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VISUAL BASIC SIX: INTERNET CONTROLS: CLICK ON A LINK (HREF)

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Hello experts!
Look at the code I have put, it's the page source for http://google.com.
I am trying to get vb6 to click on a link.
The link is <a href="/intl/en/ads/">Advertising Programs</a>
I know the Xpath is /html/body/center/font[2]/a
So lets say the name for my browser is TheWeb.
I know to click a button you write: TheWeb.Document.All("btnG").Click
And to type in a textbox you write: TheWeb.Document.All("q").Value = "Google"
But how do I click on the link <a href="/intl/en/ads/">Advertising Programs</a>
I don't want to go to the direct link because I know the website I'm trying to click on changes it's link. So how experts do I click on a link with no name or id?
<!doctype html><html><head><meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"><title>Google</title><script>window.google={kEI:"DohKSoaxHqGMedXugJ4F",kEXPI:"17259,17291,17315,20766",kCSIE:"17259,17291,17315,20766",kHL:"en"};
window.google.sn="webhp";window.google.timers={load:{t:{start:(new Date).getTime()}}};try{window.google.pt=window.gtbExternal&&window.gtbExternal.pageT()||window.external&&window.external.pageT}catch(b){}
window.google.jsrt_kill=1;
var _gjwl=location;function _gjuc(){var b=_gjwl.href.indexOf("#");if(b>=0){var a=_gjwl.href.substring(b+1);if(/(^|&)q=/.test(a)&&a.indexOf("#")==-1&&!/(^|&)cad=h($|&)/.test(a)){_gjwl.replace("/search?"+a.replace(/(^|&)fp=[^&]*/g,"")+"&cad=h");return 1}}return 0}function _gjp(){!(window._gjwl.hash&&window._gjuc())&&setTimeout(_gjp,500)};
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return true};
window.gbar={qs:function(){},tg:function(e){var o={id:'gbar'};for(i in e)o[i]=e[i];google.x(o,function(){gbar.tg(o)})}};</script></head><body bgcolor=#ffffff text=#000000 link=#0000cc vlink=#551a8b alink=#ff0000 onload="document.f.q.focus();if(document.images)new Image().src='/images/nav_logo4.png'" topmargin=3 marginheight=3><textarea id=csi style=display:none></textarea><div id=gbar><nobr><b class=gb1>Web</b> <a href="http://images.google.ca/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi" onclick=gbar.qs(this) class=gb1>Images</a> <a href="http://video.google.ca/?hl=en&tab=wv" onclick=gbar.qs(this) class=gb1>Video</a> <a href="http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&tab=wl" onclick=gbar.qs(this) class=gb1>Maps</a> <a href="http://news.google.ca/nwshp?hl=en&tab=wn" onclick=gbar.qs(this) class=gb1>News</a> <a href="http://groups.google.ca/grphp?hl=en&tab=wg" onclick=gbar.qs(this) class=gb1>Groups</a> <a href="http://mail.google.com/mail/?hl=en&tab=wm" class=gb1>Gmail</a> <a href="http://www.google.ca/intl/en/options/" onclick="this.blur();gbar.tg(event);return !1" aria-haspopup=true class=gb3><u>more</u> <small>&#9660;</small></a><div id=gbi><a href="http://books.google.ca/bkshp?hl=en&tab=wp" onclick=gbar.qs(this) class=gb2>Books</a> <a href="http://scholar.google.ca/schhp?hl=en&tab=ws" onclick=gbar.qs(this) class=gb2>Scholar</a> <a href="http://www.google.ca/finance?hl=en&tab=we" onclick=gbar.qs(this) class=gb2>Finance</a> <a href="http://blogsearch.google.ca/?hl=en&tab=wb" onclick=gbar.qs(this) class=gb2>Blogs</a> <a href="http://translate.google.ca/?hl=en&tab=wT" onclick=gbar.qs(this) class=gb2>Translate</a> <div class=gb2><div class=gbd></div></div><a href="http://www.youtube.com/?hl=en&tab=w1&gl=CA" onclick=gbar.qs(this) class=gb2>YouTube</a> <a href="http://www.google.com/calendar/render?hl=en&tab=wc" class=gb2>Calendar</a> <a href="http://picasaweb.google.ca/home?hl=en&tab=wq" onclick=gbar.qs(this) class=gb2>Photos</a> <a href="http://docs.google.com/?hl=en&tab=wo" class=gb2>Documents</a> <a href="http://www.google.ca/reader/view/?hl=en&tab=wy" class=gb2>Reader</a> <a href="http://sites.google.com/?hl=en&tab=w3" class=gb2>Sites</a> <div class=gb2><div class=gbd></div></div><a href="http://www.google.ca/intl/en/options/" class=gb2>even more &raquo;</a> </div></nobr></div><div id=guser width=100%><nobr><a href="/url?sa=p&pref=ig&pval=3&q=http://www.google.ca/ig%3Fhl%3Den%26source%3Diglk&usg=AFQjCNG2Kt7TgMZuV7Fl3FeeTOmTWMvggA">iGoogle</a> | <a href="https://www.google.com/accounts/Login?hl=en&continue=http://www.google.ca/">Sign in</a></nobr></div><div class=gbh style=left:0></div><div class=gbh style=right:0></div><center><br clear=all id=lgpd><img alt="Google" height=110 src="/intl/en_ca/images/logo.gif" width=276 id=logo onload="window.lol&&lol()"><br><br><form action="/search" name=f><table cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0><tr valign=top><td width=25%>&nbsp;</td><td align=center nowrap><input name=hl type=hidden value=en><input autocomplete="off" maxlength=2048 name=q size=55 title="Google Search" value=""><br><input name=btnG type=submit value="Google Search"><input name=btnI type=submit value="I'm Feeling Lucky"></td><td nowrap width=25% align=left><font size=-2>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href=/advanced_search?hl=en>Advanced Search</a><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href=/preferences?hl=en>Preferences</a><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href=/language_tools?hl=en>Language Tools</a></font></td></tr><tr><td align=center colspan=3><font size=-1><span style="text-align:left">Search: <input id=all type=radio name=meta value="" checked><label for=all> the web </label> <input id=cty type=radio name=meta value="cr=countryCA"><label for=cty> pages from Canada </label> </span></font></td></tr></table></form><br><font size=-1>Google.ca offered in: <a href="http://www.google.ca/setprefs?sig=0_CkVxALeivw73y-fMqZuGmIDYpo0=&hl=fr">français</a> </font><br><br><br><font size=-1><a href="/intl/en/ads/">Advertising&nbsp;Programs</a> - <a href="/services/">Business Solutions</a> - <a href="/intl/en/about.html">About Google</a> - <a href=http://www.google.com/ncr>Go to Google.com</a></font><p><font size=-2>&copy;2009 - <a href="/intl/en/privacy.html">Privacy</a></font></p></center><div id=xjsd></div><div id=xjsi><script>if(google.y)google.y.first=[];if(google.y)google.y.first=[];google.dstr=[];google.rein=[];window.setTimeout(function(){var a=document.createElement("script");a.src="/extern_js/f/CgJlbhICY2ErMAo4GywrMA44BSwrMBY4DCwrMBc4AywrMBg4BCwrMBk4AywrMCU4yYgBLCswJjgELCswJzgALA/n2529uBq7LM.js";(document.getElementById("xjsd")||document.body).appendChild(a)},0);
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If the link is always in the same sequence you can find it by number
TheWeb.Document.links(10).Click

Otherwise, you will have to loop through all the html elements and look for that text "Advertising Programs"
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Okay, put a example of looping HTML and I'll accept for answer. :( sorry I suck at VB.
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