Interlinking1 min read

If you’ve read more than one post of mine, you’ve probably also noticed that there are quite a few blog posts linked within any given article.

As you add more and more content to your blog, and if you properly chose your topic, there will be the chance to link your posts together so that readers can view more of your blog.

Why?

Because it is rare that a first time visitor decides to subscribe to a blog just by reading a single blog post.

But what is that? A link… hmmm…

Interlinking also helps with SEO, if you’re into that sort of thing.

I find that I naturally add links from new posts to older ones as I write the newer posts – however the other way around (links in old posts to new ones) is a bit tricky, but you can do one of the following:

  1. Enable related posts. With images.
  2. Add links inside the post itself.

It sounds like a such a harmless gimmick, but you get a lot more views because of that. And I know (from the comments and e-mails I’ve received) that a lot of folks subscribed to this blog by first going through a bunch of blog posts, reading them, and then clicking on one related blog post or on a blog post I had linked within the article itself.


Enable Related Posts.

Take some time today to go through some of your earlier work and identify other posts in your archives that you might have written since that you could link to.

It’s going to make a big difference. Trust me.

Cristian Mihai

Became Internet famous by the age of 23. Never recovered. I write short author bios all over the web. I’m an acquired taste. Don’t like me? Acquire some taste.

18 thoughts on “Interlinking1 min read

  1. I did do that a while back but I know one of the most frequently visited pages for me is the archives to see what I have written and they go on for there. The result is still the newest posts though.

  2. Interesting. I hadn’t thought of that. Thank you for sharing this tidbit. I have to say I enjoy gleaning nuggets of information from your posts and I appreciate that you share your experiences. 👩🏻‍💻

  3. Maybe I am dense, but I do not know how to ” link [my] posts together so that readers can view more of [my other] blogs. I see it in your blog. If I click on the highlighted words, it takes me to the other previous, related blog, but how do I create those highlighted words?

    1. Hi Jan,

      When writing a blog post in the editor you can find it as an add link option after [Paragraph]. The icon looks like a chain. That way you can add a link.

      Also, on a computer, you can just copy the link to the post and then select the word in the editor and just paste it, and this creates a link.

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