I'm new to SEO and would like to start backlinking to my new forum as I make posts. So I've tried the url and a href links but they didnt work. Then I inspected an element of someone elses backlink on here, got this <a rel="nofollow" href="site url" target="_blank">name of site</a> tried it with my site and still didn't work.
The web changes soo fast now I gotta find a new html link that does work. For those who backlink how do you manage to get your link clickable?