Facts about Hyperlinks

12 Useful Facts about Hyperlinks

There is no difference. Link is just the short form version for hyperlink. Both terms are interchangeable. Most people know them to be a clickable piece of text within a webpage which links to other pages either on the same website or another. This is achieved using the HTML tag <a>, for example, Making Websites Easy is a hyperlink represented in HTML as:

<a href=”https://www.makingwebsiteseasy.com”>Making Websites Easy</a>

The link points to the webpage, https://www.makingwebsiteseasy.com and the text used to display this link is Making Websites Easy. But of course the text can be anything you want.

TypeDescriptionExample
TextClickable text that links to a webpage/resource either on the same website or anothera page about URLs
ImageClickable image that links to a webpage/resource either on the same website or another
EmailClickable text that will launch an email client with a specified subject and email addresssend us an email

A blue hyperlink means that it has not yet been clicked on. It is the default color used to indicate this. If you are creating the hyperlink, you may choose a different color depending on the content management system you are using, which may even allow you to edit the HTML code behind to achieve this. For example:

<a href=”https://www.makingwebsiteseasy.com” style=”color:green;”>Making Websites Easy</a>

This will display as:

Making Websites Easy

They change color to indicate whether or not you have clicked on the link. The default color for a link that has not yet been clicked is blue, and then when it is clicked, it turns purple.

The image below shows a hyperlink to a Google search result for our website, before and after it is clicked.

Why do hyperlinks change colors?

An inline link usually links to an ima

There is no difference. An inline link is a just a type of hyperlink, usually in the form of an image link.

There is no difference. An anchor link is a hyperlink in and of itself. It links to a specific location within the same webpage tagged with anchor text.

For example, the first question on this article has been tagged with the anchor text link-vs-hyperlink, which is id attribute value for the H2 title, if you inspect the HTML code behind it. This, is an anchor link to that location on this webpage.

A link is a clickable piece of text or image within a webpage which links to other webpages, resources, and/or images either on the same website or another. Whereas, a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is the location or address of the webpage, resource and/or image that is being linked to.

For example, if you hover over this link, or inspect it using browser tools, you will notice that there is a link (specified in the href attribute) to https://www.makingwebsiteseasy.com/elementor-parallax-website-tutorial, which is the URL.

A link URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is simply the URL to which the link is linking. It is the location of a page, resource or image (on the same website or another) that is being linked to. A page URL on the other hand is the URL of the page itself.

For example the page URL of this page is https://www.makingwebsiteseasy.com/facts-about-links-hyperlinks. If you hover over this link, or inspect using browser tools, you’ll notice that the link URL is the same.

A hyperlink represents a clickable piece of text or image that links to another webpage, resource or image on the same website or another. Whereas, http (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) is the process by which the webpage, resource or image is fetched through the Internet before it is displayed on a browser. It is specified as part of the hyperlink as defined by the URL (Uniform Resource Locator).

A link is a clickable piece of text or image that links to another webpage, resource or image on the same website or another. Put simply, a website contains links on its webpages.

Whilst a hyperlink is a clickable piece of text or image that links to another webpage, resource or image on the same website or another, a backlink on the other hand is just a hyperlink that will always link externally to another website.

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