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I'm so glad you stopped by and hope you find this blog an interesting read. I've been blogging since April of 2006, currently the author of six public and two private blogs. In the beginning I knew absolutely nothing about blogging. Over the years through trial and error, frustration and elation, and a few tears I've learned a lot. However, the learning process when it comes to blogging continues to evolve. Here you will find a hodge podge of my blogging experiences, useful codes and how-tos, sprinkled liberally with my opinions. Enjoy!

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Check Those Links

I wrote earlier about the importance of checking existing links on your blogs.  The reason for this is urls change and links go dead.  Another reason to check existing links is to be sure they are not directed towards any websites or blogs that Google considers bad neighbourhoods.    It is a good policy to get into the habit of checking each link as you add them to your blog.  Blogger makes this quite easy.

Using Blogger's new editor, highlight the word or phrase you want to turn into a link.  A pop-up box will appear with two choices - website or email.  Click on website the paste or type in the desired url.  Under the box for the url there is a link to test link.  Click on that.  A pop-up will appear to load the link.  If the link loads the site properly you are ready to add that link.  If it doesn't load properly you can go back and check it.  This way you know for certain any links you add in this manner are working when you add them.


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