I liked the referer plugin I had on the old blosxom blog, and I found a similar plugin for WordPress. At the bottom of the right sidebar you should find all the inbound links as well as some stats and such. I’m not 100% sure I’m going to keep this, but for now I am playing with it. It does help me discover inbound links faster than Technorati or Feedster sometimes. The downside is that it really makes my blood boil when I get referral spam. There are some anti-spam measures in here, but nothing can protect from those spam pages full of actual links in to you that have been harvested from Google or wherever. If/when this stops being fun, I’ll yank it out but for now I’m enjoying it.
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