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Dashboard - Incoming Links Problem (29 posts)

  1. Inspired2Write
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi,
    This really has me puzzled! I'm not sure if this is a WordPress problem, or would this have to do with Technorati? Earlier in the week I updated my WordPress from 2.03 to the newest 2.05 version. I thought everything was fine until I noticed a link problem yesterday.

    In WordPress Dashboard > Incoming Links, it is showing the most recent incoming links as coming from my own blog posts of my same blog! I also noticed in Technorati that it is showing the last 6 incoming links as coming from my own blog posts! I'm not referring to one of my other blogs, but to it showing incoming links from my same blog! My url I'm referring to is: http://www.linkandblog.com if that helps to figure this out.

    I did a search here in the forum and didn't find anything recent or similar for this challenge, so I don't know if this is an isolated case or if something got goofed up when I upgraded my WordPress program, or could this be a problem with Technorati???

    I'm really baffled over this if someone could please help. Thank you!

  2. Inspired2Write
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Since my initial post I sent an email to notify Technorati in case the problem may be on their end.

    Has anyone here had this challenge with their blog? I still need a resolve. Thank you.

  3. Inspired2Write
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Anyone?

  4. Tangerine
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm having the exact same problem, it started yesterday. All incoming links are from my blog only.

    Have you had any luck figuring out what the problem is?

  5. Inspired2Write
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi Tangerine,

    Unfortunately I'm still battling this problem. I've sent two emails to Technorati in hopes that maybe the problem is on their end, but they have not responded to either of my emails!

    It's very frustrating because it looks very bad in Technorati when people look at my profile and view what appears to only be links from my own posts! Jeesh, there has to be an easy resolve for this somewhere!

    One of the threads here I read from back in July stated it was a Technorati problem, so I wish they would respond to my emails!

    In WordPress I just deselected the dashboard option to record my incoming links. If it's a WordPress problem maybe that will help. The number of my posts is quickly surpassing the number of incoming links from elsewhere so my own posts are the only thing showing up now in my WordPress dashboard!

    Anyone here know a resolve? Please? Thank you!

  6. Inspired2Write
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi,
    Still waiting for a kind person to let us know if there is a way to resolve this within WordPress. I have not received any response from Technorati to several support tickets I sent them, so I'm wondering if this is a challenge within WordPress?

    Anyone? Thanks.

  7. Inspired2Write
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    BUMP:

    Still waiting for a kind person. Anyone?

  8. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Technorati is well-known for not bothering with legitimate complaints/bug reports.

    Other than that, I can't help at all - I immediately whack all the crap out of the dashboard upon any install of wp.

  9. adpurple
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have this same problem on my blog, and I am using Version 2.0.5. I am also very new to this, having just started a few weeks ago.

    Most of my incoming links are coming from my own blog, and it shows the same within Technorati. It suddenly appeared just a few days ago. I suspect it may have something to do with one internal link that I have, where one post links to one other within my blog. I may try to remove that internal link to see if anything changes.

    Is there anyway to prevent this from happening? I'd prefer to not remove the internal links.

  10. Mkadmin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I think I know of a solution to fix this. WP sends pings from your own site to your own site when you write posts. That's why the imcoming links shows links from your own blog.

    I found this plugin
    That will prevent WP from pinging itself.

    Caution: Self pinging is used in displaying related posts so if u disable it and if u r using related posts; u might encounter some issues.

    Hope this helps.

  11. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You can also prevent this by simply using relative links to your own blog instead of absolute links.

    That is, instead of:
    <a href="http://myblog.com/post">

    Use:
    <a href="/post">

  12. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    There is a small downside to relative links: They are kinda worthless in feed readers. :-\

  13. Mkadmin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Two weeks ago, i moved my blog from sub-folder (http://manukhanna.com/blog) to root (http://manukhanna.com/blog). But in Technorati, the Recent Inbound Links area still shows links from http://manukhanna.com/blog.

    How do I fix this?

