Seo smart links is a WordPress Seo plugin that automatically links keywords in your pages and posts to improve your internal linking and on page Seo. Why is this important? Because it helps your reader find the specific content that they are searching for.
This plugin works especially well when linking keywords and/or key phrases (some call these long tail keywords or multiple word keywords) that have the same meaning, to highly related content on another page or post on the same site.
Seo Smart Links Settings
If your not yet a wordpress seo expert then completing on page seo of your content and internal links manually may not be advisable. Simply install this seo link plugin and configure the settings to your linking.
I installed this plugin yesterday because i think its very important for seo and non seo experts should focus on internal linking far more than external incoming links. This is common knowledge amongst seo experts and the reason i am taking the time to write this post about wordpress seo.
The screen shot above shows my exact current settings where i have checked the boxes for internal linking of keywords in both my static pages and posts. I have excluded linking of keywords in all my headings as this does not look good and is not necessary. I have plenty of keywords in my posts and pages to link internally.
These settings are pretty straight forward. I normally complete internal seo links manually however i have installed this plugin because its a great way for beginners to learn Seo. You can exclude post or pages by adding them to the Ignore Posts and Pages list.
Make sure you add any keywords that you don’t want linked like contact, about etc. You can add keywords with the URL you want them linked to here as well and prevent duplicate links on the same keyword.
Here you can limit the amount of keywords which are linked per post or page and control how many of the same keywords and URL’s are linked.
The last couple of options are very important as you want to add no follow to outgoing external links unless there to another site of yours.
Seo smart links also offers a premium version
Consider this: Make NO mistake, Free WordPress plugins and free WordPress themes can cause trouble down the track. They are not as reliable or well supported as premium plugins. You take a risk installing any free plugin or theme.
I have experienced first hand on several occasions, the ‘white screen of death‘ as they call it.
Try not to install to many plugins as they can also slow your site down and cause excessive CPU and Bandwith use which may get your site throttled or suspended by your web host.
Tip: If you ever install a WordPress plugin that accesses and/or changes any of your php or hta.access files be careful. If your site suddenly suffers from a 500 internal server error or white screen, access your files using FTP or File Manager in cPanel and delete the plugin. This will fix the problem and you can always install another Seo links plugin that’s made by a different author.Subscribe to Free Tutorials