One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An automatic notification sent when a link has been created to a person's blog post from an external website, allowing a reciprocal link to that website to be created.‘at times it seems as if these posts just go out into the ether and disappear, so it's nice to get a pingback once in a while’
- ‘Short of closing off comments and pingbacks permanently, there is no way for a blogger to avoid spam.’
- ‘I see a lot of "pingbacks" in the comments section.’
- ‘Quite frankly I find those pingbacks really annoying.’
- ‘My site went on that same day to receive over 50 pingbacks!’
- ‘When you link to another blog, they'll typically get notified (via a pingback) that someone has mentioned them.’
- ‘I actually thought the pingback for this was spam.’
- ‘Since the relaunch of this section in September 2005, we've included blog pingbacks among the "letters" section, recognising that people might not want to write a letter, or even send us an email.’
- ‘This works for trackbacks and pingbacks too, and we even go the extra step of whitelisting domains that are in your blogroll.’
- ‘I appreciate the encouragement, and you're more than welcome on the pingback!’
- ‘It repinged back when I republished it, so I had to manually go and delete the pingbacks on the old post.’
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