It used to be that the incoming links list on my WordPress dashboards were either empty or, in the case of this blog and SFAW, were full of links from the LiveJournal mirror. But something has changed. Suddenly lots of sites are linking to my sites. And it is pretty clear what is happening – if a site has me blogrolled, or indeed linked anywhere else on their home page, then every time it makes a new post I get an incoming link, regardless of whether that post links to me. I’m not sure if this is useful or not, and I have no idea whether it is affecting my Technorati rating (not that I pay much attention to it these days). I think this may explain a mystery that Mike Glyer asked me about a week or two ago. Has anyone else noticed it, and does it appear to be an issue with WordPress or the way that web servers keep statistics?
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Cheryl Morgan is the former non-fiction editor for Clarkesworld Magazine. The magazine won two Hugo Awards while she was on the staff.
Cheryl Morgan is the editor of Salon Futura
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