Who's linking to your blog?Wednesday, May 11, 2005
To see how many blogs or sites have linked to your blog over the last 30 days, with graphs of links per day both inbound and outbound, try searching for your blog URL on Pubsub's SiteStats page. [Updated 19 Jan 2006 as they've changed their site round since the original post.]
try the search box at the top of the Linkrank page at Pubsub. That link leads to a page listing the top 100 linked-to sites, which takes a while to load, so if you're impatient just enter your blog or site URL in the box below and hit the button (you can leave out the initial "http://" from your URL but - this is important! - do NOT include any final "/index.html" in the URL you enter, or it won't work - at least, it didn't for me):
(This Pubsub linkcount search page I sussed out isn't listed on their site, but loads much more quickly as it doesn't include the top 100. My form above does exactly the same thing, though.)
Should anyone be remotely interested in my recent inlinks (if only to see an example!), here's my own 30-day linkcount history.
Code for your blog templateIf you want to put a link in your blog template which people - like you! - can click to check that history for your own blog, just insert the code
<a href="http://www.pubsub.com/site_stats.php?site=<$BlogURL$>">Your link text here</a>into your template, for Blogger (changing "Your link text here" to whatever text you like, of course). Or if you're not on Blogger change <$BlogURL$> to whatever code is shorthand on your platforom to represent your blog's URL - or you could just hardcode in the exact link (it's quicker if you leave out the "http://") e.g. in the example above I just used <a href="http://www.pubsub.com/site_stats.php?site=consumingexperience.blogspot.com">
Points to noteNote that the linkcount tool counts links to your blog only if the blog or site linking to you has a site feed which contains those links (instead of e.g. just headlines or summaries of the post or Webpage). In other words, they only count links appearing in newsfeeds.
Also the info about inbound links isn't as good as say Technorati's:
- you can check out exactly who linked to you (as opposed to how many sites or links have linked to you) only for the last 10 days not the full 30 days, and[updated as they've now enabled 30-day look back]
- they only provide a link back to the main page of the blog or site which linked to you, rather than the URL of the exact post or page containing that link.
I'm planning to write a full general intro to Pubsub, which calls itself a "matching service" rather than a search engine, along the lines of my guide to Technorati tags - if I can get some answers out of them, that is. If not, I'll just be posting loads of issues and queries I've had about their service instead!
Meanwhile, to coin a phrase, enjoy egolinkcounting...
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