Understanding Trackbacks And Knowing How To Use Them
Trackbacks is one of the things that people are assumed to know without having to be formally informed.
Because of this assumption, many have become ignorant of this important asset in blogging.
Trackbacks can be simply described as a communication channel used by a blog to notify one or more blogs about updates.
It was invented to notify blogs when they are referenced.
A trackback comprises of a link and an optional snippet text.
You may be wondering how trackbacks are enabled but it is glamorous noting that you do not require to enable trackbacks in your blog.
You will be responsible in moderating the trackbacks as you moderate your comments.
How it works
i. John blogs, writes an article on dating.
ii. James blogger writes concerning John blogs declaring it amazing.
iii. James sends trackbacks to John blog.
iv. John blog receives the trackback and sees the trackback in the comments moderation section.
This process is often automatic and you are only required to link to the post and have the rest handled for you.
Scribefire Firefox plug-in can be used to send trackbacks manually. Manual trackbacks are achieved through special URLs which are available on blogs.
In conclusion, trackbacks can be perceived as forms of commenting that helps bloggers notice what they have already written in their blogs and once they are published, people are meant to click them in order to find out what they have written.
Trackbacks are vulnerable to spammers but getting a clean link is achievable.
Though important, trackbacks get disabled when under attack so do not be so much overwhelmed about them.