Last updated: March 8, 2018

A hyperlink is an element in an HTML document that links to either another portion of the document or to another document altogether. On webpages, hyperlinks are usually colored purple or blue and are sometimes underlined.


A hyperlink can be thought of as an interface that links a source to a target. Clicking the hyperlink at the source will navigate to the target. Hyperlinks can assume any of the following appearances:

  • Text
  • Images
  • URLs
  • Controls (for example, a button)

Anchor text is a type of hyperlink represented by plain text. Anchor text is very important in SEO (search engine optimization).



Hypertext Link, Embedded Link

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