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Source: How to write good hyperlinks — Write Like a Human — Medium
Thanks to Amy Thibodeau for posting this on Facebook in the Content Strategists group.
This is a short but sweet article to help improve how to write hyperlinks in a more user-friendly manner. This is something I work on for myself, but it’s also something I try to teach content providers when I edit and post content. Much of the world is fairly digitally literate now, that if they see a hyperlink, they know it’s going to take them somewhere else. The guidance here is easy to follow, and can help provide some great perspective on how to make hyperlinks easier to use for your users.
What do you think? Are you still part of the “click here” movement? (I know I’ve been working on breaking that habit–I don’t like it!) Include your comments below.
Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog, TechCommGeekMom.com, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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