How to limit the number of automatic internal links?

Applying an appropriate number of auto internal links in each post is extremely important for the website SEO and for increasing the number of pages visited by the users.

With Interlinks Manager, the most advanced internal links optimizer for WordPress, you have many customizations options to configure this aspect.

Limit the number of automatic internal links of a specific keyword

Proceed to the Interlinks -> AIL menu and set the number of occurrences that you want to convert in an auto internal link in the Limit field.

Autolink limited to three applications
In this example the “My Book” auto internal link is limited to three applications per post

It’s important to note that a plugin option named Limit, which is available in the Interlinks -> Options menu, allows you to set the default value of the Limit field of the Interlinks -> AIL menu.

Limit the total number of automatic internal links in a post

Limiting the total number of auto internal links that the plugin can apply in a post is fundamental if you have a high number of keywords.

Let’s see how you can control this aspect with Interlinks Manager.

Set a fixed value

To set a fixed maximum value, visit the Advanced tab of the Interlinks -> Options menu and proceed as follows:

  • Set the General Limit Mode option to “Manual”
  • Set the maximum number of auto internal links of the posts in the General Limit (Amount) option
Fixed autolink limit per post
Here the fixed maximum value of 4 auto internal links per post is set

Set an automatic value based on the length of the post

To set the maximum number of auto internal links based on the length of the post, proceed as follows:

  • Set the General Limit Mode option to “Auto”
  • Set the General Limit (Characters per AIL) option to a numeric value that represents the ideal number of characters per auto internal link
Variable autolinks limit per post
In this case the auto internal links are applied every 500 characters

Limit the number of automatic internal links that point to the same URL

Assume that you have multiple keywords with the same target as represented in this table:

KeywordTarget
book https://example.com/purchase-my-book/
our bookhttps://example.com/purchase-my-book/
our new book https://example.com/purchase-my-book/
our latest book https://example.com/purchase-my-book/

In this situation can be useful to limit the maximum number of auto internal links with the same target.

To apply this limit proceed to the Advanced tab of the Interlinks -> Options menu and set a numeric value in the Same URL Limit option.

Same URL limit applied
The maximum number of auto internal links is limited to 2