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Used judiciously, you can add enormous value to your blog posts by using links. The blog links can inform readers, link to more detail, point out a great news article, or send them to another page on your own blog or Web site.

In HTML, links are defined with

Here’s how all that looks in action:

This link goes to Google.

When the preceding line is posted in a blog, the word Google is a clickable link that leads to the Google Web site.

Make sure that you use the full URL when you create a link. That means you need to include the http://. Unless you include that prefix, the browser won’t understand that it needs to find another Web site, but it will instead look for a document on your Web site called www.google.com.

Also note that when you turn off the tag, you need to turn off only the main tag, not the attribute or value. They’re turned off automatically simply by using the closing tag.

You can also use this tag around an image to make the image clickable to a Web page. Simply place the tag around your image code, like so:

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Amy Lupold Bair, a mother of two and former English teacher, is the author of Raising Digital Families For Dummies and Blogging For Dummies. She's the owner of Resourceful Mommy Media LLC and author of the popular parenting and lifestyle blog Resourceful Mommy.

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