What is a pingback?

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  • #1204113

    0918kswag
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    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.

    #1204305

    timethief
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    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/

    #1204306

    0918kswag
    Member

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

    #1204312

    raincoaster
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    #1204313

    0918kswag
    Member

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

    #1204315

    timethief
    Member

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

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