How to limit the number of automatic internal links?

Applying an appropriate number of automatic 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, you have many customization options to configure this aspect.

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

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

It’s important to note that a plugin option named Limit, 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 automatic 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 automatic 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 automatic 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 automatic internal link.
Variable autolinks limit per post
In this case, the plugin applies an automatic internal link every 500 characters.

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 context can be useful to limit the maximum number of automatic 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.