Welcome to Tuesday Turn About Link Party 105.
Well, the heat came to Texas last week. It was more enjoyable to be inside, look through your shared posts from last week, and pick features for Tuesday Turn About Link Party 105.
I did stick my feet in the pool. We put out our new patio additions from Wayfair. Be sure to check out the new patio look on Thursday.
So now, let’s get on to this week’s link party.
Tuesday Turn About Link Party 105 is now open for partying.
Tuesday Turn About Link Party 105
Carol’s Blogger Tip
BLOGGER TIP OF THE WEEK ~ HOW TO USE LINKS CORRECTLY IN YOUR POSTS.
In every post, bloggers insert links to other websites ~ to other posts we have written, to other bloggers’ posts, or to an affiliate link or sponsored links.
Links are good for your SEO.
It is common practice to have all links from your blog posts to your own internal posts and other bloggers’ posts to open in a new tab. We do that when we link to our featured posts.
There is more to using links correctly.
This information from Yoast will help you distinguish between “no~follow” and “sponsored” links.
When you link to another website, search engines may count that as a ‘vote’ for the page you’re linking to. That makes links a kind of currency.
What happens if you want to link to a page, without voting for it? Then, we need to use a special type of link to tell search engines that it shouldn’t be trusted.
Option 1: In 2005 Google introduced a way to mark a link as untrusted; specifically, a way of saying “don’t follow this link”. By adding a nofollow attribute to your links, they no longer count as votes. It also became Google’s policy that any link which is paid for (typically an advertisement, paid placement, or similar) should use a nofollow attribute.
That’s because paid links are the same as a ‘vote’ for a page. If someone pays you to put an ad on your website, you might send some visitors to the advertised page or product. Since it’s not a natural endorsement, link value shouldn’t pass on to this particular page; search engines shouldn’t rank it higher because you’ve received some kind of compensation for that link.
Option 2: Sponsored attribute. They should be used to identify links that are specifically the result of paid placement, such as, sponsored placements, advertorials, paid links, and similar.
This link is used when a company pays you or gives you a product for reviewing and writing about their products.
Here is how the Yoast plug~in looks on your WordPress dashboard. All you do is click on the box that fits the link. I use it for every link in include in a blog post.
BOTTOM LINE: Be careful how you use links in your posts. If you want even more detailed information, here is the link to the entire article. I highly recommend it.
Now, let’s see what your hostesses have been up to this week.
Carol at Bluesky at Home
Michelle at Thistle Key Lane
Julie at My Wee Abode
Let’s see my features for this week are a little bit of this and that.
This beautiful tablescape from my friend Rita of Panoply. Love the cobalt blue glasses, navy napkins, and the coastal plates.
We would love for you to follow your hostesses on Social Media.
Please visit your hostesses on Social Media.
- This party is for home decor and home-related posts only (home decor, recipes, organizing, DIY, crafts, etc.). Link up to 3 related posts. Please do not link up informational posts that do not relate to the topic.
- If you would please not link up shops, advertising, round-ups, other link parties, or any posts promoting sales, we would appreciate it.
- DO NOT PIN FROM IMAGES ON THIS PAGE (it just won’t work right on Pinterest). However, please visit the original post/source and PIN from there. That works perfectly!
- Please make sure that your images are in a jpeg or png format, and not in a webp format. If we can’t copy your image, we can’t feature you. So sad!
- By linking to the party, you give us permission to share your projects on our blogs and social media. We will always give proper credit with a no-pin image.