Spreading the love – does it help?

This blog does a lot of spreading the love in the form of linking to other blogs and useful articles that I think will be helpful to people who are interested in web design and web education.

I don’t do it because I want return links or mentions on other blogs. I do it to catalog the information that I think is helpful to me and others who share my interests.

The other day I was looking through incoming links and referrals and realized that I get a lot of referrals from spam sites who have no reason to link to me. I think the reasoning from the spammers is that I will see the link in my referrals, click on it, go to their spam site and they can download something malicious to my computer.

What I don’t get are referrals from places where I’ve guest posted, or from BlogHer, or from eHow. Those are places where I would expect to see incoming links and referrals. Nada. It’s as if WordPress never heard of any of those places.

I do see people coming in from searches, from Twitter, from Stumble Upon, and from Facebook. But not from places where there should be incoming links.

Which makes me wonder if the outgoing clicks from my useful link posts even register as incoming links on the target blogs and sites.

4 thoughts on “Spreading the love – does it help?

  1. Hi V,

    I don’t do it because I want return links or mentions on other blogs. I do it to catalog the information that I think is helpful to me and others who share my interests.

    I thought I would comment because thats how I run mine.

    I go looking for news for two blogs. One which is my country news, the other Malaysia news.

    When I find a useful snippet I take some lines and then Always credit back via a link to the article.

    Example this week: Three posting on the same subject needing an update three time.

    It was Malaysia — Sarawak and the log-jam.

    About the spammers, I don’t allow comments, I also have Askimet which picks up any spam. Any spam has to be approved by me and of course never is lol

    Have a great day V!
    K

  2. Hi V,

    LoL I used to copy the whole lot in my newer days to the Internet, someone said about that time (seemed right to me) that the Internet was free for all.

    That was till I made a site for my Kynismar Miss Millie site and did’nt want her pics stealing. About the time when right clicked worked if you did’nt know much..ahahah

    Then someone said more recently it was bad not to link back so now I take but a small amount and they get the visitors like I do.

    Just one innocent comment from strangers can change your whole outlook on how you do view what you do on your sites.

    Even with the best intentions you can still get things wrong.

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