Pingbacks and Trackbacks

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What do you guys think about pingbacks and trackbacks? Do you turn them off on your wordpress sites or do you think some of them can provide value?
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    I basically turn off it on my blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    I load them up and have a massive list.

    When I create a post on my blog, I get indexed within minutes. (I'd say within seconds, but don't want to seem overly confident).

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    PS: My site has been around for many years, maybe that plays a factor, but I think instantly pinging definitely expedites search engine placement.
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    • Profile picture of the author UMS
      Originally Posted by Sarevok View Post

      I load them up and have a massive list.

      When I create a post on my blog, I get indexed within minutes. (I'd say within seconds, but don't want to seem overly confident).

      :]

      PS: My site has been around for many years, maybe that plays a factor, but I think instantly pinging definitely expedites search engine placement.
      But that's not a pingback is.

      A pingback and trackback are notifications of links from other sites to your site.

      Personally I don't allow them, but they are definitely useful to keep track of.
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      • Profile picture of the author RedWaterDub
        Trackbacks and pingbacks are notifications of links back to your site in form of a comment on your blog...so basically by allowing trackbacks you are creating a reciprocal link.. which is probably not a good idea.
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  • I turn them off. I don't like getting notified when I post a new blog. I already know I posted a new blog
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