posted by Glynser on Wed 13th Aug 2008 07:18
Conversations Hello,

one thing that always annoys me (not only on this site, also on a couple of others) is that it's always some kind of hassle to find the linked articles, because the small blurbs often don't contain only one underlined word, mostly they contain between 2 and 5 of them. And it's not always easy to spot which one of them is the one that got used for the link.

For longer articles, we already have a nice, bright, orange "Read More"-link. Why not introduce a "Read The Article"-link as well? It wouldn't have to mean omitting the links inside the blurb, of course, but it would be a nice, additional feature for those who are [link]http://www.bedsdirect.com/|| ||tired[/link] of [link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Always_(Erasure_song)||always[/link] having to [link]http://www.google.com|| ||find[/link] the [link]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Right.svg/... ||right[/link] link.
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Wha?
by Adam S on Wed 13th Aug 2008 17:18 UTC
Adam S
Member since:
2005-04-01

What links? At first I thought you meant in the teaser, which is definitely not how best SEO practice suggests.

But then you said the Read More link. Can you explain what you mean?

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RE: Wha?
by Kroc on Wed 13th Aug 2008 20:27 in reply to "Wha?"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

He means this: http://osnews.com/story/20179/Akademy_2008_Up_and_Running_Much_News

How many green links do you see? Which one is the real article *at a glance*. I've even seen stories where the link to the real article was *not* the first link!

Personally, I'd suggest adding a class so that the link that goes to the article itself is orange instead of green.

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RE[2]: Wha?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 13th Aug 2008 22:30 in reply to "RE: Wha?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Err, those are links to various different articles. There isn't one 'main' link in there.

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RE[3]: Wha?
by Glynser on Thu 14th Aug 2008 07:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Wha?"
Glynser Member since:
2007-11-29

Okay, so maybe it's not the best example. But otherwise, it's exactly the thing that I mean ;)

Because often, there is indeed only ONE article, and some people tend to link to other things as well, like e.g. linking the word "KDE" to kde.org and so on. And this is exactly the thing that is very confusing sometimes. I'd prefer to have a "Read The Article"-link below the post, in orange, just like the "Read More"-link that is available on some postings.

Because then, the link to the article would always be at the same position and could be easily found.

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RE[4]: Wha?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 14th Aug 2008 09:26 in reply to "RE[3]: Wha?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

The problem is that often in my posts, there isn't just "one" article. There are multiple.

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RE: Wha?
by Glynser on Thu 14th Aug 2008 07:44 in reply to "Wha?"
Glynser Member since:
2007-11-29

"Read More" was just an example how the link to the article could be handled. See my comment to Thom's post.

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