Housekeeping: using Technorati backlinks instead of trackbacks now
This is just a small housekeeping note that on our English blogs here, you no longer see trackbacks. Well, you might be seeing some with some older posts, but we won’t accept any new ones. Instead, we’ll use what Technorati has and we’ll gather “blog reactions” from there.
So with all our posts in index and one post views, you’ll now see a “blog reactions” link that, when you click on it, does a Technorati search and shows you all other blogs that have written about the given post. So if you want to get some traffic when writing about us, just make sure that your blog is properly indexed by Technorati and we’ll pick it up from there.
We’ll be thinking what to do about the non-English blogs. Technorati is currently available in English and Japanese only and the link count tool doesn’t seem to be very easily localizable for us, so we’ll see about that.
The reason for this change was that we got sick of trackback spam, and many blogs don’t implement the trackback protocol but are still indexed fine in Technorati.