There’s something to be said about the manual task of search engine optimization. It can be incredibly time-consuming to do all of these kinds of optimizations by hand, so it always helps when you can find an automated solution that does just as good a job as a suitably reliable human being.
One such solution is the SEO Smart Links plug-in by the kind folks at Prelovac. The free version has been available for some time and it will continue to be made available, but now there is a premium version that offers even more functionality and even more features.
Optimizing with SEO Smart Links Premium
As you can probably guess, SEO Smart Links is a WordPress SEO plugin that helps to automate part of the process of search engine optimizing your website or blog.
Perhaps the best way to understand it is to watch the brief demo video.
In short, SEO Smart Links will automatically “interlink” your blog posts. This helps to pass page rank from one page to another, as well as help your overall search engine rankings and direct your readers to other related content on your site. If you’d like, it’s also possible to use this plugin for affiliate marketing purposes, masking your affiliate links with the advanced options.
How Can I Use It?
The developers behind this plug-in wanted to pack in as much functionality as possible, but they also wanted to make sure that the user interface was reasonably understandable and easy to use.
After installing and activating SEO Smart Links, you’ll be able to access the control panel through your regular WordPress administration area. The options area is broken down into five different sections, but you’ll be focusing mostly on the first two.
You can choose whether or not to use post autolinking, whether links should stick within the same category, the number of links for each post, and so on. You can also define your custom keywords that should always be interlinked. There is actually quite a bit you can do here, so it can be as simple or complex as you like.
How Much Does It Cost?
Aside from the free version, the premium versions of this SEO WordPress plug-in are effectively the same. They all allow for automatic interlinking, advanced interlinking options, UTF-8 support for foreign languages, a nofollow whitelist, and the ability to override settings at the post level.
The premium version of SEO Smart Links is available in three different licenses. The personal version is $79 and you can use it on a single domain. The professional version is $149 and you can use it on an unlimited number of your own websites. The business version is $229 and you can use it on an unlimited number of domains, including both yours and your clients. The business version also comes with detailed statistics and caching functions.
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