Deep link

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

A deep link is a term used to describe a link pointing to any section of a web page that is not the homepage. For example, if someone linked to this definition instead of the Computer Hope main page, that would be considered a deep link.

Companies or individuals may prohibit others from deep linking to their web page because they believe a user may be confused by who is providing the information. They may also be concerned that it would reduce the amount of advertising displayed to visitors of the site.

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