Sick of manually interlinking?
Promoting Your Other Posts
If not, the short of it is, having these elements available gives your readers instant access to other posts you’ve written. It gives older posts exposure. And on the seo side, the plugins mentioned above (amongst many others), help the search engine spiders index posts that may have been missed before.
But what about within your actual posts and pages?
Not all plugins offer the option to convert to RSS feed, so your older posts aren’t listed in rss readers or when someone subscribes by email. Those older posts are losing exposure opportunity. This is why interlinking your posts, within your post is important.
On any blogging platform, creating a link to anywhere, including internally, is as simple as highlighting the text and clicking a link icon. WordPress takes it a bit further and make internal linking even easier by offering a list of your internal pages to link to. No need to load that post in a new window, copy the url and then return to your current post and past the url.
Awesome isn’t it? Accept when I don’t remember to do it. Which tends to happen often.
Interlinking Posts the Smart/Busy Momma/Easy/Slacker (whichever applies) Way
Guess what WordPress users, awesome developers have made it even easier to interlink your posts (and pages).
Head on over to your WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New and go searching for SEO Smart Links Version 2.7.4 | By Vladimir Prelovac.
Anyone, ANYONE can set up this plugin in a matter of minutes. And every link you find in this post was created automatically using SEO Smart Links.
The Custom Keywords setting kicks ass and keeps me from forgetting to interlink my posts and pages. I added this screenshot as a thumbnail so you’ll have a better view by clicking on it. The plugin setting are pretty self explanatory with examples. Add your keywords for a particular post or page, separate each keyword or keyword phrase with a comma (not space), add the last comma, a space, and the full url that you want the keyword to link to.
That simple! Also? Don’t forget to set your Limits in the next settings section. Though you use the same word multiple times in your post, you don’t want to add that many links to a single post.
Now I only learned of this plugin by accident a few days ago. I didn’t even realize such a plugin would exist. Ha! Silly me. Isn’t there like a plugin for everything WordPress these days? LOL
And? This plugin will interlink your old posts too! So as long as your chosen keyword exists in an old post, it will be linked to the url you choose. No need to manually edit old posts to link to new posts (unless your keyword doesn’t exist in that post).
What have you been using to interlink your posts?
If you haven’t been interlinking your posts, will you try so today? Please? Pretty please? Very important to your Blog Promotion health!
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