Provide well-formed links
@Kazark already gave some good advice on forming links in an earlier post, but it is worth developing.
Please use meaningful text as the anchor for making links. Simply placing the link on the word "here" is not helpful, because:
- this obscures the character of the "target";
- it diminishes the value of the link; and
- if used multiple times, gets very confusing for those dependent on screen readers.
Consider this example (lightly adapted from a "real" answer):
See for example the chart here, or the examples discussed here or here.
A screen reader gets three "here"s -- but why should I click the links? The target in each case is an unidentifiable Google book, and it might be good, bad, or indifferent. The reader has no way to tell.
Better to provide at least some information as the anchor's link text:
See for example the chart provided by R.R. Ellis in Learning to Read Biblical Hebrew, or the examples discussed by William LaSor or, with more detail, by Korpel & Oesch.
At least now a reader knows the identity of the authors and, if the names are familiar, will possess some hints about the kind of material being provided. Even if the names are unknown, the link text is differentiated. There may be better text yet to provide, but this re-casting is fairly minimal yet makes a real difference.
For much more detail and expert advice on this matter, see Marieke McCloskey's article on Writing Hyperlinks, provided at the Nielsen Norman Group site (what was once