My annoyance at using “click here” for links a few weeks back inspired an idea for a quick cartoon that I have yet to put down on paper. Luckily someone has collected all the reasons why click here is bad text to use in links:
“Click here” just looks stupid. “Click here” looks especially stupid when printed on paper. “Click here” is useless in a list of links or when in “links reading” mode, or whenever a link text is considered as isolated from its textual and visual context. The problems of link texts out of context will be discussed in more detail below.