The InLinks Pricing starts free and lets you start for free and grow at your own pace. But this approach can be confusing when you start out. It is hard to get it right when we are giving you a product that would normally cost thousands a month for under 40 bucks! You can get the most out of your subscription if you spend some time looking at how the credit system lets you grow at your own pace. We also have a post on how to use inLinks on a tight budget.
It all starts with “Monthly Credits”
If you are on a level 1 (starter) paid subscription, then every month, your account will be reset to 100 credits. It will then immediately be reduced every time you add a page to the project that month.
You can never have more pages at any one time than the number of credits you get each month. That is 100 pages on level 1.(But you do not need to add every page on your site)
If you have 30 pages on the site and have purchased a level 1 subscription, then when the credits are refreshed, you have 100 credits, as the existing pages only cost 1 credit when added (or reanalyzed by you manually)
This means it is usually not ideal to add 100 pages to a level 1 subscription until you are ready to “set and forget”, because you will not leave any credits that month for auditing (optimizing) existing content or creating and optimizing content briefs.
When pages are added to the system, you can, without using more credits:
- Associate topics to pages (and pages to topics)
- Modify the schema created
- Modify the links created
In other words, for 1 credit once only, you can manage your About Schema and optimize your internal links for as long as you have the account. Next month you can use spare credits to optimize content.
Auditing Content Costs Credits
When you click on the “Audit”, button, you are about to use up 5 credits. This analysis infact has to analyze up to 10 other pages that we use to build a knowledge graph around the phrase you use.
Once we have the knowledge graph, re-analyzing is less complex. Even so, you will use 1 credit every time you:
- Press the “Update Analysis” button on the content brief editor
- Change a comparison URL to one of your choice (in the serps tab)
- Revert back from analyzing the text editor content to the live URL
It is important, at lower subscription levels, to avoid reanalyzing your content every time you change a sentenceMake sure your content writers understand this
Creating a Content Brief is the same as an Audit
Just like auditing an existing page, a content brief also needs to look up 10 pages to create a knowledge graph. It costs 5 credits to create the Content Brief and then one credit each time you reanalyze any updated text you have written.
What are Manually Added Credits?
When we carry out a setup for you, or there has been an error of our own doing, usually discussed through the support channel, we might add some credits to help address the issue. These credits will remain until the next billing cycle, where your credits should reset to your account maximum in any event.
If Level 1 is 100 Credits, why is Level 2 not 200 credits?
Each time you increase your subscription, you are rewarded with incrementally more credits. We figure that people ask “can I have a discount for scale” so much, that we should build this into the pricing from the start. Here is a table showing how the resources increase as you go up the levels:
Is there a maximum number pages I can have?
Yes – regardless of how you use credits, the maximum number of pages you can have on your account at any one time is equal to the number of credits that you get each month. So 100 pages at level 1 and 205 pages at level 2 etc. Having the pages on the system does not cost a credit every month – only on the month it is added – but the overall page limit is based on your level.
What happens if I delete some pages and add new ones?
If you are at the limit of the number of pages you can add, you will probably have to upgrade to add more. You CAN delete pages if you wish, which will let you add more to replace them. However, you will lose any schema and links generated on those deleted pages and each page you add will use up one credit on the month it is uploaded, so that we can analyze the pages you add.
How to Maximize your use at low levels
To start, do not add all your pages to the system. I like to add the 20 most important landing pages on my site first. This means I can set topic associations to these main pages so that any pages added in future months will at the very least add internal links to these cornerstone pages.
This will leave me 80 credits to start auditing this content. I could simply audit 16 of these pages right out of the gate, but then I would not be able to check my work, so better to audit maybe 10 in month 1 (50 credits). I can then look at which ones need work and this gives me the ability to reanalyze these audits three times each or 30 times in total.
On month 2, I start with 100 credits spare… and I already have 20 pages on the system. I may add another 20 pages (costing 20 credits), and audit 10 (costing 50 credits). This still gives me 30 credits left over to reanalyze these pages. At the end of the month, I have 40 pages on the system.
As the pages become optimized, I can spend more of my monthly resource on adding pages… but at the start, more of your credits are likely to be used on the intensive task of content audits, content briefs and content analysis.
If you want to move quicker, then, of course, it makes sense to upgrade to higher levels. The more pages in your project, the better our knowledge graph is, and the more internal links we can find for you.