Have you ever wondered whether there’s a difference between “on the link” and “in the link”? Well, there is. It would help to know more about what is used and when it is appropriate.
This article will explain which is correct. We’ll help you understand when to use “on” and “in” in different contexts.
On the Link or In the Link – Which Is Correct?
“On the link” is correct when you direct someone to “click” a link. For example, “you can click on the link below.” “In the link” is correct when directing someone to find information within a specific link. For instance, “the information in the link will guide you.”
These examples will make it more clear:
- You can refer to the information in the link to learn more about the studies.
- Click on the link below to learn more about each situation.
“On the link” requires a “click,” making it more specific. However, there’s a bit more to it. Keep reading to learn more about each of the main prepositions you can use with “the link.”
On the Link
“On the link” only works when using the verb “click.” You can only click on the link, meaning you actively choose to hover over and mouse-click the link when instructed.
Here are some examples to show you how to use “on the link” in a sentence:
- Please, click on this link to learn more. We hope you will consider our other articles.
- Click on the link below if you’re interested in seeing up. We look forward to hearing from you.
You cannot “click in the link” or “click at the link.” Only “on” works with the verb “click.” It’s a commanding phrase to help you understand where to go to learn something.
In the Link
“In the link” is a bit more general. It implies that you can find information within a link specified on a webpage.
- Everything you need is available in the link at the bottom of this article.
- You can find more information in the following link. However, be careful what you wish for.
As you can see, “in the link” suggests that there is something “within” the link itself. You do not have to use “click” or any specific verbs when using this one.
You should use “in the link” when directing a user to something useful. Since you aren’t telling them to “click” the link, you are leaving it up to them to determine whether they want to pursue the information.
At the Link
It’s also worth touching on “at the link.” While we haven’t mentioned it yet, it’s still a common preposition in this context.
You can say “at the link” in the same way as “in the link.” It directs the users’ attention to the webpage when they click on the link.
You can find information “at the link” when you are only recommending one link to the user.
- All the information you need can be found at the link below.
- I found out most of it at this link listed above if you’d like to look into it.
“On the link” is a command asking people to “click” to enter a new webpage. It only works with “click” as a verb.
You should use “in the link” and “at the link” to direct someone to a new page for more information. You do not have to use “click” with these prepositions, as they are more general.
Martin holds a Master’s degree in Finance and International Business. He has six years of experience in professional communication with clients, executives, and colleagues. Furthermore, he has teaching experience from Aarhus University. Martin has been featured as an expert in communication and teaching on Forbes and Shopify. Read more about Martin here.