If you constantly publish long-form content, you know internal linking takes time. It is a significantly time-consuming job since you must carefully select what links to add and the anchor text.
One way to make things easy, or I should say much easier and faster, is to use an internal linking automation plugin.
AutoLinks Manager Pro is built for such tasks. As the name itself suggests, it is an interlink automation WordPress plugin.
In this review, I’ll guide you through Autolinks Manager Pro features, setup, and demonstrate how it works. I’ll also share some SEO tips regarding how internal links. That’ll help you get more organic traffic.
Autolinks Manager Pro (ALMP) is a WordPress plugin that helps you automatically insert internal links into your blog posts.
It is developed and maintained by Danilo Andreini, founder of DAEXT. Now DAEXT means Danilo Andreini Extensions” and “Digital Assets and Extensions.” That was the initial abbreviation. Now it’s just a unique business name.
Not only internal links, but you can also insert outbound links as well as affiliate links.
The plugin’s basic idea is to automatically identify an anchor text and add a link to it. Basically, you specify a keyword, and then you set what link should be added to it whenever it appears inside your content.
Autolinks Manager Pro also comes with detailed reporting and link tracking. You’ll be able to see exactly which links are clicked the most and in which posts.
For beginners, it has this quick setup option called Autolinks Wizard. This option will help you quickly insert internal links in bulk.
Autolinks Manager Pro comes with tons of features.
This is the core of the Autolinks Manager Pro. AutoLinks allows you to add internal links by defining a keyword and a corresponding link to it.
Once you’ve defined what keyword should link with which link, the whole process is automated. The next time you publish another blog post, it will scan and add the specified internal link to the keyword.
This applies to all the other already publish blog posts as well. All of your previous blog posts will be scanned, and Autolinks will add the internal links to them.
If you want Autolinks to add an internal link to blog posts belonging to a specific category only, you do so by choosing one or more categories in the settings.
You can also set how many links should be added at the maximum.
There more conditions you can choose to set to make your internal links much more relevant and personalized.
2. Links Wizard
Autolinks Manager pro is a beginner-friendly plugin. One way it makes adding internal links simple is by using a setup wizard.
Using Links Wizard, you can quickly add hundreds of internal links.
It opens a new table to set a keyword, assing an internal link to it in each row. You can also name the link and select a category that the bulk links belong to.
3. Terms Group
You can also specify if an autolink should be generated or not by defined terms. If you select a term, then autolinks will only add an internal link if the post has one of the terms in the group.
This option is helpful when you want to add personalized internal links.
I always emphasize gaining insights by tracking everything you can. Knowing which links your visitors click ad what the best/worst-performing anchor text is, you can get higher search engine rankings.
Autolinks Manager Pro tracks the click on the links generated by the plugin. It shows you which links are clicked, how many times, and in which blog post.
It also shows the date, time, and IP of the visitor who clicked the link.
If you migrating your blog to another domain, you can utilize the import and export feature of Autolinks Manager Pro. It will help you move internal links from one domain to another as well as cross-domain.
I’d suggest quarterly download the export file. It will serve as a quick back in case you mistakenly delete the Autolink data.
If for some reason, you decide to delete a certain number of internal links added by Autolinks Manager Pro, the maintenance mode will help you.
Using the maintenance mode, you can delete internal links in bulk. You can set the range in between want to delete the links. The range starts from 1 and ends at 1000.
Autolinks Manager Pro makes adding internal links very simple.
You can add links in bulk, track the clicks as well as control the relevance of links.
The basic idea of adding internal links for SEO is to help search engine crawlers easily index relevant pages. Moreover, by using appropriate anchor text, you can also boost your rankings.
Autolinks pretty much automates the whole process. You set a number o keywords to automatically link to a certain post whenever it appears on any of your blog posts.
You won’t have to spend extra time editing the posts. It’s a time-saver tool.
Autolinks Manager Pro is a very light-weight plugin. My biggest concern about any automation plugin which works in the background is the impact on the server.
Fortunately, Autolinks has a minimal server resource hunger. It works quietly in the background without any significant bumps in server load logs.
It not that Autolinks Manager can only be used to add internal links. You can also use to automatically inject external links as well as affiliate links.
You might have many blog posts containing the name of some products that you’re affiliated with. Using Autolinks, you can add affiliate links to the unlinked product mentions to make more money from your blog.
