Is There an Advantage to Using Trackbacks?

by Josh Garcia on October 20, 2010

Trackbacks and Pingbacks

Building backlinks with Trackbacks or Pingbacks

If you are reading this, I’m sure you’ve heard of trackbacks or pingbacks.

Let me share a strategy that is just as effective as commenting on other blogs.

When you know how simple these strategies are to implement. You’ll be asking yourself why didn’t I implement this earlier.

If you are looking to add more links to your blog. You can simply start commenting on similar blogs to accomplish this.

Blog commenting hands down is a powerful tool to use when looking at driving traffic to your blog…There is no question it will give you visibility.

What if you don’t have the time to comment on other blogs?

The strategy I’m going to share with you is just as powerful and less time consuming.

What is Trackbacks and Pingbacks?

Information about Pingbacks and Trackbacks

For those that seek more knowledge about blogging pingbacks and trackbacks, find a quick explanation below from the blogging masters WordPress.

Why are trackbacks or pingbacks valuable for traffic

When you use a trackback/pingback it increase the visibility of your personal blog. If you have trackbacks pointing to your blog it seems more credible.

When someone takes your post and use it on their blog with a link pointing back to your blog. This informs readers about your blog.

The chances of readers visiting your blog is high especially if they use it the same way I did above.

Also, every trackback made, assuming it is a legitimate one adds credibility to your blog. Do realize that some trackbacks are spam, especially if they are there only to link to another site.

Simple way to increase your numbers of trackbacks

If you post frequently, then you won’t have a  problem. What I mean by frequently 2-3 times a week. Make sure that your post is good quality. Bloggers will trackback to post that are easy to read and not boring.

Make sure that the trackback link provides value to your readers. You don’t want it to look like spam.

If you trackback to a blog that has no relevant to your blog. There is a good change that the notification is going to be removed. The blog owner usually has to approve before publishing it on their blog.

The main reason for this, no one wants to find their blog to be targeted for spam. If you are providing value to readers and the blog author, your request will be approved and now you have an incoming link to your blog.

Understand that this strategy works well when you are receiving a good number of visitors. It also depends how often you create quality posts.

Go enjoy receiving those trackbacks and providing links to other authors. :)

To Your Success,

Josh Garcia

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Patricia@lavenderuses October 21, 2010 at 9:51 am

As a relatively newbie blogging I found this post really helpful. Thanks Josh for the easy to understand explanation. I have had some pingbacks to my site where my post or site has been mentioned in someone’s article. Also some links from other sites I regularly visit. Heaps to learn but glad I came over to read this.
Patricia Perth Australia
.-= Patricia@lavenderuses´s last blog ..Lavender Recipes-Flower Power in the Kitchen =-.

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Josh Garcia October 21, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Hi Patricia,

There are advantages of using trackbacks and pingbacks. You can create backlinks with it.

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Jonathan Sweeting October 21, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Hey Josh hows it going? Very informative on how pings work. I have to say commenting on other blogs is how I got started in this blogging game and although am not a full time blogger like You guys, I really enjoy reading and commenting with You guys.

Take it easy bro,
Jonathan
.-= Jonathan Sweeting´s last blog ..Give Me Free MLM Leads Online or Give Me Death =-.

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Josh Garcia October 21, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Hi Jonathan,

It’s great to have a blogging buddy like you. I always enjoy reading your cheerful comments. :)

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Allan Ward October 21, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Hey Josh,

Great article. It’s always good when someone else links to one of your articles – it’s a form of social proof. At the moment I’m getting more spam trackbacks linking to my blog but Akismet catches most of them. I do try and link to other relevant articles and a trackback is a good way of letting the other blogger know that you’ve linked to them

Have a great day.

Allan
.-= Allan Ward´s last blog ..The Kajabi Myth =-.

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Josh Garcia October 21, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Hi Allan,

Yeah, that can be a problem when you receive spam trackbacks linking to your blog. Guess what? That is a backlink pointing to your blog. :)

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Lani Kee - Mind Mapping Techniques October 21, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Aloha Josh, great post and luv those simple useful tools and I enjoyed the video clip, very informative. Thanks for sharing! Lanikee.com :)

PS..come by and visit and share a sweet comment. The benefits are sharing is caring! Mahalo!
.-= Lani Kee – Mind Mapping Techniques´s last blog ..Do Online Commentators Give Backlinks And PR Support =-.

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Josh Garcia October 21, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Hi Lani,

It is always great to share information like this. :)

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Elmar Sandyck October 22, 2010 at 6:03 am

Hi Josh,

Hope you are doing fine!

Great post Josh, thanks! Actually it was a question I had and it wasn’t compltely clear to me till now! At this moment I get more and more trackbacks & pingbacks to my site, and I didn’t know exactly how to handle them!

Thanks for clearing this out!

Elmar
.-= Elmar Sandyck´s last blog ..Facebook For Marketing- It’s The Next Big Thing =-.

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Josh Garcia October 25, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Hi Elmar,

Thanks for asking the question via Facebook. When you receive trackbacks & pingbacks, check the source before accepting. You want to make sure it is not from a spam site or blog.

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Elmar Sandyck October 27, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Will certainly do that Josh!
Thanks for this awesome post on request… :-)
Really appreciated.

Elmar
.-= Elmar Sandyck´s last blog ..What Is Your Leadership Strategy =-.

