Trackbacks are important – Step #11

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Posted 29 Aug 2007 in Better Blogger

This is Step #11 in the 101 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger. If you are interested in joining me on this journey, please leave a comment and check my previous posts in this category – Better Blogger.

Use trackbacks.

Trackbacks have been instrumental in helping me find out what bloggers find interesting here. I also use trackbacks to let other bloggers know what I like on their sites. I need to strengthen my use of trackbacks, in order to build more organic linking, so I will definitely keep working on this more in the future.

Trackbacks are perhaps the second most important way to generate traffic to your site. If someone sees that you have left a trackback on an interesting or pillar post elsewhere, they will probably visit your site to see what you had to say about it. If you can expand on what you have already read and add some additional insight OR argue against the original posting, you may attract new readers! ❗

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  1. yep, trackbacks are important. sometimes in my commercial campaigns i like to ask for them. i first started because i was curious how many would do it. i found not everybody did of course, but some did. i wondered if it was because they didn’t know how or didn’t understand what a trackback is.

    either way, i’ve found the use of trackbacks important.

    • I think that a lot of people don’t have any idea what a trackback is. I didn’t know at first, but I did a little research on how trackbacks work and decided it was a worthwhile adventure for this site. :)