How add links in post excerpts in WordPress Genesis framework

Adding live links in post excerpts is a great SEO technique. Homepage is the most valuable page in eyes in Google and other search engines. Having links in post excerpts give you a opportunity to build link from your homepage to old posts that may do wonder. Adding hyperlinks in posts is quite easy when you are using a simple WordPress theme, here is the tutorial. In case you are using Genesis framework from Studiopress add following code to your function.php

function new_wp_trim_excerpt($text) {
$raw_excerpt = $text;
if ( '' == $text ) {
$text = get_the_content('');$text = strip_shortcodes( $text );$text = apply_filters('the_content', $text);
$text = str_replace(']]>', ']]>', $text);
$text = strip_tags($text, '<a>');
$excerpt_length = apply_filters('excerpt_length', 55);$excerpt_more = apply_filters('excerpt_more', ' ' . '[...]');
$words = preg_split('/(<a.*?a>)|\n|\r|\t|\s/', $text, $excerpt_length + 1, PREG_SPLIT_NO_EMPTY|PREG_SPLIT_DELIM_CAPTURE );
if ( count($words) > $excerpt_length ) {
$text = implode(' ', $words);
$text = $text . $excerpt_more;
} else {
$text = implode(' ', $words);
return apply_filters('new_wp_trim_excerpt', $text, $raw_excerpt);}
remove_filter('get_the_excerpt', 'wp_trim_excerpt');
add_filter('get_the_excerpt', 'new_wp_trim_excerpt');

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