Automatically generated wordpress links

What do we think about these?

I mean, I can see the advantage of them and in fact I’m seeing visitors to some of my posts from other peoples auto-generated lists, but mostly their not that relevant.

Possibly Related?
This is a brilliant example, the above are supposedly related to my “My name in lights” post, one is a link to someone talking about how nice a Lemon cake looks, one is a poem, and the other (shock horror) is a guy who’s just seen his name on the board to his local church. They all mention the word “name” and “lights” but that hardly makes them relevant!

Do I turn them off and lose some visitors but gain control of my links?

I’m going to monitor this, but generally not impressed with this feature so far 😦

add to del.icio.us :: Bookmark Post in Technorati :: Add to Blinkslist :: add to furl :: Digg it :: add to ma.gnolia :: Stumble It! :: add to simpy :: seed the vine :: :: :: TailRank :: post to facebook :: Bookmark on Google :: Add to Netscape :: Share on Yahoo :: Add this to Live

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2 Responses to “Automatically generated wordpress links”

  1. Collin Says:

    Honestly? They are awful. I really don’t like them – mostly they are not related at all and in my humble opinion are just another way for wordpress.com to game the google juice.

    If you turn them off, can I suggest you go into your control panel and turn off the “snapshots” on links too?

    You might want to have a peek in the wp.com forum about all the issues around PRL and Snap Shots.

  2. osblues Says:

    Thanks Collin, I’m definitely leaning towards turning them off. The more I see them the more they annoy me!

    I’ll have to read up on the Snap Shots thing, I’m not really sure what they do at the mo’.


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