When BlueHatSEO released their Ping Crawl WordPress plugin, let me tell you – it looked perfect for the case study I was about to do. The only problem I could see was the number of backlinks it would generate would be too many too fast, especially for a smaller network. So my first task was I needed to take down the number of backlinks per post. I decided 1 per post would be good to just continually add automated backlinks on for a little while.
Next I decided that 1 per post was too many, considering the fact that I would be generating almost 1500 pages of content a day. 1500 backlinks per day to a blog that is pretty much completely crap… that wouldn’t be too good, now would it? I decided to take the trackback posts down to a frequency of one in five. Aka 1 out of every 5 posts would get 1 link (theoretically – do a search in the code for “rand” and you’ll find it).
Oh, and of course to make the plugin a little more automated friendly, it fetches those trackback links based on your TITLE, not your tags. The main reason I wanted this change was I wanted to use it for not only with my custom splogs, but I wanted to try it also with my Datapresser account.
So without further hesitation, here’s the code (and of course you’re not required to give me anything for the modifications, but I don’t mind a backlink or two. :))