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WordPress Incoming Links

Something is weird with my Incoming Links – most of them aren’t blogs I recognize, and when I check them – they are not linked to me at all. Very weird. I have to guess that WordPress is doing some experimenting in the background, and that they don’t know the bugs unless we all tell them.

My Categories seem to be OK, now. I changed them back one more time, and this time it stuck, but . . . that was weird, too.

On the whole, almost every change WordPress makes, makes my blog run better / faster / smarter. The only thing I hate is when they come up with a new way to upload photos – it may work better, but the agony of having to learn a new process just when I have gotten really good at the current one bugs me! 🙂 I’m just not that flexible with technical things.

October 30, 2008 - Posted by | Blogging, Technical Issue, WordPress


  1. Try akismet it is a plug in for word press that’s stops all the spam incoming links

    Comment by Abdulrahman | October 30, 2008 | Reply

  2. Abdulrahman – I have akismet. These incoming links are mostly bloggers who comment and on whose blogs I comment, but the blog entry referenced has no visible link to me. Very strange, like for example, I show an incoming link to Yousef’s most recent posting on Some Contrast, and it has nothing to do with me and there is no reference to my blog. I think there is some kink in some process that WordPress needs to work out.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 30, 2008 | Reply

  3. yeah its not spam. i’m getting the same thing from a couple of your posts that i didnt even comment on.

    unless its a new evolved bot type kind of spam, the precursor to Skynet!

    Comment by sknkwrkz | October 30, 2008 | Reply

  4. Skunk, there is a new widget they just introduced called Link something. I am betting it has to do with that. – like people I am linked to from having commented – or they have commented at one time on mine – somehow we are linked. I don’t know.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 30, 2008 | Reply

  5. Happening random on my blog too–regular links and then these kinda vaguely connected when I really think about it not quite random links…

    that’s what it seems like to me too, Intixpatr.

    they must be testing something for the new crazy horse 2.7 which is coming in nov

    Comment by artpredator | October 30, 2008 | Reply

  6. It has that feeling, doesn’t it? Maybe not directly linked by that blog entry, but linked by visits and comments? Thanks for your visit, artpredator. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 31, 2008 | Reply

  7. I am having the same problem, I just started commenting on blogs and I am getting random incoming links…oh well I guess its better than nothing right?

    Comment by Evan | March 17, 2009 | Reply

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