SEO Smart Links – Premium WordPress SEO Plugin

Latest version of SEO Smart Links Premium is 1.8.9 and is compatible with WordPress 5.0+.

SEO Smart Links is a very powerful plugin which suits both beginner users (with a plugin&play philosophy with optimal options pre-set) as well as those proficient in the art of SEO with numerous customizable features.

SEO Smart Links – Premium Edition enhances your search engine rankings by automatically inter-linking your posts either in automatic or in user-set mode. It also helps you manage your affiliate links and much more. Click to read the full list of features and buy here.

In this video Matt Cutts of Google highlighted internal-links as one of the most viable white-hat SEO strategies.

SEO Smart Links not only follows these principles automatically for you, but it also allows you to handle your affiliate links, redirection and all sorts of other advanced options. It is one of the most popular SEO plugins for WordPress ever created, used by casual bloggers, Internet marketers and professional SEO companies.

In fact SEO Smart Links has been downloaded more than 300,000 times to date and it is so popular that you can find literally thousands of online reviews and recommendations (including dozens of video reviews). In this very comprehensive plugin comparison, SEO Smart Links Premium has won the title as the best.

Find more about SEO Smart Links Premium:

  • Benefits
  • Reviews of the Premium version
  • Feature comparison/Buy
  • What’s new
  • License
  • Requirements
  • User manual and Screenshots


Last year I gave a very favorable review of SEO Smart Links, the blog content interlinking plugin. The plugin does an impressive job making sure your blog posts, tags and categories are linked from within your post content. This year I am happy to announce the new, improved version of the plugin. It has got even smarter and covers some essential features you’ll appreciate.

Ann Smarty,

SEO Smart Links is mostly known to be the best interlinking plugin. However at WPBeginner, we found a very profitable use case for it. Along with interlinking posts, we also use it to add affiliate links in our posts. This plugin has dramatically increase the revenue from older posts. We got our investment ten folds within the first week. Literally.

Syed Balkhi,

SEO Smart Links is, no doubt, the best wordpress plugin for interlinking the articles on your site. It dramatically increases traffic and search engine ranking of every page (that you want) on your website.

Jawaad Masood,

Choose your edition & Buy

What is new?

SEO Smart Links Premium plugin comes loaded with new features.

  1. Enhanced content parsing algorithm – The content parsing algorithm is perfected, the keywords and link recognition has been improved, as well as behavior in tricky HTML code. Premium version also correctly avoids making links inside headings, pre and code tags. Also all reported bugs from the free version have been fixed.
  2. Improved performance – The new parsing algorithm is not only more versatile, it is also about 3 times faster then the one in free edition, making the plugin now much more suited for bigger sites.
  3. Advanced automatic interlinking options – SEO Smart Links is more powerful with new features like:
    • Option to prevent cross-category linking (autolink to articles within the same category only)
    • Option to parse only posts older than given number of days
    • Post slug keywords can be matched now
    • WordPress 3.0 custom taxonomies support
    • Option to specify the minimum length in characters for keyword to be considered
    • Disable WordPress texturization filter option
  4. Advanced custom keywords options – Perhaps biggest improvement has been made for custom keywords with new features like:
    • Visual interface for custom keywords
    • Option to enable automatic checking of plural form of the keyword (works for english only)
    • Full support for redirection with affiliate link cloaking
    • Keywords, URLs and optional redirection are now separated with ‘|’ allowing easy managing and import to Excel for example
    • You can now specify multiple URLs per keyword(s) and the plugin will pick one at random
    • Option to specify your own separator for custom keywords
  5. Advanced control over number of created links – The premium plugin has options for better control over the number of created links. You can now specify maximum number of links on page (original links + SEO Smart Links created) and the plugin will never exceed this limit.
  6. Support for link redirection/link cloaking – SEO Smart Links now lets you setup easy redirections or cloak your affiliate links. You can specify a base permalink for redirection (default /go/) and define the rest of the link for every keyword. For example the following setting:

    lincoln coin, lincoln piece|| lincoln

    would link any occurrence of “lincoln coin” or “lincoln piece” through redirection URL “/go/lincoln” to URL “”

  7. UTF-8 support for sites in foreign languages – SEO Smart Links is now UTF8 aware and will work with blogs in foreign language.
  8. Override settings at post level – With this new feature, you can optionally override global rules at post level.. You can disable processing of this post completely or forbid automatic links to it, you can override or add custom keywords for that post, and you can also specify additional keywords you want this post to be recognized for in automatic linking.
  9. Link template customization – Allows you to specify your own HTML/CSS code for all links made by SEO Smart Links so you can easily add description or layout, color, font-size, alignment, add tags…
  10. Nofollow whitelist – Allows you to specify a whitelist of domains that you do not want to add ‘nofollow’ attribute to (for example for your own sites).
  11. Import/Export configuration and custom keywords – Allows you to easily export your custom keyword configuration and import it on another blog. Also you can export the full configuration (including all options) and save it as a backup or use it on another blog.
  12. Network – Feature of the Business version, it allows you to have a central location for all your custom keywords. SEO Smart Links will automatically synchronize with the list once a day at a schedule timed.
  13. Custom post types – Feature of the Business version, brings support for WordPress 3.0+ custom post types.
  14. Caching – Feature of the Business version, and especially useful for larger sites, caching dramatically improves the performance of the website. The built-in caching module is smart and works well with popular WordPress caches like WP Super Cache or W3 Total Cache. more info
  15. Statistics – Also a feature of the Business version, this new screen gives you the full insight of the plugin activity. You can see how are your posts interlinked and how are your custom keywords used throughout the site. You will be able to see how many links use which keywords and leading to which URLs are generated; or in which posts is a specific keyword used; or what articles link to the certain destination. Provides separate detailed data per post title, keyword and target URL. more info
  16. Free updates – With purchase of any license you get the right for free updates.


SEO Smart Links provides you with many benefits including:

  • Better navigation – gives the user more paths to follow, which may also increase the pageviews
  • SEO – automatically interlinks your pages, passing page rank from one page to another helps your overall search engine rankings
  • Affiliate marketing – you can even use the plugin to create affiliate marketing links with advanced options like link cloaking

SEO Smart Links can automatically interlink your content to key pages deeper into the site improving both search engine rankings (by using relevant anchor text in the links) and search engine crawling of your site.

The plugin figures out what keyword phrases it can use to link to corresponding posts, pages, categories, tags (or any other taxonomy) and all happens automatically according to the options you set.

If you want more manual control you can also specify a custom keywords and every time select words or phrases appear on your page, SEO Smart Links will automatically convert them into text links to pages you want.


SEO Smart Links comes with two licenses suited for most needs.

  • Professional license is for users with many blogs and allows you to use SEO Smart Links on unlimited number of your own domains.
  • Business version can be used on unlimited number of your own and your client domains. It also includes advanced features for business users like caching (which dramatically improves performance for larger sites) and detailed statistics module.

Licenses are one-time payment only, and all future upgrades to the plugin will be available to the buyers free of charge (during the indicated support period).

Any attempt to redistribute and resell will be considered a breach of this license and we will take appropriate measures.


  • Self-hosted WordPress blog
  • WordPress version 3.0+
  • Server configuration: PHP 5 and UTF8 libraries(only if you want to use UTF8 option)

About the author

vladimir prelovac My name is Vladimir Prelovac and I am an SEO expert, featured in Invesp’s Top SEO blogs and AdAge Internet Marketing Power 150. I also wrote a book on WordPress Plugin Development, and numerous other WordPress plugins and SEO tools. You can read more about what I do on my blog. I hope you enjoy using this plugin as much as I enjoyed creating it!


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