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.