Sunday, December 03, 2006

Click here and other meaningless link phrases

Writiing a good link phrase ...

"A while ago Emil Stenström wrote an article about one of those things that you have to keep educating clients about: writing good and informative link phrases. As you might guess from the title, Emil specifically talks about the use of “click here” in Click here to read this article, but there are several other meaningless link phrases that seem almost as popular as forcing links to open in new windows.

A few examples:

To learn more about this site, click here
Learn more about this site here
Learn more about this site
Link to this site’s about page.
When you see the examples like that it’s quite obvious that neither is of much use to the visitor. Instead, I would use this:

Learn more about this site"    (Continued via 456 Berea Street)    [Usability Resources]


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