[resolved] [1.5] Incoming Links in Dashboard no Longer Displays (33 posts)

  1. byfarthersteps
    Posted 10 years ago #

    To get the API key, go here.

    Macmanx, I tried creating a trackback ping via this, but it didn't show up in Technorati and it didn't update my incoming links. :-/

  2. James Huff
    Support Team Rep.
    Posted 10 years ago #

    TestTrack does not ping any update services, so it wouldn't have shown up in Technorati. And, the link in question needs to be catalogued in Technorati before it can be displayed in the Incoming Links.

    It sounds like you may be getting Incoming Links confused with trackbacks.

    "TrackBack was designed to provide a method of notification between websites: it is a method of person A saying to person B, 'This is something you may be interested in.' To do that, person A sends a TrackBack ping to person B." Trackbacks are listed alongside your comments. More info: http://codex.wordpress.org/Introduction_to_Blogging#Trackbacks

    Incoming Links are links to your blog (or articles on your blog) from any blog which is catalogued by Technorati.

    Generally, Incoming Links and Trackbacks are used together. For example, if I enjoyed an article that you wrote about dogs, I would decide to publish an article on my blog about "This Great Dog Article". I would then link to your great dog article in my article, and send a trackback to your article in order to notify you that I have published an article which links to yours. Then, pretty-much within an hour, Technorati will catalogue the fact that my article links to yours and it will catalogue that as an Incoming Link for your blog. Once Technorati has catalogued it, it should appear under your Incoming Links section. Even if I did not send a trackback, Technorati would have still catalogued my article as an Incoming Link for your blog.

  3. byfarthersteps
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You know what? I just got a recent trackback and so I switched my index.php back to the original (Glad I kept a back up!!) and guess what? Yup, it worked just fine.

    Wish there was a way to turn that off. Makes me paranoid. I'd rather they just stay there even if they are old and dusty and smell like an old lady.

    You are correct, I didn't understand the difference between a ping and a trackback.

    Thanks for the edukaton! :)

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