Link (internal & external)

The more you add relevant links, the more user friendly your article will be and the more Google will “like you”!

How to link to external websites?

  • Select the text you want to link
  • Click the “Insert/edit link” button (see image below)
  • Fill out URL field:
    Use full domain URL, and not a page. E.g. http://www.eiffeltower.com or http://www.eiffeltower.com/news instead of http://www.eiffeltower.com/?lang=eng?pageid=123180231
  • Fill out “Title” field: title and city name, if relevant (see image below). Choose target: New window. Text to display will be the text that’s going to be the hyperlink.

How to link to other spots on your cityblog?

  • Always use the text “check the [article name] article” or something similar
  • Select the [article name] text you want to link (see image below)
  • Click the “Insert/edit link button (see image below)
  • Fill out  the URL of article you want to link to
    E.g. https://www.spottedbylocals.com/turin/riverside-dora/

If you’re having trouble getting the article URL and instead only see the main URL of the city blog (e.g. https://www.spottedbylocals.com/turin):

  • Navigate to the article you want to link to.
  • Right-click on the title of the article (see image below).
  • Select “copy link address”, “copy link location” or equivalent (see image below).
  • Paste the URL to the Url field (see image above)

Why do I need to include “check the…” part when I link to another Spotted by Locals article?

  • It’s nice for visitors to know it’s a link to a Spotted by Locals article
  • Search Engine optimization