No Descriptive Texts for Links

Google Lighthouse enables links that do not contain descriptive text to be flagged. Here is an example:

Descriptive Texts

Generally, the following are flagged among generic link texts:

  1. click here
  2. start
  3. click this
  4. go
  5. right here
  6. more
  7. learn more
  8. here
  9. this

How to pass the audit? – Adding descriptive texts to the links

It is extremely valuable to use texts that explain the purpose and properties of the links. Therefore, instead of texts such as “click here”, it is necessary to link to words that specifically indicate where the link will take. For example, we want you to review the do and don’t examples below.

<p>To see all of our basketball videos, <a href="videos.html">click here</a>.</p>

What you should not do is here. In there, the link is on the ‘’click here’’: 

<p>Check out all of our <a href="videos.html">basketball videos</a>.</p>

What you should do is to give links to ‘’basketball videos’’, not to ‘’click here’’ text

  1. Create a text adhering to the topic.
  2. Don’t try to use the URL of the page in question as descriptive text, it wouldn’t be self-explanatory.
  3. Find a short description. Terse.
  4. Strengthen your page authority by creating internal links.

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