How to Create Internal Links in WordPress for SEO?
Do you have a problem with your blog’s low traffic?
Working on your On-Page SEO and On-Site SEO is the first thing you can do to improve your organic traffic.
Themefiles receives over 300k page views every month, with organic traffic accounting for 80% of our traffic. Without high-quality content and technically solid SEO, it would not have been conceivable. Today, you’ll learn about one key SEO component that can help you increase your total SEO score and, as a result, your organic ranking.
Internal linking is one of the most disregarded aspects of content creation by webmasters and those who hire content writers.
In SEO, what is internal linking?
Internal links are connections that connect one blog post or page to another within the same domain. Internal links assist search engines in successfully crawling the pages. It also aids in the transfer of link juice from one page to another.
Let’s have a look at an example of internal linking in SEO:
Assume you have a webpage with approximately 10 high-quality backlinks from different domains. Now that page is higher in the SERPs, you can link to other pages on your website from that high-ranking page, passing on the link juice to pages that aren’t as powerful in terms of backlinks.
To create an authority website, you’ll need to do a few things.
Internal linking in WordPress: How to Get Started The golden rule of internal linking is that pages should be contextually relevant.
Internal anchor text links should be used wherever possible.
- Related posts after posts, and
- Popular posts in the sidebar…
are a few of the simplest methods for adding internal links to a website. Internal linking WordPress plugins are available in the WordPress ecosystem for easy internal linking.
In a 1200 word article, you should search Wikipedia and add 7-10 internal links. Internal links have no restrictions as long as they are contextually relevant and useful to users.
Internal links are frequently added while creating or proofreading a piece of content. If your company has an editor, you should teach him how to add internal links when changing content.
I recently converted to the Linkwhisper plugin, which includes a pretty good function called that recommends appropriate articles to include within the post.
This plugin will save you a lot of time if you plan to add internal links to a site with more than 200 entries.
But what about older articles?
How do you locate pages with a low number of incoming links or pages with insufficient internal links? You’ll learn how to spot such pages in the next section. After then, you may begin altering them.
Identifying pages with a low number of internal links (both incoming and outgoing)
Incoming links with a low quality
Identifying sites with the fewest internal connections is the greatest place to start enhancing your internal links. There should be at least 1-to 2 internal links on every page (referenced from other pages).
Update: If you’re using WordPress, the Linkwhisper plugin can help you locate pages with a low number of incoming internal links.
We can also use the site audit capability of the SEMRUSH application. I’ve mentioned SEMRUSH in a few of my previous blogs, and it’s the SEO suite I’ve been using for the past couple of years.
If you’re using SEMRUSH, you may utilize the built-in capability to find pages with few incoming links, or skip to the next section to learn how to accomplish it with the Yoast SEO WordPress plugin.
You can get SEMRUSH completely free for 14 days (valued at $300).
- Add your site to the site audit feature of SEMRUSH Dashboard
- Run a complete site audit (the trial version also lets you do that)
Click on issues, and under Notices, you will see the option that says “X pages with only one or less incoming internal links”.
Once you click on it, you will find the list of pages that need your attention.
While you are using the issue feature of SEMRUSH, do try out a few other things:
Now, let’s move on to the remaining pieces of the puzzle and find pages where you may start adding more internal links.
How can I tell which sites have the fewest outgoing internal links?
We’ll be using Yoast premium for this. Yoast SEO Premium may also help you find pages with a low number of inbound internal links (I discovered that while writing this section).
Enable the text link counter option in the Yoast > Tools section, then navigate to the posts edit portion of the dashboard, where all your blog entries are listed.
You’ll see two new columns here, one for outgoing internal links and the other for incoming internal links to the post. (For a better understanding, see the screenshot below.)
You can sort the columns here by the number of links in ascending or decreasing order. The option to see the posts that are linked to that article is one feature that I miss seeing in the number of internal connections.
With the Yoast SEO premium edition for WordPress blogs, you can easily pinpoint the problem. SEMRUSH should be used to find such pages on any other website that isn’t based on WordPress or BlogSpot.
After you’ve identified posts with a low number of incoming or outgoing internal links, you’ve completed half of your work. From here on out, you should concentrate on updating your posts in order to strengthen your blog’s general link structure.
I hope you find this information informative and that it aids you in resolving your blog troubles. Please let us know…
- How do you identify pages with no incoming internal links or pages with low outgoing internal links?
- How do you improve your Website’s internal linking structure?
The Final Thought on How To Build Internal Links for SEO in WordPress?
For the time being, here are a few hand-picked instructions to read next (part of my internal linking technique):