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  • I just noticed today that I am getting what is clearly spam showing up in my incoming links in my Dashboard.These sites are not actually linking to me so how they got there is anyone’s guess.

    Sites like this: http://familyvalu.info/stock-trading.html and many others are ticking me off.I feel violated and used.

    How do I rid my Dashboard of them?

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  • Bhoney, I had the same problem myself sigh. 🙁 I had to email http://www.technorati.com support, directly..and they seemed to have removed the “links” I thought were “spam” related. 😉 Maybe you should try that as well then.. even though it took a couple of days before it was done.. but hey.. it’s done atleast..

    spencerp

    Thank you spencerp, I did what you said and 2 days later the spam is gone, even though Technorati never personally contacted me back 🙂

    Perhaps this can be marked as resolved?

    Thank you spencerp, I did what you said and 2 days later the spam is gone, even though Technorati never personally contacted me back 🙂

    No problem. =) And yeah, they never contacted me about it either.. =/ Just two or three days later, it was gone.. =) Which, is still nice lol..

    spencerp

    You can edit wp-admin /index.php to remove the incoming links. I just did this to protect my prostate cancer site’s blog from spam links. In “old” W-P (1.5) this is the code to remove:
    <?php
    $rss = @fetch_rss('http://feeds.technorati.com/cosmos/rss/?url='. trailingslashit(get_option('home')) .'&partner=wordpress');
    if ( isset($rss->items) && 0 != count($rss->items) ) {
    ?>
    <div id="incominglinks">
    <h3><?php _e('Incoming Links'); ?> <cite><a href="http://www.technorati.com/cosmos/search.html?url=<?php echo trailingslashit(get_option('home')); ?>&amp;partner=wordpress"><?php _e('More'); ?> &raquo;</a></cite></h3>
    <ul>
    <?php
    $rss->items = array_slice($rss->items, 0, 10);
    foreach ($rss->items as $item ) {
    ?>
    <li><a href="<?php echo wp_filter_kses($item['link']); ?>"><?php echo wp_specialchars($item['title']); ?></a></li>
    <?php } ?>
    </ul>
    </div>
    <?php } ?>

    *****************
    Bye-bye!

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