On Snipsly it says that one of my bookmarks has had a 'pingback', could somebody enlighten me?
Thanks in advance
I'll try to help.
Let's say you write an article on your blog about Aphids.
Julie reads your article and really likes it, so she links to it from her blog.
The pingback occurs when a notice is placed on your article that Julie has linked to it. From there, readers of your article can then follow the link back to where Julie linked to you.
In a sense, it creates a link between the two blog articles based upon that link. Reader's of Julie's blog can follow the link to your article and readers of your article can follow the pingback to where Julie linked to your article.
So, in a nutshell, it's a portal between your article and a link created by someone else.
And why have I tiptoed through this explanation instead of jsut saying 'it's a link between two articles that goes both ways' - because it's not ...
If I commented on someone else's article and placed a link to your article then the pingback would return the reader from your article to where I commented. As such, the doorway returns to the point from which it originates.
I hope this helps.
Nicely said. I actually understood. Thank you Yoshi!
Awesome, I think I got that! So somebody must have linked to my bookmark, which is great (but very odd!). Many thanks!
Was it necessary to SHOUT it out, when it was only an example? Duh!
thanks for saving me from having to write all this i was gonna explain it but you already did.
Thanks Yoshi. Ehem.....now my silly question:
Is this just okay, good or great. Is this backlinking?
I think it's when you hit the served ball back in ping-pong.
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