Is there any difference in a plain text link on a page, and a hyperlink SEO wise?

by DigitalWalrus   Last Updated July 07, 2017 20:04 PM

So I am making an HTML sitemap for my users, mostly to see how it affects SEO, and to see if it would be beneficial visitor-wise.

Is there any difference between the two types of links, and how search engines see them?

Plain text:

http://www.facebook.com/page

Hyperlink:

<a href="http://www.facebook.com/page">Facebook Page</a>

Are these links seen differently by search engines such as Google? Which one is better for this situation?

Thanks!



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