Lots of Link Love
I had a great question asked to me this week. It was about links. What are the differences with all these links? Inbound links, Back links, Outbound links, nofollow links, external/internal links ect.
Lets start with the basics.
Link: short for hyperlink which is code that can be embedded into anchor text (or image) that when clicked will take you to another page, site or information.
Internal links lead to pages within your sited.
Outbound links lead to other web sites. Can also be called external links.
Back links or inbound links are links on other sites that point to your site.
No-follow links have extra code that makes the links invisible to search engines but still clickable. Their purpose is to not give search engine “credit” to the targeted site. Commonly found in blog comment sections.
Have any more link questions? Leave them in the comments.
Part of a Series on Links: