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[resolved] Incoming links RSS Error (28 posts)

  1. demlasjr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I tried to find information with Google but I didn't find much information to fix my problem. Starting 2 months ago I'm getting this error in my dashboard (see here: http://imgur.com/VvWny). I asked my hosting company and they said that they changed nothing. Can somebody help me ?

  2. What happens if you paste that URL into your browser?

    (I should note that it just means WP can't find the feed that tells if if you have people linking to you, and isn't going to hurt anything by not working)

  3. demlasjr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yeah, sorry...the printscreen is showing from a domain which is not working.
    I tried on my active websites time ago to insert the link in the browser and it's sending me to the results xml file. I'm not blocked by google. However, it's weird why I can't see it in my wordpress. It's happening in all the installations. I made an account on a free hosting and there was working.

  4. Your webhost may not allow the kind of connections needed to run that. It's not a big deal (though it can be annoying).

  5. demlasjr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The problem is that it worked until September. I contacted them and they said nothing is blocked. I suspected the shell_exec, but is working too.

  6. Make a backup first!

    Go into your database and in wp_options you'll see a metric ton of lines that run _transient_....

    You can safely delete those (they're cache, they get rebuilt). See if that recaches?

  7. demlasjr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Tried that too :) Didn't worked.

    It's annoying because I can't find any error...in log or in dashboard...

  8. demlasjr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I fixed it myself...

  9. trackero
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You can fix it by changing the URL string to this:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=YOURWEBSITE&tbm=blg&output=rss

  10. trackero
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oh, and of course don't forget to replace YOURWEBSITE with your URL.

  11. demlasjr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That's wrong trackero. You don't get as results the backlinks.

    The correct way is:

    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=link:http://YOUR-WEBSITE-URL&tbm=blg&output=rss

  12. trackero
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That's the same thing I'm suggesting. I don't know if you meant to put the word "link:" there but if you add that you still get the error message, so just to clarify mine looks like this and it works:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=www.mywebsiteURL.com&tbm=blg&output=rss

    Cheers!

  13. demlasjr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you put it without the "link:", and your domain is "nicevideos.com" (for example), will list you websites where is specified the words "nice videos"

    Just test it: open in browser https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=www.nicevideos.com&tbm=blg&output=rss

    The domain it doesn't exist. However, you will find like "1,820,000" results (backlinks heh ?)

    Most of them looks like:

    <item>
    <title>The San: <b>Nice video</b> on Leadership</title>
    <link>
    http://xxxx.blogspot.com/2012/03/nice-video-on-leadership.html
    </link>

    As you see, the link and the title include the frase "nice videos", nothing more.

    Kind Regards,
    demlasjr

  14. cmarble
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks demlasjr! I was beginning to freak out because nothing was working, but you're fix is the one!

    The following is the URL to configure your incoming links to:

    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=link:http://YOUR-WEBSITE-URL&tbm=blg&output=rss

  15. demlasjr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Glad to hear it worked cmarble !

  16. southcast
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thnks to all the guys above especially @demlasjr, the code worked for me perfectly.

  17. demlasjr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You are welcome mate :)

  18. Chetan Chitte
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  19. Carin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi everyone,

    I still can't get this to work. This is the URL I am putting in the Incoming Links URL field:

    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=link:http://wwwdotbostalletsdotse/&tbm=blg&output=rss (of course with the "dots" replaced with actual dots...)

    Is it not supposed to e.g. list links coming from Facebook etc? Also, am I right in thinking it should list links to all pages on the domain, not just blog posts? This blog is more of a standard site with a "no-post" home page, only the news page has posts on it.

    Any ideas why this doesn't work?

    Carin

  20. demlasjr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Carin !

    As I know, no facebook shouldn't be included because the content is not indexed by Google.
    Also, adding the link that way I posted above, you should get the incoming links for all the domain, not only for the first page.

  21. Carin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for reply. I have put in that URL as you said, but I only get links from the actual blog itself. Any ideas why this is?

    Carin

  22. Carin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Correction, if I put the URL as you said demlasjr, then I don't get any links at all, but if I use it without the link:http// bit then I get links from the blog itself. This is really weird!

    Carin

  23. demlasjr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hmm...weird, looks like Google changed the way the links are displayed.

    The only way to make right now the "incoming links" works is this way:

    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q="www.domain.com"&tbm=blg&output=rss

    The problem is that the widget in wordpress doesn't accept " in the link. I will try to find this days an alternative or a way to accept those "

  24. Carin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi again,

    Thanks for your help demlasjr. When I use that URL I get a message saying there is no RSS feed there, but if I add /feed/ I get a list of links, I guess because the home page doesn't actually have any blog entries? But the entries it does list are again links from the blog itself, not external links that I can find when doing a search in Google Blog Search.

    This is really annoying me now! :) Is there another way of getting to display this data?

    Carin

  25. pivaladmin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I use Google reader on chrome to test these links and i fould the following:

    if I use demlasjr 's url i get :

    "link:http://www.mydomain.com - Google Blog Search" has no items.

    but if I use trackero's url i get proper feed on google feed reader.

    pivaladmin

  26. demlasjr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @pivaladmin:

    Using trackero's url you get everything containing a word you have in your link.

    Example:

    Your domain: pepperoni-pizza.com

    You will get in that feed every single website which is talking about pepperoni, pizza or both.
    Give it a try:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=www.pepperoni-pizza.com&tbm=blg&output=rss

    As you see, that's not the solution.

    However, I just found the solution as I promised to Carin. By now we should use:

    http://www.google.com/search?ie=utf-8&q=link:www.YOUR-DOMAIN.COM/&tbm=blg&tbs=sbd:1&output=rss

    As you guys see, the language (hl=en) disappear now from the link.

    @Carin: I tried your website but I'm getting no result, even if there is a website pointing to your blog. Why ? I have no fucking idea. As I see it's kinda google bug.

    I will explain why: If you check this link:
    http://www.google.com/search?ie=utf-8&q=link:http://wwwdotbostalletsdotse/&tbm=blg (replace "dot" with .) you will see one result.

    But if you add "output=rss" (http://www.google.com/search?ie=utf-8&q=link:http://wwwdotbostalletsdotse/&tbm=blg&output=rss) to that link, there is 0 results. Maybe that website blocked trackback, no idea.

    As you can see it's working fine with big websites:
    http://www.google.com/search?ie=utf-8&q=link:www.pizzahut.com/&tbm=blg&tbs=sbd:1&output=rss

    And html: http://www.google.com/search?ie=utf-8&q=link:www.pizzahut.com/&tbm=blg&tbs=sbd:1

    To check the number of backlinks, you can go here: http://www.google.com/blogsearch

    If you search for "wwwdotbostalletsdotse" (change dot with .) you will see like 5 links: 4 from your website, one of them from other website, displayed in the link I gave you above.

    So guys, the new solution to get the backlinks correctly is:
    http://www.google.com/search?ie=utf-8&q=link:www.YOUR-DOMAIN.COM/&tbm=blg&tbs=sbd:1&output=rss

    Best regards,
    Laszlo

  27. nizaminz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The Solution is simple:
    Click “Configure” on the right top of your link:
    Enter the RSS feed URL here:
    https://www.google.com/search?ie=utf-8&q=link:http://media-islam.or.id/&tbm=blg&tbs=sbd:1&output=rss

    Change media-islam.or.id with your domain name.
    Read more at:
    http://media-islam.or.id/2012/09/08/solusi-masalah-wordpress-incoming-links-error/

    It solved my problem!

  28. kscooley
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Still not working for me - nothing comes up when I add that link with my domain. And when I go to Google Blog search and type my domain in there, I get a long list of links, of which only a handful are ones that have my URL. A LOT of them just pull up search results that have my name in them (name is my domain and there are a LOT of "me" out there.) Frustrated and I think this stupid thing isn't worth the aggravation! LOL Ah well...

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