All Pingbacks Removed
With apologies to those wordpress.com bloggers who have linked to my content, last week I deleted all published pingbacks. This was carried out absolutely ruthlessly, using the comment filter and mass deletion tool.
As well as the pingbacks, a number of comments were also deleted, although these were given consideration prior to removal. Andything that looked vaguely spammy saw the bottom of the rubbish bin, anything that had a link to a spammy website similarly binned.
I will resume approving some pingbacks again, provided these conform as follows.
- Genuine WordPress.com personal blogs. (Bloggers Note: If you refer and link to my articles in your posts without rel=nofollow code, I would much rather give your blog a genuine followable link from my blog – if I can somehow build it into the context of this blog!)
Subject to approval
- Genuine WordPress.com blogs run by owner operated cottage industries as a primary source of publicity.
- Genuine blogs operated by other owner operated small businesses. (Not necessarily limited to WordPress.com blogs).
Totally banned: Pingbacks from any blog or site with the following content will not be published
Quality Links Only
That’s it, I am not desperate to get backlinks to my blogs or websites. Not from splogs, low grade websites, and such rubbish. Of course links from GOOD sites with RELEVANT content are welcome.
Links to my other sites:
WordPress bloggers, if you link to any of my sites (from the sites listed under “GRAPHICLINE’ or ‘RECOMMENDED BLOGS’), please let me know and I will more than likely link back to your blog or site too! I don’t track pinbacks on all these, or even on all content so cannot return the favour unless I find the link eventually through site stats.
Use any of the contact forms on any of my sites or blogs to send the information – and include the linked url as well.
I may link to another article, or just to your blog front page.
The Hard Measures Taken
If anyone is wondering why this sudden and drastic action to delete the pings, It was a knee-jerk reaction to Panda 2.5 – Unecessary of course as the pings are not followed, but as said a reaction – as well as looking at content for duplications and some updating in a bit of an affort to clean up the blog.