5 Best Internal Linking Plugins for WordPress (2020)

Internal linking is one of the most important factors of On-Page SEO. Before you even begin building backlinks to your website, it is important to ensure that your internal links structure is proper. 

Adding links manually can be very time-consuming especially if your website has hundreds or thousands of pages. 

Thankfully, in WordPress, you can use various plugins that can help you add internal links to your content easily. 

With these plugins, you can update your old content and include new and relevant internal links. All this will boost your on-page SEO and help you rank higher on search engines. 

But, what’s the best internal linking plugin for WordPress? In this article, I’ll go through some of the best internal linking plugins for WordPress to help you choose one for your website. 

Before we dive into that, let’s take a quick look at why you need to build internal links. 

Why Should You Add Internal Links?

It’s no secret that internal links are beneficial for SEO. But, to what extent? Also, what are the benefits of adding internal links? 

Here are the three most important reasons why you should add internal links. Let’s take a look. 

Better User Experience

Before even discussing the SEO aspects of internal links, it’s important to talk about how internal links help provide a better user experience. 

Linking to relevant pages in your content can help the user get the information they are looking for. 

This results in a better experience for the user as they don’t have to look around anymore. 

Decrease Bounce Rate

Internal links help a lot in reducing the bounce rate. An internal link helps the user stay on your site for a longer time resulting in a decreased bounce rate.

Retaining users on your website for a long time boosts your rankings. 

Link Juice

According to Google, “The number of internal links pointing to a page is a signal to search engines about the relative importance of that page.”. 

As InLinks says, “A link is often seen as the way to transfer SEO energy between two pages”. 

In other words, internal links help Google understand the importance of a page. With internal linking, you can make it possible to improve a page’s position on the search engines. 

So, these are some reasons why you should add internal links to your website. 

Now, let’s take a look at the best internal linking plugins for WordPress. 

Best Internal Linking WordPress Plugins

Here are the internal linking plugins you should be using for building relevant internal links quickly. 

1. Link Whisper

Link Whisper is the most powerful internal linking plugin for WordPress. This WordPress plugin ‘whispers’ link suggestions that can help your readers and help you rank better on the search engines. 

The plugin is powered by artificial intelligence giving automatic link suggestions when you start writing your article in WordPress. 

You’ll find the link suggestions under the post editor. And the great thing is, you can add links from there. Just select the links and click on ‘Update post’.

What makes Link Whisper even better is the link reporting dashboard where you can see the number of inbound & outbound internal links and outbound external links. And you can also add inbound internal links to a newly published blog post by click on ‘Add’ in Inbound internal links column.

You can also fine-tune your link suggestions from settings to ignore certain words or phrases resulting in more relevant and optimal link suggestions. 

Here’s a rundown of the features available in this plugin: 

  • Simple Installation.
  • Easy To Use.
  • Automatic Suggestions.
  • Powerful Reporting.
  • Gutenberg Editor Compatible.

Let’s take a look at the pricing of Link Whisper WordPress plugin: 

The plugin costs $67 for a single-site license in which you get all the features. The three-site license costs $97 and the 10-site license costs $147. All the plans are billed annually. 

While the plugin is a bit expensive, it’s definitely worth money considering how many wonderful features it has to offer. 

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2. Rank Math

In a very short span of time, Rank Math has already become the ultimate SEO plugin for WordPress. 

This awesome SEO plugin offers many features and one of them is Link Suggestions.

Rank Math scans your post as you write and suggests other posts from your website for internal linking. This makes internal linking easier.

You’ll find ‘Link Suggestions’ on the right side of the editor.

You can copy a link from there or you can directly insert it from there.

Besides the internal linking, Rank Math is loaded with many great features making it the perfect SEO plugin. 

Here are some of the features of this plugin: 

  • SEO Analyzer.
  • Keyword Rank Tracking.
  • Rich Snippets.
  • Automated Image SEO.
  • Redirection Manager.

The best part about Rank Math WordPress plugin is that it’s completely free. If you’re looking for a complete SEO plugin, then Rank Math is a great choice. 

You can consider switching up your SEO plugin with Rank Math to get more added benefits. 

3. Yoast SEO

While Rank Math is growing rapidly, Yoast SEO still holds the position for the most popular SEO plugin for WordPress.

Besides the general features the plugin offers to improve your SEO, Yoast also has an internal linking feature. 

With this feature, the plugin analyzer the text of your content and gives link suggestions as you write. This is pretty similar to what Rank Math’s Link Suggestions does. 

The benefit with Yoast SEO is that you also get the other features of the plugin. Speaking of this, here are some of the key features of the Yoast SEO plugin: 

  1. Keyword Optimization.
  2. Readability Check.
  3. Internal Linking Suggestions.
  4. Redirection Manager.

It is important to note here that the internal link suggestions feature is only available in the premium version of Yoast SEO. The premium plan costs $89 for a single-site license including 1 year of free support and updates. 

4. Interlinks Manager

Interlinks Manager is an internal linking WordPress plugin that provides a set of tools to help you build internal links on your website. 

