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“Possibly Related Posts”
04-25-08, 9:54 pm
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Yuck, an improvement.  I’ll try it for a week or so.  I can’t decide if it’s creepy, big brother-y, nosy, or just weird.  Note ‘helpful’ and ‘interesting’ weren’t chosen words.
From WordPress-In a feature we’re calling possibly related posts we’ll now try to show posts related to yours a little section at the end. If we find any posts on your blog that are related, we’ll put those at the very top and in bold. Next we’ll show other posts from around WordPress.com, and finally we’ll check if there’s anything in the mainstream media.

The result is a handful of links that should provide you and your visitors something interesting to check out. On blogs that cover the same topics frequently related posts could cause a 5-10% increase in traffic overnight. You could also start to see traffic from lots of other blogs. It’s a bit of an experiment, and we’ll be tweaking it a lot based on your feedback and the data that we collect once everything is live.

Right now this is just for English blogs, but we’re working on the technology to roll this out for every language we support. We’ll also be adding some ways for you to tweak the results to your liking.

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Possibly related posts is just a hat burn for me too, I do not need it or like it as most so caldPossibly related posts have nothing to do with any post I make.

Comment by Global Hobbies

I don’t like this either. I don’t want to promote blogs or anything else from people I don’t know.

Comment by Robin

My first ‘possibly related posts’ were from a nice man who writes about the Battle of Bull Run, a woman who seems to write about military wives, and one of those whacko Christian wives who think they aren’t equal to men.
The second group included a post from February of 2007, and one from Eonline.
I may not even last a week with this crap.

Comment by Wry

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