Blogger Hacks, Categories, Tips & Tricks

Saturday, May 20, 2006
Another way to track the status & traffic of your blog comes our way from This is a neat little sidebar widget that queries search engines for your most recent inbound links and outputs them in a list. The service is currently free, although the "what's this?" link at the bottom of the box flashes an ad when you select it. For a review of the service, (and an interesting "marketing" challenge w/ a cash prize attached) see Technology Evangelist. Two ways to look at this, of course.... it tells you who linked to you, and tells your readers how authoritative you are based on how authoritative your inbounds are, but it also serves as an automatic backlink on your site for anyone who links in, including those ever creative "marketers"...

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Posted at 11:26 AM by John.
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Anonymous Harmony said...
Hi John,
At first it seems like a great way to say "Hey, look, my site is popular." But, I could see some not so wholesome sites exploiting the system by linking to you from every page of thier site, thus eventually getting a high spot on your list. Unless the sitemaster can block certain sites from showing up, I'd take a raincheck. Great blog!

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