WordPress Pingback is a feature of WordPress that allows you to receive notifications when other bloggers link to your blog. It’s what powers the Trackbacks in older versions of WordPress and what replaced them in newer ones.
You can set it up so that each time someone links to your website, they send an email notification with the URL of their post back to you. This article will explain what Pingback is and the advantages it can give you.
If you’re linking to another blogger or author’s website and they have a Pingback enabled site, then they may be able to see your notification. They’ll either choose to allow the link on their page as long as it’s not too spammy (depending) or remove it altogether, if necessary, but at least we got the attention!
In any case, WordPress themes typically don’t display excerpted content from other people’s blogs unless specifically asked for by those writing in guest posts – which makes this all rather pointless since no one will ever know whether things were shared across social networks without
Advantages Of Pingbacks on Your Blog Posts
- Pingbacks are an excellent way of attracting traffic and boosting rankings for your blog. They’re SEO-friendly, so you’ll be able to rank higher in search engine optimizations.
- Bloggers, whose blogs you link to on your website or blog will also link back – this is an excellent way of promoting older content from your site!
- Bloggers could also find it helpful if they want people to come over to their site by pinging back one of your articles on the topic. It allows what goes around to come right back again via these little HTML codes called pingbacks.
You might not have noticed it, but there’s a warning for you. Don’t create pings back to the homepage of any blog or website because no notification is sent in that case. This means people won’t know who linked their post with yours!
The best way to use pingbacks on your posts is by using a mixture of them. Those from other bloggers. However, I don’t have too many because it can make the blog post messy and confusing for readers. Who may not know where you are going with all these links back at each other!
My recommendation would be one per 250 words in any given article/post. But this depends entirely upon the kind of tone you want your voice output (there’s an easy switch if needed).