A Bird's Eye View To Internal Linking

Last Update: February 12, 2016

We know that adding internal links to our blog posts is important for SEO. But if you’re just getting started, you probably don’t have many blog posts to link to yet. That’s okay — the important thing to remember is to return to those posts later on to add internal links.

But there’s a problem…

Say you want to create an internal link from one of your old posts to your new post about "urban beekeeping." Sounds easy, right? But which of your old posts did you even mention "urban beekeeping" or a something related to it? It can get tricky when you’ve got dozens and dozens of posts.

An easy way to keep track of the topics discussed in your posts is through an Excel spreadsheet.

Try this — After you finish writing and publishing a post, type your post title or keyword into the first column of Excel. In the second column, list all the topics/keywords of your post which you plan to write new posts about, like so:

The ones marked in red are the topics/keywords I haven’t written posts for yet whereas the one marked in green is already written.

So now you can immediately see the content of each post, making internal linking easier.

Hope that helps!

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DaveSw Premium
Nice tip! I have found myself having to muck around to get some links on the early posts, this will make that easier, and then you can always track what internal/external link is for each post too...I can see how this is REALLY a handy tool! Thanks and good thinking...Cheers! Dave : )
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SZev Premium
Thanks Dave! Glad to help.
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Takatomo Premium
Always good info. Thanks for sharing SZev.
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SZev Premium
Thanks Takatomo!
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2Al Premium
Managing your posts is a good practice. Thank you for sharing.
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SZev Premium
Thanks Alma!
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StrategicSan Premium
Thanks for sharing how you are organizing your topics/keywords. Creating a quick reference in a folder named Topics/Keywords to have all your Excel spreadsheets will make it easy to find a post for linking your relevant content.

I like this. I hate to look for things. Now, I can put the topics/keyword in a place where I can easily find them. This is really a great tip. I like to keep things organized, but I had not thought about organizing topics/keywords on a spreadsheet. Great job.
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SZev Premium
Glad to hear, thanks Cassandra!
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AriefWibowo Premium
Management of your own keywords is important. Thank you.
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SZev Premium
Thank you for reading Arief.
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