Rank Math Not Recognizing Internal Links

  • Hey everyone, my team has been having issues with Rank Math recognizing our internal links yet it used to do so in the earlier months. The internal links am referring to include something like this;


    We don’t add the entire url for our internal links on our websites because we don’t want to receive ping notifications that appear as comments in WordPress when one adds an internal link within an article. For example, the earlier link posted above should have been like this;

    Link 1: “newslibre.com/community/inspiring-others-leads-to-good-leadership/”

    When its posted like that, Rank Math recognizes it as an internal link. But when we post our internal links this way;

    Link 2: “/community/inspiring-others-leads-to-good-leadership/”

    Rank Math doesn’t recognize it and shows a notification in saying, “We couldn’t find any internal links in your content”

    So, does anyone know why Rank Math no longer sees them as internal links? Or was it scrapped off in the new updates. Any assistance in this matter would be warmly appreciated. Thanks.

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math and sorry for any inconvenience that might have been caused due to that.

    Are you using a page builder to edit the post? If so, could you please let me know the name of the page builder?

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.

    Hey Micheal, no, we are not using any page builders.


    I am sorry but we currently do not detect relative links. We only detect absolute links. You will have to change your links to absolute URLs to make Rank Math detect your internal links.

    Or, you can ignore the failed test knowing that an internal link is present but just not detected by Rank Math.

    The score is there only for your reference anyway and doesn’t affect your actual rankings. Treat it only as a to-do list, nothing more. Don’t try to live by it and don’t follow the tests religiously.

    Hope that helps and please do not hesitate to let us know if you need our assistance with anything else.

    Thank you Todd. I will move forward with that in mind and inform my team too.


    Thank you for contacting Rank Math today.

    I am glad that this info was helpful 🙂

    Please let us know if we can offer additional help. Thank you.


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