SEO Smart Links Premium Plugin Review and Giveaway

One thing that you’ll notice about many of the most popular blogs on the Internet is that they link to themselves. You see it here on John Chow dot Com, on my blog, and on all the popular tech blogs. It’s about linking back to the homepage as much as it is about deeplinking back into older content.

There are many benefits to this, but the process might be a little time-consuming, especially if you want to re-edit some of your older content so that it contains these deeplinks. Helping to ease that process is SEO Smart Links. A premium version of this WordPress plugin has recently been released and it serves as the subject of today’s review.

Generating Deep Links Automatically

Yes, you could certainly do this kind of thing manually and you will likely continue to deeplink to your older content when it is appropriate to do so, but this premium WordPress plugin can certainly lend a helping hand.

After installing and activating SEO Smart Links, you will be provided with an additional area in your WordPress dashboard. It is here that you can customize the plugin to suit your needs.

The automatic interlinking is obviously the primary feature and it will seek out appropriate keywords in each post (as well as pages, if you so desire), linking them to your older content. Among the settings are whether you want to only link within the same category, how far back in your archives you want the plugin to go, and so on.

You can override these settings on a post-by-post basis, but only if you opt for the premium version. The free edition of SEO Smart Links does not offer this option.

Mask and Redirect Affiliate Links

Among the added features in the premium version is the ability to “cloak” your links. This is particularly useful for all the affiliate marketers in the audience.

You can define a series of keywords that will automatically be hyperlinked. By default, the destination URL will be the actual URL in the link. However, you can add in a “redirect” option instead and this will help to mask your affiliate links.

The syntax for defining these redirects is straightforward enough and you can see some examples in the screenshot above.

Processing Links for RSS Feeds

Another useful feature is the processing of RSS feeds.

More and more people are reading your content without ever visiting your website. You still want these people to get the same deeplinks, particularly if they happen to be affiliate links too. Thankfully, SEO Smart Links can process your RSS feeds too.

The other advantage is that this makes it easier for you to catch the scrapers. If you’re starting to see backlinks and trackbacks from these undesirable sources, you can hit them them with a DMCA notification and get them banned from their web hosts.

How Much Does It Cost?

There are four versions of the plugin, three of which are paid editions.

The $79 personal license only allows you to use the plugin on a single domain, whereas the $149 professional license lets you use it on as many of your own sites as you’d like. If you work with clients, the $299 business license is what you’d want, as it allows you to use the plugin on an unlimited number of sites, whether you own them or not.

The SEO Smart Links plugin looks like it could be very useful for a number of different applications, but you might not want to pay full price. Well, you can enter coupon code “jchow10” to get 10% off.

Better still, post a comment below about how you’d use SEO Smart Links and we’ll get the developers to give away one business license for free. You do like free, don’t you? We’ll leave entries open until this Saturday.


65 thoughts on “SEO Smart Links Premium Plugin Review and Giveaway”

  1. Boy these are some really great features.

    Would love to give it a try …

    1. PPC Ian says:

      Yeah, I agree. I was looking for a plugin that did this type of thing. Are there any other plugins that are similar that I should evaluate or is this the best one of its kind?

      1. d3so says:

        I’ve never heard of any other plugins that did this. It also makes me wonder if there are similar or better plugins that this one.

      2. Mate Hegedus says:

        There is a plugin for wordpress that does the exact same thing, and it is called wp no external links. You can check it out here:

    2. d3so says:

      I’ve only recently started to deep link but I’d use this plugin to automate it for older posts.
      This plugin would make an excellent addition to my SEO plugins. Hope I can get a copy πŸ™‚

    3. I also thinks it’s the solution to our most of the time taking challenges during composing any article at our dashboard to publish in the same day.

      1. d3so says:

        You could also edit previous articles without taking as much time doing it without the plugin.

        1. Exactly, Its not worth it.

    4. Well, I think its not worth the price of the plugin.

      There are other free plugins available which will do this thing. So why pay 79 buck ?

      Use your mind and google is you friend. πŸ˜‰

    5. The free version looks good enough.

  2. says:

    SEO Smart Links is one of the most useful WP plugins I know – even in free version.

    1. d3so says:

      They have a free version?
      That’s strange, it wasn’t stated in this post. trying to get sales I suppose πŸ˜‰

      1. Yea, There is a free version also.

        Try it out

  3. Bob says:

    Is this forever FREE? i would also try this plug in but I think I should consider the amount of plugins in my wordpress blog because it may cause any trouble in the loading of my site as what John mentioned in his ebook that too much plugins can drastically affect the loading of the site therefore Google bot or any agents will not able to crawl the site well.

    1. d3so says:

      They’re giving away a free license which is supposed to be forever. I hear there’s a free version. Not sure whether it’s limited or not.

    2. You don’t need a million plugins. Just a few will do the trick, an SEO one, a linking one, akismet, and may one to handle your ads and then maybe a php parser, that’s about it.

      1. d3so says:

        I need to use many plugins because my theme is outdated. I need to use some to get basic features wordpress currently offers for optimized themes.
        That’s why I’m looking for plugins that are multipurpose.

  4. Adrian says:

    Free? What’s not to like!? App certainly looks useful. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Worth a try if it’s free, even with the cost looks to have plenty of benefits

    1. Fairooz says:

      Yep! dude. agree with you! πŸ™‚

  6. Vishal Gaba says:

    Wow, this would be ideal plugin for me since it gets really problematic to keep linking in each and every post.