For affiliate links, you get an option to enable both open in a new window and add nofollow tag options. I’d recommend enabling both options when you add an affiliate link. For internal links, keep them disabled, or you may lose SERP rankings.
It is a premium plugin, which means you’ll have to pay for it to use. There are no free trials.
Autolinks Manager Pro has three plans. The base plan called the Personal plan is priced at $29/year. The Personal plan will allow you to use the plugin on 1 website.
To use it on 3 websites, you can choose the Business plan, which costs $49/year. If you’re a developer, freelancer, or agency owner, choose the Developer plan priced at $119/month.
It will allow you to use the Autolinks Manager on 10 websites.
I’ve managed to get you guys a $20 discount on all Autolinks Manager Pro plans. Use coupon code BforBloggers to avail of the discount.
There is also a 30-day money-back guarantee if you don’t think Autolinks Manager is the right fit for your website.
I’d say it is decently priced. Its only competitor WordPress internal linking plugin is Link Whisper. Which is priced at $77/year.
If you compare Autolinks Manager to Link Whisper, it won’t be fair.
Link Whisper is a completely different plugin. They both have their pros n cons.
Autolinks Manager Pro is much simpler and easy to use. And it’s much cheaper.
Autolinks Manager Pro is a great plugin for established bloggers and content websites. When you have hundreds and thousands of blog posts already published, it’s hard to interlink old to new ones.
This plugin can help you do just that.
Every time you publish a new article, you can add the keyword and the link to the post in Autolinks. This will immediately connect the old blog posts to the new one.
It involves absolutely zero effort.
Pros of Autolinks Manager Pro:
- Internlink automation
- Allows you to add internal links in bulk
- Link tracking and reporting
- Deep level of customization to add highly relevant links.
- Can enable/disable autolinks on individual blog posts
- Works with custom post types in WordPress
- Very affordable
Its support is fast, and the founding team is very responsive. My queries were promptly answered on the mails.
You’ll find a complete walkthrough and video tutorial on the Autolinks Youtube channel.
There are certain things I don’t like about Autolinks Manager Pro. Below are the cons.
- No link suggestions like we see in Link Whisper.
- Jargon inside the dashboard can be a bit hard for beginners to understand at first sight.
- No post suggestions inside the WordPress editor
If you’re looking for a Link Whisper alternative, Auto Links Manager pro is not the ideal choice.
AutoLinks Manager Pro Tutorial
To get started with Autolinks Manager, you’ll first have to purchase the plugin. You can buy the Autolinks Manager Pro by heading on to their website.
Once you’ve installed and activated the plugin, the Autolinks menu will appear on your WordPress dashboard.
To add your first internal link, click on the Autolinks option.
On the next page, you’ll see the option to edit the Autolink or create a new link.
Fill up the name, keyword, and the URL filed. These are the mandatory fields you need to complete for interlinks automation to work.
For better SEO, make sure you also enter the title tag.
You can choose which blog posts will get affected by selecting categories, tags, and post types. If you’ve custom post types, such as a deals section, you can also enable Autolinks for them.
Click on Update Autolink, and in a few minutes, your Autolinks will automatically insert the link by scanning your website.
Pro SEO tip:
A general rule of thumb is to add at least 30-40 internal links pointing towards the blog post or a web page you’re trying to rank. This should show you positive results within a few weeks.
A word of caution, you might want to change the anchor text of every 10th internal link. If all the internal links are using the same anchor text, it may appear as spam.
The plugin looks very promising, and I’m waiting to see the addition of Algorithmic internal link suggestions. I’d love to see the plugin to support the in-editor blog post suggestion, making interlinking fast and easy.
It is built for automating the internal link injection on a WordPress website. And it does the job perfectly well.
For $29/year, this is a great time-saving tool and a nice SEO boost for your blog.
Check out more of out internal linking and SEO guides below:
- Two Ways To Track Clicks On Outbound/Internal Links In WordPress
- How To Automate Internal and External Linking In WordPress
- 25 SEO Tips To Get Traffic From Google Image Search
Now it’s your turn:
Are you going to use Autolinks Manager Pro, or you already did?
What was your experience?
Or do you have any questions?
Anyway, leave a comment below and let me know.