When you create a website, you want to be sure that visitors will have no problem finding what they are looking for. Particularly today, when most of us surf the web from our phones, we’re constantly scrolling through long sites and Facebook newsfeeds, giving our thumbs their daily workout as we look for specific information.
Anchor links help your site visitors quickly find answers to their questions, without needing to scroll endlessly or search for the relevant page in your main menu. A single click on an anchor will take them exactly where they want to go: back to top, down to the bottom or straight to your FAQ page. Learn more about anchor links and how you add them on your site. Your visitors – and their thumbs – will thank you!
Anchors are invisible position markers that you can place anywhere on your site. You can use them to send your visitors to a section about one of the services you offer or to the answer of a popular FAQ.
There are two primary ways you can use anchors on your site:
Anchor links are great because they improve the UX, or user experience, of your site. They help people skip to the most relevant part of your website without having to scroll through sections that don’t interest them.
Particularly because single page websites and long scrolling websites are all the rage right now, anchor links help visitors navigate with ease. Moreover, anchor links are your cell phone’s best friend. Visitors who are checking out the mobile version of your site can save a lot of time (and frustration) by clicking on an anchor that takes them straight to what they are looking for.
You can throw down an anchor pretty much anywhere on your site! Place anchors in your header or footer, on a certain paragraph of your About page, on a PayPal button where you accept donations or on the bio of your CEO. The options are limitless!
Using the Wix Editor, it’s easy to add anchors on your site. Here’s the low-down:
Once you’ve created all the desired anchors, you need to add the links. You can either create an anchor menu to help visitors jump to your anchors or link any element on the site to one of the anchors. To add the links, follow these two steps:
Ready to throw down some anchors and reel in those visitors? Start by creating a website with Wix!
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