I noticed some new activity in the wordpress support forum for the thread: SEO Your WordPress Blog (some good info linked to in there).
A new plugin was announced:
Backlinks draws a nice graph that shows how your number of inbound links develop over time using the MSN Search API together with nuSOAP to count the backlinks
You’ll need a MSN Search Application ID (just login with your MSN passport/hotmail info).
I installed this plugin a few minutes ago so it’s too early for me to say how well this works, but it was a simple install – drop it in your plugins folder, add your MSN ID and bam! You’re rolling.
Give it a shot if you’re interested in your backlink growth (or non-growth). Surely I can’t be the only person obsessed with backlinks :grin:.