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22 Jan 2010 10:01
How (and why) to insert text-links in your news item description
FeedBack ( 0) Inserting text-links in your news item description is valuable because you can direct viewers to one or more websites of your choosing. Furthermore, the link is "followed" by search engines crawlers in the process of indexing webpages and assigning page rank to those sites. (A text-link is simply some text that is also a link to some online document).
How to insert a text-link? By entering the link specification in the "Specify A Text Link" section of the Enfeedia entry form when adding/editing an item. (Use "Extended Mode" editing to reveal this and other options for posting items).
What's the format of that specification? It's two parts: the text that is to be made a link, and the URL (including the ) for the link enclosed in tilda marks (~~~). The text and the URL are separated by a space. The example in the instructions provided with the data entry form show the text in hot pink and the domain name portion of the URL in neon green. :-]
The text in the specification must exactly match some text in your item description. The guaranteed way to be sure of this is to first write your item description, then copy the text in that description to be made a link and paste it into the "Specify A Text Link" entry. Then add a space, then the first three tildas, your full URL, and the last there tildas. Done.
If you want to insert several text-links, repeat the above, with each specification on a separate line.