With this plugin, you can analyze your internal links and find out the number of internal links on your website, the number of visits generated from internal links, and more. 

The plugin also lets you calculate the link juice for each URL. 

Interlinks Manager also provides link suggestions for posts allowing you to build relevant internal links. Moreover, you can also convert certain keywords or phrases into internal links. 

Here are some features of the plugin: 

  • Internal Link Suggestions.
  • Link Analyzer.
  • Link Juice Calculator.
  • Automatic Internal Links.
  • Link Tracking.
  • Gutenberg Ready.

The plugin costs $33 for a single-site license and comes with 6 months of updates and support. 

5. Internal Link Juicer

The last plugin in our list is Internal Link Juicer. This internal linking plugin automatically builds internal links once you configure keywords. 

With this plugin, you have full control over how your internal links are made. You can whitelist certain posts, diversify your anchor text, customize your link output, and more. 

The plugin is specifically built for affiliates, bloggers, agencies, and businesses. Internal Link Juice has the following features: 

  • Diversify Anchor Text.
  • Automatic Internal Linking.
  • Custom Link Output.
  • Configurable Link Behavior.

The plugin is really useful if you want to build internal links quick. It is also completely free. 

Recommended Reading: 3 Ways ‘Ultimate Blocks’ Can Improve Your SEO Rankings

Over To You

Internal links are very crucial for on-page SEO and you shouldn’t ignore them. These 5 internal linking plugins will help you speed up and most importantly, automate your process of building internal links. 

If you have any questions regarding these plugins or internal links in general, feel free to ask them below in the comments section. 

32 thoughts on “5 Best Internal Linking Plugins for WordPress (2020)”

  1. Yes, internal linking is very effective in on page SEO. It will boost search rankings. If your article present in 2nd or 3rd page then if you do proper internal linking then there is high chance to bring that article using internal linking.

    But doing internal linking every time after posting new articles is very time consuming. as you say these plugins help to save this time.

    You nailed it very well.

  2. This is the second blog post I am reading in-depth on your blog. And it’s totally worth it.

    I was just using the link suggestions from rankmath seo. But after considering the features of Link Whisper plugin I think I should buy it soon.

    For someone who is not good at optimizing the blog for SEO, these kind of plugins are like gold.

    Thanks a lot for this article bro.

    1. We are using both Rank Math and Link Whisper here at Ultimate Blocks. I must say Link Whisper is one of a kind. It makes internal linking insanely easier for me.

  3. That’s a good list of internal linking plugin. Back in 2012, I tried some plugin, I forget the name for SEO & Internal linking. But later I have realized it is good to do it manually. Although it’s not easy to do for a big website with more content. Thanks for sharing this useful plugin. Keep up the good work.

    1. Yes, there used to be a plugin for interlinking called Insights (as per as I remember). But the plugin has been discontinued. Now I’m using Link Whisper. It’s awesome.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Istiak,

    Quite a distinct one. I have used Yoast Premium’s content suggestions for internal linking. It was a time saver. It seems Whisper is quite matured. However, I strongly believe in manual internal linking. As Santanu stated it might be overwhelming for big sites. In such cases, these WordPress plug-ins are like gifts. Thanks for listing it out.

    1. Hey Jessica,

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Currently, I am using Link Whisper as well as the suggestions of Rank Math. I love Link Whisper. I also like the manual approach for small blogs.

  5. Istiak,

    Thanks for introducing us to internal linking plug-ins that make our life easy. So far, I have been manually doing it. That kills our time.
    Especially, when trying to do it for big sites. I’m sure I will have to try out these plug-ins. The time to upgrade.

  6. I have been looking for the best plugin to internal link building and that too with the best price. I am considering Link Whisper as it seems to be very easy to use. This is one great article and you’ve covered the topic in brief detail. Thanks for the insight.

  7. Thanks for putting together this helpful list. I am just starting my blog and I was looking for internal linking plugins. Link Whisper looks great but out of the price range for me at the moment, I’ll definitely give Rank Math a try now.

    1. Istiak Rayhan

      Glad you found the list helpful. And yes, Rank Math is the best WordPress SEO plugin. And for internal linking, Link Whisper is the best solution out there. Here at UltimateBlocks, we use both of the plugins.

  8. This is an awesome article. You said it details everything. But I read an article where a blogger said automated linking plugins can slow down website. Is it true? What do you think should we use this plugin?

    1. Istiak Rayhan

      I personally don’t prefer automated linking regardless it’s slow down the site or not. Here at Ultimate Blocks, we use the Link Whisper plugin.

  9. Can we give the links some fancy looks there? I’ve tried one plugin (won’t look good to mention it here publicly), but they aren’t giving me the looks to make the linking look different from the rest of the story. Colors or small shapes give them a great look too!
    Please suggest something if you have in mind.
    Thanks in advance!

  10. Thanks a lot for this information. I tried rankmath for internal linking but it’s not good and this is not even interlinking, It suggests some link on the base of your article. I do not recommend but the rest of other will try today.

  11. Just Came here by Googling it. I really appreciate this article. I was searching for a solution of Internal Linking and this helped me. I’m gonna try RankMath.

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