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What is a linky or link up ? 

There are so many terms in the blogging world that I had never heard of before .the first one being linky . I had heard this term being thrown about a lot when I first started blogging and really wanted to know what it was all about .

So after a little research I found out what it was all about . It’s pretty simple once you know what you’re  doing .

So many bloggers hold things called linkys/link ups on their blogs . This is a place where other bloggers can share a link to a post they would like the get out there or just share . Not all linkys are on the same day or have the same topics . So be sure to read what the topic of the linky is . There are pretty much linkys for any subject.

To find where to add your link you generally go down to the bottom of the post and there is a small blue button that says add your link . Then fill in all the details required and your link will be added to the linky .

Adding your link to a linky
Linky rules 

Before adding your link do make sure you understand the rules and can follow them all . The common rules I have seen are

  • Comment on the host link and 2 others,
  • Add the linky badge to your post or sidebar  ,
  • Tweet on Twitter using the linky hastag and generally spread the word of the linky,
  • Use the linky hashtag on comments made on others posts.

How to add a linky badge to your blog for WordPress 

This is a lot easier than I fist thought . You need to Copy and paste the HTML code under the linky badge . This is the linky badge for #fortheloveofblog you can find it over at A mum Track mind.

For the love of blog linky badge
Then paste it into the text section of the blog post . Make sure to click the text section I have circled in the picture below . Scroll down to the bottom of your post and copy and paste the linky badge code.

How to add a linky badge on WordPress

That’s it when you change it back to the text setting the picture should appear . I have learnt that if it doesn’t work sometimes you need to take the speech marks out of the code and re add them. I’m not entirely sure why but it works .

What’s he point of a linky ? 

Linkys are a good way to get people to look at your blog . Especially in the early days this is where a lot of my traffic came from . Some people do argue that it’s not natural traffic but I was just happy one person was reading my post.

It’s a great way to discover new blogs and get inspiration from them. I found it really handy when it came to designing my blog I would take inspiration from others . I’m not afraid to admit that .

Also a linky is a great way to get links back to your blog which can help to increase your Domain Authority.

I think that’s all you need to know . If I have missed anything out please don’t hesitate to contact me I will be more than happy to help . We’re all beginners at some point .

 

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