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.

Need help with  WordPress SEO? Feel free to contact me.


  1. Nov 29th, 2015 (2 days ago) 10:37 AM

    I Wish Tag Add Will Be Add In This Plugin

  2. Nov 29th, 2015 (2 days ago) 10:27 AM

    Awesome Plugin, Thank You For sHaring this plugin

  3. Nov 23rd, 2015 (2 weeks ago) 8:21 AM

    This Plugin Really have Great features. More Knowledgeable Thank you so Much For Sharing Such a Great

  4. Aug 28th, 2015 8:00 PM

    How many different languages does the plugin support? I have a blog primarily in English, but would like to use keywords in other languages to see if they also will link automatically. Other than that, I am glad that I have this plugin. Thanks

  5. Jul 31st, 2015 6:37 AM

    I really wanted to use this Plugin but I am not because I have too choose one between "SEO Smart Links" and "SyntaxHighlighter". When I use this plugin, it links Keywords of my PROGRAMMING CODES. That's no problem. The Issue is that the SyntaxHighler don't displays the Clickable link but it displays the HTML Code like <a href="keyword">keyword</a> and this way of displaying code is not good.

    Is there any way that I could skip those texts to be used as Keyword by SEO Smart Links that are inserted into <pre> Element to that SyntaxHighliter code display normal?


  6. تور فرانسه
    May 7th, 2015 9:36 AM

    hi. thank you for this text .

    • May 22nd, 2015 2:57 PM

      This plugin really have influential features. Thank you so Much For Sharing Such a Great it

  7. Apr 29th, 2015 10:34 PM


    the interlinking option does not work

    • Jul 1st, 2015 11:49 AM

      plugin has what it takes to be called best better. thank u so much sharing such information.

  8. Mar 29th, 2015 6:08 AM

    I installed this plug in .. how do i know it works?

    thanks bob

  9. Feb 27th, 2015 9:07 PM

    I must agree, This plugin has what it takes to be called best better. I will recommend this plugin to my readers. Good job mate.

  10. Feb 25th, 2015 6:43 PM

    Is it possible that you changed something in the process how the separators are handled?
    I fiddled around a while with the settings and now it works again.
    old settings: separator=;

    But now it works only if i use the default syntax Key|URL

    • Apr 2nd, 2015 3:48 PM

      I must agree, This plugin has what it takes to be called best better. thank u so much sharing such information.

  11. Feb 25th, 2015 5:56 PM

    Hi Vladimir,
    we use the free version but it doies not work at all.
    here an example from "custom keywords":
    Here you can see that it does not link the string "Daguerre":

    It was working a while ago but today i noticed that it does not at all.
    We run version 3.0.1
    can you provide any help?
    regards axel

  12. Tahir Khan
    Nov 1st, 2014 3:34 PM


    The plugin is only working on pages but not on posts,please tell me how to fix this issue.


  13. Oct 23rd, 2014 6:48 AM

    I installed your plugin, but it doesn't seem to create automatic link between posts. Does the title of a post has to be the exact match of the keyword phrase or the title just need to contain the keyword phrase? And does your plugin work with all themes?

    • Feb 27th, 2015 9:03 PM

      I have recently started a blog, I was looking for such cool plugins to groom my blog, I will sure consider to buy it in future. Honestly i like this plugin.

  14. Mike
    Oct 22nd, 2014 9:16 PM

    Hi, same as Andrew--purchased business version back in 2012 (I think as a WSO) I don't have a login, any details as to get updates. etc.


  15. Andrew
    Oct 8th, 2014 6:21 AM

    I purchased business version long time ago and cant find details or where to login or how to get update and nothing shows in the plugins admin area. Plugin is giving errrors and problems so I assume it needs update, I have version 1.7.0 Can you please advise what to do.

    • Oct 9th, 2014 4:50 PM

      We resolved this over email :)

  16. Sep 23rd, 2014 3:54 PM

    This plugin really have effective features. We will buy this plugin premium version in future. Our team searching many smart plugin but I personally like it very much

  17. Sep 22nd, 2014 10:52 AM

    can i use this plug in for my PHP website?

  18. Sep 18th, 2014 11:26 AM


    I have a pre-sale question.
    When I buy they Business edition $299, there is a year of new updates included.
    When I want to extend this updates with a year, do I have to pay $299 again?


  19. Jenny
    Sep 5th, 2014 12:46 AM

    Bug -- when entering using same page internal anchor links, SEO SMART LINKS causes them to open in a new window when the setting "open in new window" is set.

  20. Jul 2nd, 2014 9:35 PM

    Hi, does it support Cyrillic languages? Looks like nothing happened after installation.

    • Jul 5th, 2014 9:56 AM

      Sorry free version does not support UTF8. The premium version does.

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