  7. Roger says:

    It does look beneficial, but I agree with Bob in having another plugin may just slow your blog load time. That of course depends on your blogs current amount of plugins though. If your going to shell out $79 plus, I would make sure SEO Smart Links is going to benifit your blog and be something you use.

    1. d3so says:

      I used to have many plugins active on my blog. I had no idea they contributed to it’s load time. I deleted some after I learned about it and am looking for smarter alternatives for my current plugins.

  8. This plugin have great features that will benefit my blog. Don’t mind getting it for free πŸ™‚

  9. GTA 5 says:

    I didn’t know that great SEO tool! I ll check that to see how it is, maybe i’ll add it to my blog, thanks for this discovering!

  10. I would use it on my affiliate websites to mask my aff links. What else?

    The Rss Feed option seems nice though and makes it different from soem other plugins that have thse functions

    1. d3so says:

      I use ninja affiliate to mask my links. The RSS features sounds like it could be useful for me.

  11. Fairooz says:

    Nice benefits and it’s worth tying if it’s for free! πŸ™‚

  12. fas says:

    I am lazy and when SEO Smart Links can do what I get lazy doing why not get one.

  13. wow.. this is great plugin, i will try it now surely

  14. Donny Gamble says:

    I have the free version of this plugin already installed on my blog and it works wonders because you can choose the keywords that you want any of your links to point to every time that word is mentioned in a post. Can’t get no better than automated onsite SEO optimization.

    1. d3so says:

      Is there a difference between the free and paid version? are the features limited?

      1. Well, the features are listed right in the comparison chart shown in the review…

        1. d3so says:

          Opps. my bad. It looks like I skimmed past that picture. I thought it was all pricing.

  15. Bash Bosh says:

    All plugins from Vladimir Prelovac are top quality and effective.

    This guy has been in business for a long time, so he might know how to develop a successful product for sure.

    Of course, I would’t mind getting this quality product for free…

  16. Is there any such plugin, which is completely FREE..i.e at
    I guess most of the commercial plugins have a free counterpart

    1. Bash Bosh says:

      Of course, you can not get full-functionality with free plugins. But you can do most of the job with combination of plugins:

      I personally use these two plugins (search on WordPress plugin directory):
      1. Pretty Link – Allows you to mask your affiliate links.
      2. SEO Ultimate – The best SEO plugin for me. Allow you to automatically link keywords in your posts.

  17. Would also love to give this a whirl.

  18. Yeah, there is a plugin for wordpress that does this exact same thing- I highly suggest it

  19. Slugs_On_Toast says:

    I find the free version very iffy on where it links to. 2 out of every 5 links go to the appropriate url, the rest of the links head to somewhere only Steven Hawkings knows as to why.

    1. d3so says:

      So, you’re saying the free version is bugged? I wonder if you’d experience the same thing with the paid version. You should report these mishaps.

  20. Kirk Taylor says:

    There are several products like this for Joomla. I’ve been using them for some time now and enjoy the convenience.

  21. elisha says:

    it’s a nice plugin.

  22. Ari says:

    I have this plugin in my blogs and it is work well, I use free version πŸ™‚

  23. i like to use this plugin for keywords research and for affiliate link solutions….

  24. Love to try this plugins all your talking about. Thanks for all the helpful tips. Have to try this for myself and see what works well for me.

  25. Mr.Ven says:

    This is a nice plugin for effective internal linking, further its author’s blog has good seo tips to read ! don’t miss it out…

  26. nintendo 3ds says:

    Buying a professional license makes a lot of sense to me. Thanks for sharing this John, saves a lot of time and effort.

    Thank you

  27. odede omoefe says:

    Thanks so much Mr Jogn Chow, your blog is so informative….God bless you, keep up with the good work.

    1. David Ng says:

      Jogn Chow?

      Anywho…there is already a plugin that does the same thing. Wonder how compares with the alternatives.

      1. d3so says:

        Well, the g is right next to the h. I think he didn’t proofread before submitting his comment.
        What other plugins do the same thing as this?

  28. Link Hopper is also a good free link redirect plugin for WordPress.

  29. Did John stop using Ninja Affiliate?

    1. d3so says:

      I think he did. He uses his own url shortener now to mask his affiliate links.

    2. Fairooz says:

      i think so he stopped!

  30. Steve Moyer says:

    I’d love to be the winner of the free SEO Smart Links for Business. My wife just started a blog and I’d use it to achieve marital bliss!


  31. Fairooz says:

    Nice blog post John. it’s really worth a try! πŸ™‚

  32. Neon SRT4 says:

    This is useful for deep linking. Just like old pages get backlinks to new pages, and new pages to old pages. That is pretty nice. Normally that is the best way to get more backlinks internally.

  33. I’m not sure if this wouldn’t be more useful on older sites that are massing a lot of content. Very useful plug in.

  34. It’s really refreshing to see stuff that isn’t on Clickbank. This is a powerful tool but at that price, it’s not everyone who can afford it. I love tools that can contribute different ways.

  35. SEO Smart Links Premium Plugin is great
    your blog is so informative….God bless you, keep up with the good work.

  36. ibnujusup says:

    wanna try the freeone first

  37. anitha says:

    Thanks for the post would like to try it out

  38. Ruth Martin says:

    Hi, I am currently using the free version of the SEO Smart Links Plugin. I am pleased with it, seems to be doing a good job. Thanks for an awesome product!

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