If you have read WPBeginner’s Disclosure page, then you know that we make some money from this website. Often we get asked what are some plugins that we use to monetize our blog. One of the plugins we use is SEO Smart Links. While this is a paid plugin, it will make you 10 times the money within a month if not in a week. This plugin automatically replaces keywords with affiliate links in our WordPress site.
You are probably wondering how and why it works? Lets say you were writing a post about email newsletters and you mentioned the brand Aweber, but you forgot to link to them. Or you were writing an article about WordPress theme providers and you threw the term StudioPress in. There are times when writing, you just forget to hyperlink these terms. Just like I did in the sentences above however our plugin caught all the keywords and replaced them with our affiliate links.
We would never recommend a service that we would not use. SEO Smart Links overcomes our laziness and forgetfulness. It creates a passive stream of income from the site.
Another advantage is that instead of linking to the affiliate link manually, you are automatically linking it. This is a GOOD thing when the vendor decides to change affiliate networks like StudioPress did a while ago. We had over 400 links pointing to their site, and if we had done that manually, we would be changing all of them MANUALLY. Using our plugin, all we did was go in the backend and change the URL at one location. All other posts were automatically updated. Yes, some may say this is for lazy people. But we like to believe this is for SMART people. Smart people use their time efficiently.
This plugin also helps with our internal linking. It automatically interlinks our posts and pages. This is great because often bloggers don’t go back into a post that is few months old to add a link to their most recent relevant post. SEO Smart links plugin take care of that for us automatically.