Pings & Pingbacks

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  • #669638

    nefertizahra
    Member

    Hi Anyone,

    Can you tell me what ping is? And what is pingback? How do I do it? Someone “pinged” my very new blog, but I’m not sure what that means, or if I’m supposed to do anything about it…?

    Thank you!

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

    #669806

    dlager
    Member

    Hi
    loosely, Pinging is one web service telling another that something is happening.

    most common example here at wordpress.com:
    one person has a blog post that has a either a quote or link to your blog. either manually or automatically sends a “pingback” to your blog.

    check this support page out

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pingbacks/

    if a pingback has shown up on in your comment moderation queue, than some blogger either reference your blog or link in someway or it was generated by the bloggers “related post”.

    #669809

    dlager
    Member

    Sigh.
    After you understand the pingback, understand the term “backlink”.

    A backlink is used specifically between blogs and websites when one is citing another URL (the website location) or quoting.

    Although a pingback is actually a technical means of backlinking:
    As far as I know, at wordpress.Com, a backlink is the same as a pingback.

    I mention this because the word “trackback” is used on the post editor page.

    #669847

    nefertizahra
    Member

    Thanx much for this info & link! ; – )

    #669888

    dlager
    Member

    Your welcome and Happy Blogging.

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