I was said in my previous post that labol.org was one of my inspirational blog that inspired me to start a blog and earn too.I had seen that he is interlinking each of his post manually and it’s good for SEO while I was going through the SEO Smart links WordPress plugin that automatically generates interlinking between each of your post based on the keywords and category used.
Now lets see some advantages and disadvantage of auto interlinking blog pages:
- You need not to add interlink if you are new to SEO.
- You need not to search for the relevant post each time while manual internal linking so it saves your much of time.
- You can add automatically no follow attribute & open external links in new windows.
- You can limit the maximum number of different links SEO Smart Links that will generate for your each post & also manage for maximum number of links that plugin will create for you with the extra option provided at plugin page in your admin area.
There are plenty of option that will definitely improve your internal page linking criteria but each coin has two side and the plugin follow the rule.It has some of the disadvantages too but due to lots of disadvantages we can ignore it.
Sometimes It interlinks a pages that generally should not be interlinked.Let me illustrate it with an example for better explanation.When I was searching for the websites who using the SEO Smart links WordPress plugin and I found that Shoutmeloud.com is using the same plugin.Now I had searched a lot on his website that all webpage are interlinked in right manner or not.I found that almost all the webpage of his (Harsh Agrawal-Owner of Shoutmeloud) was interlinked well and best with the plugin but I found some of the pages link that must not to be interlinked with other page of shoutmeloud.
You can find the original link from the post from here from where the original page has been taken.Now coming to the point, the plugin also interlink the pages which are irrelevant to the pages but they are interlinked because they are matching with the keyword.The original page was saying about “5 Effective Ways to Connect to Successful Bloggers” & the interlink which is shown by arrow that shows Earn money from twitter page from the same blog.That was the only drawback I found that it interlinks some of the pages which are irreverent from the topic & thus chances of bounce rate will be more.
Another drawback I found was that If you have enabled unlimited interlinking webpage it will link your pages whenever the keyword matches with the tag, page URL or category from your blog and you will see the links only on your pages instead of the original articles thus user will clicks more and more internal links and your page views may increase but some interlinked pages which are not related to the topic is irritating readers.
Now coming to manual internal linking webpage that I learned from amit’s blog.He is Premium Adsense Publisher and I think he has achieved his place in Indian blogosphere with his more and more pageviews & I don’t think he is using the same plugin for interlinking his webpages but he interlink his webpages manually for each of the post.
The main advantage of the manual interlinking is that you can not irritate your reader by adding irrelevant link to your post but your reader will love each of your post because they are interlinked well and best.
Even He was not using any plugin to show related post below each of the articles but he was manually add related pages below articles manually only. Nowadays he is using Outbrain – Related Link Widgets to show related post along with manual interlinking and related posts.
According to me, auto interlinking will save your time but manual interlinking webpages is more beneficial to you after long term, so if you wish to become full time blogger than I think you should use manual interlinking webpage theory instead of such plugins.I am not using the SEO Smart Links WordPress plugins but interlink my webpages manually along with the top most used SEO WordPress plugins.
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