This guide covers links that visitors can click on your site. To learn more about linking visitors to your website from elsewhere (great for growing your backlinks), visit Sharing URLs from your site.

When you add an element to your website page, then you can edit that element to link when it's clicked on by a user.

Where you can add links

You can add links to almost any part of your site.  When you edit an element like a text, navigation menu link, image, or button, then following icon shows up in your setting options:

Here's the menu you will see pop-up if you click the icon:

You can make almost anything on your page into a link, so that when your user clicks on it, you will be redirected elsewhere, and it's not necessarily just another page. ?

Website Link

You can make an element link to an external page by entering the URL:

URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is nothing more than the address of a given unique resource on the Web, like "https://www.easybusypets.com" as illustrated above. Also, it doesn't have to be an external path. If you already know the link to an internal page on your website, you can manually type it in here as well, but there are faster ways as described in the "Internal Link" section below.

Internal Links

Page Links

The website builder keeps track of all your internal website pages. You don't have to memorize the paths because you can select them from a pull-down list as illustrated below from our sample website that has a page called "Dog Walking":

  1. Click "Website" to assign the element a URL link when clicked on. 
  2. Select the "Internal links" pull-down to select the page
  3. Choose the page you'd like to reference a URL.
  4. The URL automatically pops up. It's a relative path. Ex. You can write "/dog-walking" instead of "https://www.yourpetcarebusinesswebsite.com/dog-walking".

Service Booking Links

You can make any element on your website to link to a direct booking without your client's leaving the website, ever!

This means you no longer have to redirect your website visitors away from your website to make a booking or interact with your services online.

Choose a place on your website (usually a text or button) that if clicked, will direct the user to a booking of a specific service. Below is an example of a book option placed on a demo website page:

 

Select that element, ex. a "book" text, and add a link to it. In the link options, then follow the steps:

  1. Make sure the "Website" button is selected, then start scrolling down. 
  2. Select the "Internal links" pull-down to select the page
  3. Scroll down to the section "Service Booking Links"
  4. Choose a service you'd like the user be able to book when clicking the link.

Pro Tip: Don't see any service options listed? Make sure you have added at least one service into the system. Refer to the Add A Service article to learn more.

 

Email Link

Create an element and then link it to an email:

We've all experienced website pages with an email posted somewhere (usually in the footer) so that visitors to a site can copy it into their email client and contact the business owner. You can help them click less and do more by activating that text (or image, button, etc.) to be clickable, resulting in their email app being opened, and the email text already being populated in that view. See the Add Text article to see this example.

 

Phone Link

Create an element and then link it to a phone call:

Similar to how the email link works, by setting up an element to be a phone link, if someone clicks on this, they will be redirected to their phone caller. On a mobile phone it might look like this:

WhatsApp Link

WhatsApp is used by more than 1.5 billion users every month. WhatsApp can be a necessity for many people who seek a digital alternative to making phone calls online.

First, you'll need to create a WhatsApp account if you haven't yet done so. Then prepare your WhatsApp phone number to setup the link on your website.

 

In the example below, we create a sample WhatsApp logo image that if clicked should take the user to a WhatsApp chat with the business: