An external link, also known as an outbound link, is a hyperlink on a website that points to a different domain. In other words, it is a link that takes you to a different website.
External links are important for a number of reasons:
- They provide value to users by allowing them to find more information on a topic, or to check the sources of the information they are reading.
- They help search engines understand the topic and niche of a website, and provide additional context for the content.
- They can boost the ranking and reputation of a website if they come from authoritative and relevant sources.