I am developing a website on my localhost and i just notice a bunch of incoming links in the dashboard's incoming links section, which doesn't look valid.

When i visit the urls i don't see a reffer to my localhost/domain.com.

the only plugin i had active was "Regenerate Thumbnails". I disabled the plugin but i can still see the links.

How can i fix this?


  • its something that you shouldn't worried about. – Sisir Mar 4 '12 at 13:05

The incoming links widget is asking Google for links to the domain you’re on right now. If your domain is localhost you get a lot of links – because that’s a very common domain name. Unfortunately, some people don’t clean up their data when they move from localhost to the world wide web, and then Google will find these links. :)

Nothing to worry about.

  • tx what do you do if you were making a theme for a client? edit the google search url or just hide it? curious – alex Mar 5 '12 at 7:40
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    @alex You set up a custom local domain, for example client.dev. No back links. :) – fuxia Mar 5 '12 at 16:31

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