I noticed referral visits from viagara sites and Spanish sex sites. Not the sort of content that I want MY posts linked to...
(1) a referral is is where a visitor came from, why are you saying anything about who you link to based on a referral?
(2) Why do you think that the visitors that came from a viagara/sex related referrer came from the plugin?
My site is PR3. NONE of the links I received had PR. I'm glad to help out but I need to know that higher PR links will be linking back, not lower.
We are going to be offering a plugin extension soon that will allow you to control the PR of inbound/outbound links. The extensions will be modularized so you don't have to buy a "Pro version" of the plugin but rather you buy only the specific plugin extensions that appeal to you since every site is different.
I also need to know that the links are relative to the overall blog intention, which is not selling viagara or sexy ladies.
We have filters in place to limit those types of sites in the network and we are always improving on the general network filtering.
We do not link to/from your posts based on your overall blog theme. Links are delivered on a post page level and they are relative to the post itself, not the overall blog theme.
There will be available extensions for sale that will allow tighter control over linking restrictions.
Since the links from your plugin never showed up in my dashboard, I used another statistic tool to review them. I do not have an example of the wp-admin links but I'm sure you know what a wordpress login screen looks like. That was all I could see.
If you can provide an example of a problem, we will fix it but with such a generic statement, there is little that we can do. Send a screen capture to our support email address.
I'm not of a mind that I should have to re-write my posts to make your plugin work. Maybe you could add an option where the user can seed the plugin with keywords they want to have it use for matches, similar to the way that All in One SEO works.
This is a terrible idea (no offense) because it opens the door to people writing about one thing, say viagra, and then seeding the post for a different topic altogther. This is similar to the way the web worked back when search engines used meta keyword tags for matching.
If we used keywords to define post matching and people were lying to game the system, as they surely would, then a post about iphones would be linking to a post about viagra because the viagra post was seeded for the term iphone.
This is why the our plugin works the same way that Google does. It analyzes your post content, extracts the main topic from the content, and then matches based on that. This is the best way to keep posts about iphones matching other posts about iphones.
This model works perfectly on well written blog posts about a specific topic.
The all-in-one seo plugin allows you to tell it what your posts are about using keywords because you can be trusted not to lie since you are only linking to yourself. Since we provide cross site linking, we do not have the luxury of trusting keywords as spammers would exploit that trust.
The YARRP plugin places related posts right where they should be, which is immediately below my post. The whole idea is to keep them at MY site longer. Your plugin, since posts are related but not at my site, should present content below that.
We are going to offer an extension option that allows you to place our output wherever you want so you can place it under YARPP if you want. or anywhere in your layout. This feature is not going to be part of the basic plugin. You will have the option to buy the extension.
Look. You did something I couldn't do and I appreciate that. Your plugin appears to have too many bugs right now. I'll give it a try when more people are saying that it works.
Matching on content vs. keywords is not a bug.
Not having advanced PR filters for free is not a bug.
Placing network links under the post content vs. under YARPP, for those that have YARPP, is not a bug.
The plugin does a great deal of SEO for your site for free and you will have the option to buy the extensions if you want more advanced features. We have many happy network members. Perhaps you will be one in the future. If not, no worries and thanks for the suggestions.