The Importance Of Trackbacks

March 17, 2007 – 8:50 pm | by Bill

This morning I was writing ICANN Has Terminated Registerfly, and as I was entering the trackback links I had the idea to post about what trackbacks do. I checked my RSS feeds and then I found a post over at Daily Cup Of Tech about The Importance of Trackbacks. I guess the author read my mind.

I’ve recently been using trackbacks a lot to link to posts on blogs that relate to the subject that I am talking about, for example in my last post I put one of my old posts as trackbacks, as I had talked about my problems with Registerfly in the post.


Using the trackback feature in WordPress is very simple. All you do is visit the post to get the trackback URL, and then you enter the url into the trackback field of the post that you are writing.

Sending trackbacks to other blogs can generate more traffic for your blog, as people reading the comments will see the link to your post. Sometimes trackbacks are seperated from comments on sites so they are more visible.

If you are not using trackbacks on your WordPress blog, you may want to consider it.

  1. 2 Responses to “The Importance Of Trackbacks”

  2. By Tyler Ingram on Mar 17, 2007 | Reply

    I’ve been looking at solutions for trackbacks on my blog. Unfortunately because it is custom built (by me) I have yet to find a decent PHP class to handle the trackbacks.

    I did manage to find a decent tutorial, but I need to reconfigure PHP to handle a XMLRPC package. Though I should really look into it as I agree that trackbacks are a good thing and some people have already requested them on my site. I’d like to see who’s linking what of mine on their site one day.

  3. By Bill on Mar 17, 2007 | Reply

    I hope that you are able to get it working. Would it be easy to setup trackbacks using that tutorial?

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