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Backlinks Saver

Description

Based on the greatly useful (for SEO) but long outdated plugin “Link Juice Keeper”, Backlinks Saver is an updated and simplified version of that SEO plugin. It helps you save the link juice from existing backlinks to non-existent pages on your site by redirecting them to the home page with 301 status code.

If you are optimizing your site for the search engines, you must already know that backlinks are very important and you should make each and every one of them count. But sometimes we make changes to our sites that make some backlinks worthless, changes like:

  • Changing the Permalinks Structure for the whole site
  • Changing the Permalink of a certain page/post
  • Deleting a page/post

The above changes will lead to backlinks being sent to 404 error pages, which tells the search engine bots that those pages don’t exist on your site anymore, so your backlinks to those pages won’t be counted. But with Backlinks Saver, the links will be sent to the homepage so that they will still count for your domain.

For questions and support, please post them at the plugin page. I can’t provide quick help if you post your questions in the forum as I am not always in the forums.

Important Note: The redirection will not work if you are using the WordPress default permalinks structure. ie: http://www.yoursite.com/?p=123

Make sure you use any of the other options for permalink structure.

Installation

Manual installation:

  1. Upload “backlinks-saver.zip” to your “/wp-content/plugins/” directory.
  2. Unzip the folder. (You may delete the .zip copy afterwards)
  3. Inside your WordPress admin, activate the plugin in the “Plugins” menu.
  4. Enjoy! No more funky configurations needed.

Automatic Installation:

  1. Inside your WordPress admin, go to “Plugins” >> “Add New” and search for “Backlinks Saver”.
  2. From the search results, look for “Backlinks Saver”, then click the “Install Now” link below it.
  3. Activate the plugin in the “Plugins” menu.
  4. Enjoy! No more funky configurations needed.

Important Note: The redirection will not work if you are using the WordPress default permalinks structure. ie: http://www.yoursite.com/?p=123

Make sure you use any of the other options for permalink structure.

Reviews

Awesome Plugin

So easy to use and works perfectly, please keep it updated so it will continue to work for a loooooonnnnnnggg time!

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Contributors & Developers

“Backlinks Saver” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0

  • Initial release.