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  1. Tendances de Mode

    Well i think it's potentially a good idea, but may slow a busy site down to a crawl if it can't be disabled, don't you think ?

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  2. I agree this point, but using local files & regular expressions ( banlist ) I'll be pretty okay
    ( I'm already running such a thing on all sites, but I guess, after all, that google analytics is such a better indicator )

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  3. charminged

    I guess that would be simple php programming :
    1) check on which page we want the function enabled ( using defined regex )
    2) check referers we want out ( referral spam using regex again )
    3) file_append foreach passed referer && pages or sqlite db, not using sql to much ..
    4) Array_count_values on this file
    5) Display a form with those values in admin, with limit:30 + pagination
    6) add a button or chechbox : exclude this referral spamer
    7) add a button or chechbox : display this referer
    8) Add a regular referal spammer blacklist to ignore ( gods, I want a regular updated list of these, damn please )

    Do you reallly think it is this simple?
    I would think that its a bit harder!

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  4. Keral Patel

    Moreover I don't think this would be every accurate until and unless wordpress itself starts crawling the web and gathering the data. Right now it is depending on other bots.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  5. People have to use their own system to track their incoming links... i think that is the best way to do :)

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  6. tamcaked

    I would definitely find this useful.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  7. Lotus


    WordPress is about blogging and blogging is about dialog. It would be very nice as a blogger to know who is interested in your blog and linked to it. Wonderful idea.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  8. Chuck Reynolds


    1. Google Analytics or similar can do this and much more.
    2. spammer and/or bot haven

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  9. Jules81

    i started my first project to track incoming link and write it into database. it's not very far in developement but it's functional: http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-tracklink/

    maybe some of you can give me some more inspirations to add more practicable functions to it.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  10. shawfactor


    Thinking laterally this has one major application that makes this compelling.

    Basically if I comment on an external worpdress site it would be extremely cool to mirror that on my home wordpress site.

    Th Use case would be I add my own site's url in the author section of an external sites comment form and make a comment.

    That site could pingback the author url(that being my site), my own site could then scrape my comment and id have copies in both locations. I could republish the comment in my blog or activity feed.

    FYI its kind of ironic that directly below this comment form is a tip "blog your idea fter you post it", when this would alomost be Straight through processing with my idea!

    Posted: 11 months ago #

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