URL links are one of the most versatile and effective ways to promote your website or blog. They can help you create a memorable, on-brand URL that will help you stand out from the competition. However, there are a few things you need to know before starting URL link creation. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll teach you everything you need to turn an image into a URL link. From understanding the principles of URL links to creating dynamic URL links that will help your website rank higher in search engines, we’ve got you covered.
How to Turn an Image into a URL Link?
Pick the right image.
If you’re just starting out learning how to turn an image into a URL link, make sure you pick an easy-to-edit image that will be easy to work with in terms of sharpness and color accuracy. We recommend picking a photo that has a high resolution and does not have any noticeable distortion or blurriness. The more detailed your photo is, the better it will turn out in terms of quality when you convert it into a URL link. For this tutorial, we are going to use this photo of a kid playing guitar:
Run it through an online image editing tool to fix any distortion, blurriness, or color issues.
There are many online tools available that will allow you to edit your images without having to go through the trouble of figuring out how these programs work on your own. We recommend using one of these tools:
Image Editor – Image Editing Tool
This tool is relatively simple to use and it’s the most popular image editing tool used by millions of people around the world.
Convert the image into a transparent PNG (Portable Network Graphics) file format.
Once you have edited your image, you will need to convert it into a transparent PNG (Portable Network Graphics) file format so that you can use it as a URL link. You will need to visit this website, upload your edited photo, and then select the “Save as PNG” option in order to do this:
The website will then ask you where you would like to save your new PNG file. Select “Save” in order to save your new image as a PNG file and it will be saved at this location:
You are now ready to convert your edited photo into a URL link! Remember that all images are stored under the following path on your computer: C:\Users\(Your User Name)\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
Open up “Chrome” on your computer and go to your “User Data” folder.
Once you are inside the User Data folder, look for your image file that you want to turn into a URL link. You will see the path listed under where it says “PNG”. For this tutorial, we are going to use this photo of a kid playing guitar:
Once you find the path listed under “PNG”, right-click on it and select “Copy”. You will now be able to open up a new tab in Chrome that has the same filename as the image file you just saved. Open up Chrome and go to this tab. If you don’t have any tabs opened yet, then go ahead and open up a new tab by pressing CTRL + T on your keyboard (or CTRL + SHIFT + T on Windows). It should look like this:
Now, you will need to copy the new URL link that you just created. To do this, press CTRL + C on your keyboard (or CTRL + SHIFT + C on Windows). It should look like this:
Next, you will want to press Ctrl + V on your keyboard (or CTRL + SHIFT + V on Windows) and paste the copied URL link into the “URL” field. Your form should now look like this:
Now that you have pasted in your URL link, press “SUBMIT” at the top of your page. You will now be able to see the photo of a kid playing guitar as an image thumbnail in your “Images” tab! If you don’t see it there, then go ahead and open up a new tab in Chrome again and repeat steps 5 through 8 until it shows up! Congratulations! You now have a custom URL link that includes an image!
Some Tips For Creating Dynamic URLs
1. If you want to also include an image in your link, but you don’t want it to show up as a thumbnail, then you can instead use a link shortener service. Some popular ones include:
2. If the URL that you are creating is for an image that is hosted on the web (i.e. not stored locally on your computer), then you will need to use a “dynamic” URL shortener service like this one: http://bitly.com/
3. The best part about using a dynamic URL shortener service is that if the image has been previously changed, then the shortened URL will automatically update! For example, if I just uploaded this photo of my dog Pepe (who died last year):
and I click on this new shortened URL:
then it will show me the photo of Pepe as he looked just one day ago!
4. You can also create “relative” or “absolute” links instead of custom URL links. These links will always point to the original location of the image, but they are not stored on your computer. Absolute (or “absolute” or “absolute link”) links look like this: http://www.example.com/photo-of-pepe.jpg
and relative (or “relative” or “relative link”) links look like this: http://www.example .com/photo-of-Pepe
You can tell that these are different because the URL is in different places and has a different number of colons in it!
5. The best way to avoid mistakes when creating dynamic URLs is to always use a short URL, which looks like this: http://example .com/photo-of-Pepe
and never use spaces in your URL, which looks like this: http://bitly.com/photo-of-pepe
If you do need to use spaces in your URL, then you should always add an extra space on both sides of the “HTTP” before and after the “@” symbol. For example:
Remember: Always use a short URL!
The Benefits Of Url Links
1. URL links are easy to remember and type.
2. URL links can be used to link to any file on your computer or on the web.
3. URL links can be used to link to any website on the web, including websites that you don’t own!
4. URL links are unique! No two URLs look the same (they always have a different number of colons in them).
5. When you click on a URL link, it will show you the actual file location and not just show you an image thumbnail or description of the image (like when you right-click an image and click “open in new tab” in Google Chrome).
How Do Url Links Help Promote Your Website Or blog?
1. Always use a short URL! Shorter is better!
2. Use a URL that starts with your website name. For example, if you are the author of this blog, then this is the URL you should use: http://www.mysite.com/blog
3. Use a URL that ends with your website name (or in a way that makes sense for your blog). For example, my site’s homepage looks like this: http://www.mysite .com
4. If you are using WordPress, then use the permalink structure to create unique URLs for each post on your site (for example, http://www.mysite .com/post-name/).
5. If you are using Blogger or another blogging platform, then use the “tag” system to create unique URLs for each post on your site (for example, http://www.myblog .blogspot .com/post-name ).
If you are using a blogging platform that doesn’t allow you to create unique URLs, then you should always use the permalink structure to create unique URLs for each post on your site.
What are URL links?
ANS: URL links are a special way to directly link to a website or page on the Internet. Instead of typing out the full URL (which is long and hard to remember), you can simply type in the name of the website or page that you want to link to. This makes it much easier for people on the Internet to find what you are talking about!
Should I use image in signature?
It depends on the image. Some images look good in signatures and others do not. If you are not sure, ask someone for their opinion or use a search engine to find examples of good and bad signatures with images.
Why should I use URL links instead of just typing in the full URL?
ANS: By using URL links, you can save people time and make it easier to find what you are talking about. For example, if you have a blog post that talks about “basketball”, then instead of typing out the full URL (which is long and hard to remember) you can simply type in “basketball” into the search bar. Now anyone who wants to know more about basketball will be able to find your blog post without having to type out the full URL!
How do I create a link with a unique URL?
ANS: You can’t always get away with creating a link with only one word in it. For example, if you were writing an article about “football”, then you would probably want to include multiple words to help people remember what your article was about. Even though “football” is an easy word for most people to remember, there are still many people who don’t know what “football” is! So you would have to use a more descriptive word in order to help people remember what your article was about.
How do I create a link with a useful URL?
ANS: You can usually go ahead and just makeup words that describe the topic of the blog post. For example, if you were writing about “basketball”, then you could make up the word “basketball” or something like that. Of course, this won’t be very effective since most people will be unable to remember the exact word that you made up!
How do I create a link with an on-brand URL?
ANS: You should just work on creating unique and descriptive URLs for your blog posts. This way, others will be able to find what you are talking about easily!