What is a 'pingback'?

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    ryankettposted 8 years ago

    On Snipsly it says that one of my bookmarks has had a 'pingback', could somebody enlighten me?

    Thanks in advance

    1. yoshi97 profile image63
      yoshi97posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'll try to help. smile

      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. smile

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Nicely said. I actually understood. lol lol lol lol big_smile Thank you Yoshi! smile

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        lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Yoshi

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        ryankettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Awesome, I think I got that! So somebody must have linked to my bookmark, which is great (but very odd!). Many thanks!

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        baconmidgetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        WELL WHO THE H*LL IS JULIE?

        1. Cagsil profile image81
          Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Was it necessary to SHOUT it out, when it was only an example? Duh! roll lol lol lol

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            baconmidgetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            it was for dramatic comedic perposes cags lol

            1. yoshi97 profile image63
              yoshi97posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              LMAO! I'll never tell who Julie is. tongue  haha!

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        baconmidgetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        thanks for saving me from having to write all this i was gonna explain it but you already did.

      6. viryabo profile image86
        viryaboposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Yoshi. Ehem.....now my silly question:
        Is this just okay, good or great. Is this backlinking?

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    I think it's when you hit the served ball back in ping-pong.

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      ryankettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol thank you for not helping in the slightest, but making me laugh nonetheless.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
        Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks-- it was just another way of saying "I have no idea".

  3. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    roll

 
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