Self praise is probably the only praise some people get, even if, and let’s be honest here, this is usually the case, that praise is a little bit over the top. So when I read about Google and their abilities I sometime simply facepalm.
A prime example is the Google Blog Search link which is included on the Admin page of WordPress weblogs. It used to be Technorati linked, and then, when you opened the menu, a whole wealth of links would be shown where you, the blog owner, had either been active yourself, or someone had taken the time to link in after reading one of your posts.
Sometime in the past WordPress – that is Automattic – changed this and decided that Google Blog Search was the way forward. It may well be that Technorati, which went badly downhill a while back after an appearance and interface change, was no longer available, or that the API changed, or the people behind Automattic simply had no interest in Technorati any more and wanted to gain the backing of Google. Whatever.
My link menu shows no links. There was one a while back, very, very old, but it disappeared. The link is still there, but the record has disappeared. I know that I have many hundreds of links across the Internet, some from comments I have made to others, some from friendly links in blogrolls, some from comments others make in their posts on things that I have written here. They are all for nought, because Google doesn’t seem to see them.
Today, however, I was surprised to see that a link had appeared in my link menu, one which I didn’t recognise. I clicked through and discovered it is to a comment I made on another blog on September 8 last year.
Way to go Google!
Love & Kisses, Viki.