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What is a pingback?

  1. I noticed someone put a pingback or something like that as a comment. Can someone help me to understand what that is?

    The blog I need help with is ilikelanguages.wordpress.com.

  2. When another blogger backlinks to one of your posts in a post of their own there's a pingback sent. When you backlink to an earlier post in your own blog in a new post a pingback is sent.
    See here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/comments/pingbacks/

  3. So basically, a backlink means they mention you in their post and they are putting a link to your blog where they mentioned you?

  4. So basically, a backlink means they mention you in their post and they are putting a link to your blog where they mentioned you?

  5. A backlink is not a mention. It's a link and links are the currency of the blogosphere.

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