How to Hyperlink a Website in a Gmail Signature

By Nathan McGinty

Including a link to your business web page in all the emails sent from your company is a fantastic way to generate traffic for your site and also keep your brand name in customer's minds. Google has Rich Text Formatting (RTF) in its popular Gmail program, so you can add a hyperlink to an address in a Gmail signature. To take advantage of this feature, you'll have to change your email settings from plain text to Rich Text. Once set, however, your signature with the hyperlink will be automatically included in all the emails you send.

Log in to your Gmail account.

Click "Compose" to start a new email message.

Click the "Rich formatting" link in the new message to change the Gmail input method to Rich Text.

Click the "Settings" icon, which resembles a gear. Click "Settings" from the drop-down menu.

Scroll down to the Signature portion of the Settings page. Select the profile in which you want to include the signature from the available drop-down menu.

Type out a name or the URL for the hyperlink you want to include in your Gmail signature in the Signature field.

Highlight the link text with your mouse. Click on the "Link" icon, which resembles a chain, in the signature menu.

Click the "Web address" radio button and enter the URL in the provided text box. Test the link, if desired, by clicking "Test this link." When satisfied, click "OK."

Scroll to the bottom and click "Save Changes."


If your recipient's email account doesn't support Rich formatting, the signature will be converted to plain text.