  14. adpurple
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm still not certain the relative links fix actually works in my case. I changed my links several days ago to relative links, and both my incoming links panel and technorati show that I'm still linking to myself, even after I've forced pings. How long does it generally take for the spidering to refresh itself?

  15. Mkadmin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Same problem here dude, technorati is still showing links that I deleted a month ago. No telling when Technorati will update your links. You could try deleting your claim and registering a new claim.

  16. adpurple
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    But did your "incoming links" panel on the dashboard clear up? Mine still shows that I'm linking to myself.

  17. Mkadmin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ya I am experiencing the same problem and those technorati guys are just not willing to reply to my mails for help. Really can't understand for what they are showing such attitude.

  18. adpurple
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Oh well. Merry Christmas.

  19. Tangerine
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm still having this problem. All incoming links are my posts and all listed links at Technorati are mine also.

    Pretty useless.

  20. Amor
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Anyone have this problem:

    I don't mind that's telling me what's happenin' in my own blog, I need that for my website.

    But on my Dashboard in the "Incoming Links" it's repeated my own website's link 8 times. And it keeps adding on to it everyday.

    Anyone have a solution?

  21. adpurple
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I think everyone in this thread has that exact problem. I seemed to have it licked for a while, but it came back with a vengance when I upgraded to 2.1. Despite what everyone seems to say, using relative links rather than absolute links does not make the problem go away. I'm out of ideas.

  22. muskie
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I noticed this, but chalked it up to Technorati. I link to previous posts I've written frequently and I do so by having two windows open to WordPress Admin and searching for the previous post, then cutting and pasting the URL into the other browser window where I'm writing a new post.

    I never knew a better way when I started out using WordPress to link to previous posts, so I didn't use relative links. I did use relative links for all my images, then WordPress added some new system of uploading images. I do it my own way using FTP still.

    I think this is a Technorati thing, only some of my links to myself show up. Only some trackback to myself. One other anoyance is which links WordPress chooses to trackback. I know you can try and force it by putting the URL in the box below, but sometimes I forget and I don't really care for my own site. However sometime at a later date I'll edit a post and then it tracksback for more links so the timestamp is all screwed up.

    Oh well, with the exception of a few plugins WordPress seems to work well enough for me. I've even been tasked with setting it up for others.

  23. nolageek
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I sent them an e-mail last week and got this a few minutes ago:

    Hello Vincent,

    Please accept my sincerest apologies for the delay in getting back to you. We've been experiencing a backlog in support and are
    working hard to address everyone. I've taken a look at your issue regarding self-referencing links. It seems that you have
    discovered a bug in our system. Our engineers are working on correcting the bug as we speak and it should be resolved shortly.
    Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention.

    Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for using
    Technorati!

    Best Regards,
    ******* *****
    Customer Support Specialist
    Technorati

  24. drmike
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Been "correcting the bug" for months now. It's an occasional topic in wp.com land.

  25. lavmulk
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I too have no "incoming links" section on my admin for http://shonnielavender.com/blogcoach (WP 2.1.2) but my other blogs (WP 2.0.4) have them just like usual. Does anyone know of this being a problem with newer versions of WP?

    Thanks for any thoughts/suggestions. Peace.

  26. crunch
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I just upgraded and everything seemed fine..but today my dashboard is not showing any incoming links just recent posts and comments....

    Is this a related problem???

  27. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    No, not related.

    Here's a related topic from *today* (not 5 months ago!): http://wordpress.org/support/topic/115241?replies=6 :-)

  28. RobertBruce
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have encountered the same repeated incoming links problem as you guys. Technorati is not at all good on support. They shoot out stock responses to keep us quiet.

    As far as I see it, the problem we have is a Technorati issue.

    But I recall a post related to a plugin (not necessarily here at WordPress) that stated the upload and activation of the plugin, (cannot recall what it was) causes hassles with dashboard.

    I have since been trying to backtrack to that particular post. When I find it I will link to it from here for you guys to see firsthand. Hopefully it will be the answer but I doubt it.

    Nothing ventured nothing gained!

  29. raffiraffi
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It's not a Technorati issue, the incoming links result from Google Blog Search …

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