The question about the trends script with trackbacks was wether a few hundred backlinks was worth the trouble, and it wasn’t. I wrote a second routine to grab the most common significant words from excerpts, and do a second search to grab better results and up to five trackbacks per page.
So I put that online, it grabbed 4000 backlinks in an hour and overloaded the host server.
Baidu, radian6 and google had stepped up indexing after I added sitewide tags and that didnt show up in analytics, the site got the trackback validations and crawlers and the server went haywire. It is a shared host, the resources are too limited to run that kind site on. I put it on hold till I find a solution for the hosting,
Google of course penalised the site with PR0 and dropped the domain from the serp on its main keywords, but in Yahoo it ranks about 20 out of 360 million result pages and in MSN it ranks no 1. I was thinking about adding a translator plugin and see if I can get some traffic from Baidu.