Linking with Lisa

Greetings! We hope that you like our website. Please consider placing a link to our website on your website. We appreciate any and all links that point to our site. Sample links and HTML code that you can use to add a link to us can be found below.

Better Linking Through Anchor Text

Did you know...

Many webmasters know that the number of links pointing to your site, as well as the popularity and relevancy of the sites containing the pointer links, help to increase the ranking of your site in search engines' results pages. But did you know that the specific text of the hyperlinks is also very important to the search engines? Not only do search engines look for incoming links, but they put a premium on links in which the hypertext actually contains the search terms!

Here's an example:

In the second example, the hypertext includes the search terms "kid's" and "reading". But note that by including the description within the hyperlink itself, the site will get a boost, not only in searches for "kid's" and "reading", but in searches for "child literacy", "authors", etc.

By changing the style attributes of color, underline, etc, you may be able to give the link a more pleasing appearance, while keeping all of the search terms in the actual link. (If you use CSS you have more options in that regard.) Note that in the following example,
the entire line is part of the hyperlink:

Are you using images or banners as hyperlinks? If so, it helps search engine placement if you include a text link as well. If you're set on using an image only (or if you know of sites who only use your image) as the link, then at least be sure to use the "alt" tag on the image to include search term keywords; some search engines look at the "alt" tag when evaluating hyperlinks. Examples:

Bad: Hilda (no meaningful "alt" tag)
Better: Lisa Thiesing Children's Books - author and illustrator's website of kid's literature("alt" tag contains search terms)
Best:

If we have a link to your website on our links page, or if you are requesting one, please let us know if you have specific keywords that you'd like included in the hypertext. We'll put them in there for you if we can.

 

Link to Lisa Thiesing Children's Books

Copy and paste one of these hyperlinks, or their HTML code,
for use on your webpage.

Lisa Thiesing Children's Books: author / illustrator's website of kid's literature, games, and activities
<a href="http://childrensbooks.lisathiesing.com" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:none;">
<strong>Lisa Thiesing Children's Books</strong><font color="#000000">: author / illustrator's website of kid's literature, games, and activities</font></a>

Images

You can copy this image if you need one to use with our link.
But please try to use hypertext as well!!

image [shown with accompanying hypertext link]:

Lisa Thiesing Children's Books - author and illustrator's website of kid's literature
Lisa Thiesing Children's Books: author / illustrator's website of kid's literature, games, and activities


"img src" to our location, as in code below, or copy and paste the image to your own directory (and then if you use the code below, be sure to change the img src location to your own images directory.)

<a href="http://childrensbooks.lisathiesing.com" target="_blank">
<img src="http://childrensbooks.lisathiesing.com/HildaSpeaking-ani95x73.gif" alt="Lisa Thiesing Children's Books - author and illustrator's website of kid's literature" width="95" height="73"></a>

<a href="http://childrensbooks.lisathiesing.com" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:none;">
<strong>Lisa Thiesing Children's Books</strong>
<font color="#000000">: author / illustrator's website of kid's literature, games, and activities</font></a>

 

If you'd like to have a link to your website listed on our links page, send us a note:

go to our Contact page

Please include your web address, eMail, and phone number,
and any particular keywords that you'd like to see in your hyperlink.

 

(If you came to this page via a link in an email,
you can click here to visit  Lisa Thiesing Children's Books home page.)