I know newbies can be bothersome...but I just need a little help here on something basic. I need to see things 'clear.' I go to backlink something. I am hosting on 1&1.com. In their system, I need to provide the backlink & I can change it. -----------ok, that is easy. I've learned on how to use Tinyurl, etc. But, I see posts like "Here are hundreds of free links." I do not know how to use these. Can someone take a babywalk with me, and show me how. IE: someone posted hundreds of free backlinks. How do I incorporate them into my site? Also......and this is another silly question for you pros.......but I have been learning on how to write my own HTML codes on links. Some of them work and some don't. I get frustrated. Am I making a small problem bigger? Let me show you an example: <a href= "http://www.************************/xxxxxx">Click here!</a/<img src-"Blowup.jpg"/> I am just wanting to learn how to backlink & link with the snap of my fingers, and with everything I am learning here...for some reason, I feel as if I have a hang-up on this. I need to go back to square 1 on it. Thank you.