For article writers, to get more mileage from SEO in articles and views using links is nothing new. It is a matter of what type of back-linking that a writer wants to benefit from when putting links in articles. At the ExpertsColumn online writing community, putting links in articles can help with sending viewers to another article written by the same article, an associate that would like to link with an article and or to help enhance an article's content.
Actually, when it comes to adding links in ExpertsColumn's posted articles, it is a requirement by the company to use links that do just that; enhance the content of an article. In other words, links are not to refer to something all together different than what the article is about. For example. If a post about communication strategies is created by a writer on ExpertsColumn, a link at the bottom of the page should be about communications, and not for instance, about a recipe on Italian food. Once a writer has decided on what links to use in an article, there are three main options that work well.
Many writers simply opt to copy and paste a link and put it in the article as is with no reference to what the link is about above the link. It is really a matter of preference. Some writers like to add words to describe the link to be attached and then direct reader to the link below the description. Before attempting to paste a link, make sure the cursor is in the proper position for placing the link at the bottom of the page of all articles.
When using this method, copy using the highlight and right click of the mouse method. A box will then pop up. Right click and press paste and the link will appear in the box. Press okay and the link will be added to the article. This is the easiest way to add a link, but it is also the way to send viewers away from your profile page and articles if it is not a link to another article you have written. To avoid sending readers away from ExpertsColumn completely, use the following method.
Add a word or phrase that describes the link. When you finish typing, the cursor will be blinking behind the last letter of the word or phrase added. Highlight it by holding down the mouse and dragging a highlight from right to left. The word(s) must be highlighted to continue. On a Mac, press command and the letter C-, (likewise use on a desktop the commands that are made for copying.) Right click and the word paste will appear. Press paste and the link will go inside the large box that will appear on the page. When okay is pressed, the link will be attached to the link.
There is an advanced feature that can be used on ExpertsColumn.com for posting links in articles. This one I find very beneficial to keep viewers on the ExpertsColumn website, to help with traffic and SEO. Put a word or phrase at the end of your article that you want to express the content in a link you are adding; eg; Dog Bite. Highlight the word and go to the icons next to the word: NORMAL attached to the posting box where the article is being written, click on the first link button closest to the left away from the word NORMAL. This is the link button, the one next to it is unlink. (Depending on how you hover the mouse over the buttons the words, link and unlink may or may not show up.)
When you click on the link button a link box will put up. Put the link in the link bar available; you will know where when you get to the page. Click on the tab target. Choose the option in the drop down box, 'New window' (blank. Once published, the, if a viewer hits the link, that link will open in a new window. This will leave the viewer to still be able to access your page in case when they go to the link and close the link page since the link page will close both that page and your article page if it was not linked separately using the method just explained. Also, some links could send a reader to a site that will not allow the reader to press the back button to get back to your article page. A few suggestions in using links.
** Remember that besides using links at ExpertsColumn in articles that are in reference only to the content of an article, there are also only THREE links allowed. Those three links include making use of the writer's referral link to sign up with ExpertsColumn.com.
My referral link if you'd like to join with me
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