If you’re using internal links on your WordPress website, then you might be a looking for a way to manage them more effectively.
That’s where link management plugins come in.
Not only do they help you manage your dofollow, nofollow, and broken links from one central location, but they can also be used to test the performance of each of those links.
Some even allow you to group links by tags and/categories, and sort links in descending or ascending order.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at your options.
List of the Link Management Plugins for WordPress websites
1. Ultimate NoFollow
This plugin is an all-in-one tool that gives you greater control over the rel=nofollow tag on all of the hyperlinks present in your blog (both categorically and individually).
Installation presents you with a nofollow checkbox as you’re about to place links in articles, making it easy to nofollow certain links. Also, the plugin makes it a breeze to delete or include the nofolloow tag for the hyperlinks in the blog’s comments section.
Additionally, users can take advantage of a variety of shortcodes to place their nofollow links.
2.Dofollow Case by Case
Dofollow Case by Case lets you convert links in comments from nofollow to dofollow.
It presents you with the option while you’re editing your blog’s comments.
To make things easier, the plugin even lets users save commenters email addresses whose website or blog page links should always be listed as “dofollow.”
Site owners with thousands of links are going to love this plugin.
It helps you take control of the mess by allowing you to group links by tags and categories.
Users can also create redirects for every link, select whether they’ll open in an existing or new tab, and get a hit count for all of the links.
In addition, you can also set a thumbnail for each link, and sort out the URLs in an ascending or descending order.
4. Broken Link Checker
When it comes to identifying and fixing broken links on a WordPress website, nothing comes close to Broken Link Checker.
After it’s installed, it will analyze your bookmarks, content and posts for links. This could take a few hours depending on the size of the user’s site.
At the end of its analysis, the plugins will check every link to see if it functions. If broken links are identified, they’ll be revealed in a WP admin panel tab.
An alert will also pop up in the plugin’s widget on the WordPress dashboard.
Overall, Broken Link Checker is one of the best plugins to clean up your link profile.
5. Custom Permalinks
This WP plugin lets you select custom permalinks for all sorts of WordPress webpages including categories, tags, posts, and pages.
By default, WordPress users can configure the permalink structure for all tags, categories, and posts by using the settings panel in their WordPress dashboard.
However, if you want to setup different URL slugs for each of those webpages, then nothing is easier than using this plugin.
Of course, make sure to include the main keyword in the permalink for SEO purposes.
If you don’t, you’d find it hard to rank for relevant search queries.
We love this WordPress plugin for the fact that it allows users to identify and redirect error 404 Pages on WordPress websites.
In fact, it is one of the best link management plugins out there. With Redirection, you can set any URL to a custom URL of your linking.
From the configuration page of the plugin, set the Source URL and then define the Destination URL. The rest will be done by the plugin itself.
Users an also create a redirect pointing towards a random article on their blog with the help of this link management plugin.
The seventh last on our list is Linker.
It’s a great plugin for viewing link statistics. Install it to manage 301 redirects, set up short links, and determine how much traffic each link attacks.
While a link cloaking option also exists, we highly recommend that you ignore the feature because cloaking is frowned upon by Google.
8. Shortlinks by Pretty Links
Pretty Links allows users to shorten links by utilizing their own domain name rather than using a link shortening tool.
Besides that, it can track each hit on the website’s URL and delivers a complete report about where those hits came from, as well as the name of the host, operating system, and the browser.
Overall, the plugin is ideal for individuals who’re aiming to track clicks from emails, get their affiliate links organized, and increase the overall reach of their website by sharing good-looking links on other web properties out there.
9. Simple Links
This plugin was released after the success of the WordPress Links Manager.
If you’ve used the former plugin before, the new variant allows you to import old links inside its database.
By using the new plugin, you can rearrange your links via drag and drop functionality. Moreover, you can create shortcodes (like visual shortcodes) to make things look elegant.
Pro users of the plugin will also get priority support and see their links show up in search engine result pages.
10. Page Links To
This plugin enables users to create a WordPress custom post or post link to a URL of their choice, rather than the default WordPress URL.
It will also redirect visitors who visit the old URL to the fresh one you’ve just created.
It’s mainly used for creating mainly used for creating navigational links to non-WP sections of the site or to resources present elsewhere.
You can also use it to post content on Medium or a similar service but have the work appear in the stream of your WordPress posts.
All you need to do is provide a URL and a title, and the post title should link out to other posts on the website.
11. Link Library
The last on our list of the best link management plugins, Link Library is used to put up a webpage that consists of a compilation of the link categories that the user has defined in the “Links section” of the WordPress admin.
You can choose a sub-set of those categories to be hidden or displayed.
The plugin also features a mode where only a single category is displayed at a time, using HTML or AJAX.
It can also find results for other queries, and showcase a form to accept visitor submissions.
Finally, you can use it to create an RSS of your URLs.
Managing links on a WordPress website doesn’t need to be a hassle.
With the help of these plugins, you can make changes to your dofollow and nofollow links in a jiffy.
And if you’ve been called out for having broken links in your articles, installing a relevant plugin will help eliminate that problem on the fly.
How do you manage links on your website? Let us know in by leaving a comment below.