An external link is a hyperlink that points to another website on the internet, typically on another domain from the current website.
Your linking strategy should include what types of sites you will and will not link to as well as how many external links there should be on any given page. External links are important to web pages because they provide additional information and give your audience a breadth of resources to follow.
External links on your site become backlinks for the sites you link to. And many sites are more likely to link to you if you link to them first.
Also Known As: outbound link,link
External links are written using the anchor tag