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Writing Meaningful Links

Links connect pages in your web site and they connect your site to other sites. You’ve seen many examples throughout the book, especially in Chapter 4 on home pages, Chapter 5 on pathway pages, Chapter 8 on headlines, and Chapter 9 on headings (in the section on same-page links). In this chapter, I add seven more guidelines to the ones you’ve already worked with earlier in the book.

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Seven guidelines for writing meaningful links

1. Don’t make new program or product names links by themselves.

2. Think ahead: Launch and land on the same name.

3. For actions, start with a verb.

4. Make the link meaningful – not Click here ...

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