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Josh Garcia October 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Your welcome, buddy!

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Steve October 23, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Josh,

Good explanation on how trackbacks and pingbacks work. They can certainly be useful. You get to give credit to the original poseter and also get a backlink when doing it, a real win-win

Have a great weekend!
.-= Steve´s last blog ..Learn from Your Mistakes =-.

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Josh Garcia October 25, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Hi Steve,

I love win/win scenarios. :)

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Marcus Baker October 25, 2010 at 2:47 am

Hi Josh,

Good information that can help us to get more links and that’s always helpful. Thanks for sharing Josh.

~Marcus
.-= Marcus Baker´s last blog ..Did you Know Your Network Marketing Internet Business has no off Switch =-.

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Josh Garcia October 25, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Hi Marcus,

It is powerful when you strategically use it. :)

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Bryan Zimmerman October 26, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Great explanation of how trackbacks and pingbacks work. You’ve probably helped a good number of people just by explaining what they do, let alone your strategy.
.-= Bryan Zimmerman´s last blog ..MLM Scams How Much Value Do You Actually Give Your People =-.

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Josh Garcia October 26, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Hi Bryan,

Thanks for stopping by! I know it took me a while to really understand on how to use to it benefits everyone. :)

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Susanna Hess October 27, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Hey Josh,

This was interesting. Thank you for including the video, very informative. These are the things that I’ve taken longer to learn about, so I appreciate how clear you’ve made this.

Thanks!

Susanna
.-= Susanna Hess´s last blog ..Do Your Facebook Friends Want To Boot You When To Use Facebooks Remove Friend Option =-.

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Josh Garcia October 27, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Hi Susanna,

I know exactly what you mean. :)

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Oliver Tausend October 27, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Hi Josh,

informative post. I finally know what pingbacks and trackbacks are and how to use them. Powerful stuff, thanks for sharing and including the video.

Take care

Oliver
.-= Oliver Tausend´s last blog ..Outsourcing For Network Marketers – A Foundation =-.

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Josh Garcia October 27, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Hi Oliver,

It is powerful stuff when you know how to use them. :)

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kiaran October 27, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Hey Josh – another great post communicated clearly and the usual sharp content – thanks for sharing and I look forward to returning

cheers kiaran
.-= kiaran´s last blog ..50 Classic Inspirational Quotations =-.

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Josh Garcia October 28, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Hi Kiaran,

Thanks for the compliment.

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Wayne Wu October 28, 2010 at 7:45 am

Hey Josh,

Thanks for demystifying what trackbacks and pingbacks are. I don’t usually approve all of the ones I get because I know they are coming from spam sights. But on the other hand, if you do write good posts, you will get good trackbacks.

Take care,
Wayne
.-= Wayne Wu´s last blog ..A Simple Question to Help You Sort Out The Best Prospects =-.

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Josh Garcia October 28, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Hi Wayne,

Yes, you’ll have to monitor what is coming inbound. As the word gets out there. You’ll receive trackbacks and pingbacks from reputable blogs.

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Rob Franta October 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Thanks Josh this is great information, I have seen these many times and knew they were mostly a good thing. But I never knew exactly how they worked. The information is very helpful.
.-= Rob Franta´s last blog ..How to Get Unlimited High PR One-Way Back Links =-.

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Josh Garcia November 2, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Hi Rob,

That is great that you know a little bit more how trackbacks works and how to use it for your advantage. :)

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Tommy DiPietro | MLM Sales October 28, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Hi Josh,

I didn’t realize how powerful trackbacks can be. This sounds like a great strategy since I don’t have the time I used to have for blog commenting.

Always great stuff, I have some catching up to do.

Tommy D.

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Josh Garcia November 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Hi Tommy,

It is a simple strategy to implement if you are already blogging.

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Heather C Stephens@internet network marketing mlm blog October 28, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Hi Josh,

Thanks for the explanation. I have a much better understanding of trackbacks and pingbacks. I sometimes get pingbacks from tweets about my blog posts, are they beneficial like the ones you share here?

Thanks for the info! ;)

Heather
.-= Heather C Stephens@internet network marketing mlm blog´s last blog ..Mompreneur and Dadpreneur Routines to Grow a Business and a Family =-.

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Josh Garcia November 2, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Hi Heather,

Getting pingbacks from Tweets are powerful as well. It helps drive traffic!

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Karen Newman October 29, 2010 at 11:23 am

Josh,

Nice concise explanation. I love when people clearly state the reasons to use a particular technique or tool. Thank you for sharing. :)

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Josh Garcia November 2, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Hi Karen,

I agree with your comment! :)

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Jamal Mohamed November 3, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Your information is always a nice one to read,no audio this time your audio explanation is treat to hear.
.-= Jamal Mohamed´s last blog ..Earn from facebook and twitter =-.

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Josh Garcia November 3, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Hi Jamal,

It is great to know that you enjoyed this post. :)

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Mark Jakins November 8, 2010 at 6:42 am

Thank you Josh, for this education on linkbacks. I’m new to all this and find your information valueable to my ongoing education.
Mark
.-= Mark Jakins´s last blog ..Step 3 – HOW =-.

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Josh Garcia November 8, 2010 at 10:15 am

Hi Mark,

I must say thanks for stopping by here for some education. I do have a lot of information that I’ve learn over the past year!

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