SEO Smart Links

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SEO Smart Links can automatically link keywords and phrases in your posts and comments with corresponding posts, pages, categories and tags on your blog.

Further SEO Smart links allows you to set up your own keywords and set of matching URLs.

Finally SEO Smart links allows you to set nofollow attribute and open links in new window.

Everything happens completely transparent, and you can edit the options from the administration settings panel.

How it Works?

SEO Smart Links looks for keyword phrases that match the titles of your posts and pages by default (and you can enable categories and tags matching too). These phrases are then turned into the links. The matching is case insensitive and the original case is preserved.

So If I mention Amazing Grace, which is my theme and also the title of one of my pages, it will be automatically converted into a link.

Everything happens completely transparent, and you can edit the options from the administration settings panel.


  • Find keywords in your posts, pages and comments and link them to your other posts, pages, categories and tags
  • Full control with customizable options
  • Ignore list for keywords you do not want to link
  • Improves your site's interlinking
  • Control external links with custom keywords
  • Add nofollw attribute or open links in new window
  • Caching for speed - make sure you have define('ENABLE_CACHE', true); set in your wp-config.php


Installation & Usage

  1. Upload the whole plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  2. Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin.
  3. Use the Options page to change your options
  4. That is all. You can check your posts for new links.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can discuss all plugin related issues in the wordpress related forums.

How do I correctly use this plugin?

Just install activate it on your blog. SEO Smart links will be default find matching links to your post and pages (if the keyword in your text matches their title).

Default options are enough to get you going. If you want to tweak it, you can always edit the options. Be sure to check "ignore" options where you can state what keywords and phrases not to link.

How do I enable SEO Smart Links cache?

Make sure you have enabled WordPress cache by adding this line to your wp-config.php

define('ENABLE_CACHE', true);

Please be careful when editing this file and always make a backup!


- Performance optimization and new option to link to cats and tags with used at least n times (thanks Domink Deobald!)


- Added the option for case sensitive matching

- Various improvements and bug fixes

- Added support for non-english characters (Unicode)
- Added support for keyword synonyms (in keywords section of the settings screen)

- Performance optimization of the plugin. SEO Smart Links causes much lesser strain on the server.

- Added option to process only single posts and pages

- Added nofollow and new window options

- Added option for custom keywrods. No you can specify unlimited numbers of your keywords and url's to link to

- Enabled caching for speeding queries up.

- Added limits options
- Fixed small bugs


  1. A chap called Paolo Faustino translated the plugin to Portugese
  2. Thanks to Chris from

You can also visit my other WordPress Plugins.

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  1. Apr 17th, 2012 8:45 AM


    Thank you for the great plugin.
    # I've installed the plugin and entered my keywords to link from/to articles/posts.
    # I've written a post setup to be published today.

    --- The problem is that the new published post haven't got links from the keywords in the text.

    I solved it by going to the plugin at my backend and pressed update in the bottom. But shouldn't new published posts automatically be set with the keywords entered in the plugin?!

  2. Apr 5th, 2012 2:38 AM

    Just invested in the pro version of the plugin. Is there an instruction manual or best use guide? How do you use this for cloaking affiliate links such as ?

    • Apr 5th, 2012 6:47 AM

      Yep the user guide at

      To cloak links just add a custom keyword with the destination url and the redirection url


      |target url|seosmartlinks

      • Apr 5th, 2012 7:11 AM


        Thanks for the reply and for the link to the user manual, obviously I missed it.

        That being said, not sure I follow you with the cloaked links.

        Say my site is and I want to recommend your SEO Smart links

        The keyword is seosmartlinks and the destination url is what is the redirection url and what would this look like?

        That being said, have you ever considered developing a user interface similar to MaxBlog Ninja Affliate:

        or even that of:

        No offense whatsoever, its just that these interfaces are a little easier to use for link cloaking but don't provide near the SEO benefits of your plugin.

        Just a suggestion.

        Again, no offense intended.

        • Apr 7th, 2012 7:52 AM

          Hi MAtt

          You'd probably just enter

          SEO Smart Links||seosmartlinks

          Which means link "SEO Smart Links" to using 'seosmartlinks' in the redirection URL so the URL appearing to the visitor is

  3. Björn
    Mar 29th, 2012 2:48 PM

    Im using SEO Smart Links v. 2.7.4 (free version) and WP 3.3.1.

    Is it possible to deactivate the links for single posts or pages? For example with Custom Fields?

  4. Mar 19th, 2012 1:29 PM

    I am going to give it a try

  5. Mar 14th, 2012 9:51 AM

    just wanna say thanks a lot for the best plugin, i used this plugin in another website. thanks

  6. Mar 11th, 2012 8:29 PM

    just wanna say thanks a lot for the best plugin, i used this plugin in another website..

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