyperlinks link highlighting in blue color.
Place in this document is an option to insert a hyperlink in Microsoft word to create an internal link on the same page.
So, the benefits of internal hyperlinks 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 you to know how to hyperlink is created.
2. External links: External links are created from a current document to other documents by the use of hypertext. E.g. like us on Facebook to get an 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 the SEO service providers or website owners to get a link back to his/her website. When you click on the 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 an external link in Microsoft word:
You noticed three things in this hyperlink option in Microsoft word.
1. The existing file or webpage is an option in which we have to click and use Microsoft word to create external links. The existing file means already saved files or saved in another folder. No matter it is a word file or excels or a music file.
2. Text to Display is hypertext that displays on the page with blue or other colors. This will indicate to readers that the text is related and connected to other sources.
3. The address is a webpage or file URL we are using to make a link between the hypertext and external file or webpage.
See a few steps below, how to create an external hyperlink: You can create an external hyperlink in Microsoft word in three steps.
Step 1: Select the text you want to link. Step 2: Press Ctrl+K on the keyboard. Step 3: And then enter the URL or Source address in the Address box. See the above external hyperlink example image.
But artificial intelligence or Google uses different types of hyperlinks to know about the relationship between two objects and data. Here on this website, you can learn more about artificial intelligence or website link types.
Importance of hyperlink
The hyperlink is the oldest information technology element it was claimed in 1965. Till then today it is described in many ways. I mentioned in this post only two types, internal hyperlinks and external hyperlinks. But the types, uses, benefits are more than written in this post. It is just a basic understanding of the hyperlinks I shared with you.
Hyperlinks are the 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 is a search engine that displays linked results. I mean links to websites. Website owners submit their website to Google search to the index to crawl by using Google Webmaster tools. That’s why Google bots or hypertext elements (programmed links) send crawling results to the Google engine. That’s’ how Google finds information. But if you don’t submit a 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 the 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 source related to the current source.
So, this kind of information technology practice done by millions of users. Some people know about these some don’t. And those are who know about how computer and internetwork getting benefits and making millions of dollars by the use of hyperlinks. Google, Facebook, and Amazon websites are big examples, and people like me using the internet to expand their knowledge and income.
Hyperlinks are used in Microsoft word, Microsoft excels, Powerpoint and all other kinds 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 the best tool to remove click fear.
I think you can understand now how beneficial it is to learn about computers and the internet daily and regularly. And for this reason, we are also trying on this website to share knowledge and awareness about computer technology and the internet to people who want to expand their knowledge and income. And you can subscribe to this website and get instant updates about our new article directly to your inbox.
I hope you learned something from this blog post. No matter it is 10% about hyperlinks or 90%. But you need consistent learning to achieve something on the internet. So, if you share this blog post with your friends and followers, it will be an external hyperlink practice. And visiting your shared links helps other people to know about hyperlinks and the power of hyperlinks.
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