Deep Link

(n.) A hyperlink either on a Web page or in the results of a search engine query to a page on a Web site other than the site s home page. Typically, a Web site s home page is the top page in the site s hierarchy, and any page other than that is considered “deep.”

For example, if a Web site linked to the Webopedia page https://www.webopedia.com/Term/D/deep_link.html, this would be considered a deep link because the site linked to one of Webopedia s pages other than its home page, https://webopedia.com.

Some in the industry have opposed the proliferation of deep links as they drive users away from a site s home page where there are advertisers paying for space based on page views.

(v.) To link to a page on a Web site other than its home page.

Top Articles

Huge List Of Texting and Online Chat Abbreviations

From A3 to ZZZ we list 1,559 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate and understand today's texting lingo. Includes Top...

How To Create A Desktop Shortcut To A Website

This Webopedia guide will show you how to create a desktop shortcut to a website using Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer (IE). Creating a desktop...

The History Of Windows Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems. We look at the history of Microsoft's Windows operating systems (Windows OS) from 1985 to present...

Hotmail [Outlook] Email Accounts

  By Vangie Beal Hotmail is one of the first public webmail services that can be accessed from any web browser. Prior to Hotmail and its...

Cybersecurity Awareness Training Definition...

Cybersecurity awareness training informs employees of the attack surfaces and vectors in their...

Supply Chain Definition &...

A supply chain is a network between an organization and its suppliers to...

Relational Database Definition &...

A relational database stores and connects data in tables and columns, emphasizing the...