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Can i hide a link inside an image?

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by welshmullen, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. #1
    can i put a link to my website in an image so when people click on the image they get taken to my website???
    SEMrush
    and is this easy to do? (i am the biggest noob on digital point) :p
     
    welshmullen, Jan 7, 2011 IP
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  2. allthegoodnamesweretaken

    allthegoodnamesweretaken Peon

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    Yeah, you can hide files in images pretty easily, so basically hide an internet shortcut to your site that is also instructed to open when the image is opened too. Wouldn't recommend it though, I guess it's a basic form of spyware which won't look good for your site. Just google something along the lines on "how to hide a file in an image".
     
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    jj1 Active Member

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    Agree if it's done to deceive people - might be black hat??? However, some sites do show the company logo and clicking on this logo takes you to the site.
     
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    welshmullen Peon

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    thank you! im still a noob and wanting to make a smart link, was thinking if i could place my site name onto an image i could use this as a link to my website. will that work? would be good for signitures if im allowed

    btw i loove ur account name :)
     
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    hospitaleracha Active Member

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    Depending on what you use as a CMS, you can simply put up an image-link that links to your website, SY
     
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    welshmullen Peon

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    what is cms?
     
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    CMS, Content Management System, it is a software platform which is useful to manage the content of our sites.
     
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    allthegoodnamesweretaken Peon

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    Lol thanks for that :)

    Anyway, if the image in question will be on your website, in a signature of yours or somewhere otherwise controlled by you, you can simply hyperlink it to your page. The method I described is only for a downloaded image and not one on the internet.

    If you need more help, send me a PM buddy.

    Regards
     
  9. welshmullen

    welshmullen Peon

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    is cms free?
     
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    mdvaden Active Member

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    #10
    This seems like a pretty standard item of knowledge.

    I do it all the time. On plenty of my pages, I prefer to have a photo take someone to another page, rather than a text link. Especially when I'm not sparing space for a paragraph.

    One example is an ex-woodsman who has a site about his logging days and tree climbing books he sells. I just show his picture and link it to his website. Sometimes I put the letters "Click here" or similar right onto the image.

    :cool:
     
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    #11
    yes, you can do it
    just learn basic HTML
    it's not really "hiding", it's simply putting a link on a image
     
    avpower, Jan 7, 2011 IP
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    Yes, I don't see why on earth it will be seen as hiding - it's pretty much something that is done a lot. And remember that as well as people clicking on the picture to go to your website, you also get a backlink credited.
     
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    #13
    simply watermark the image
     
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    thank you everyone! you are all very helpfull and i will use your advice :)

    what do you mean watermark the image?
     
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    Some are free, some not, the best known and free one is Wordpress ;-) SY
     
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    Your link in text or in image, bear equal value. go on without any hesitation
     
    varshyl, Apr 9, 2011 IP
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    Of course, you can do that. In fact, many affiliate marketers put buttons that are nothing but an image :)
     
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