Blogger Tip: Trackback Pings Redux

Let’s go through an example of using a trackback, step by step.

  1. First, make a post on your own blog that talks about Chasing the Wind. “Michael said something interesting at “Chasing the Wind.”
  2. Now come to Chasing the Wind and find this post. You can find my permalink by clicking on the title, “Blogger Tip: Trackback Pings Redux.” The permalink for this post is http://www.chasingthewind.net/index.php?p=177 and should be listed in your browser’s address bar.
  3. Once you click the title of this post, look at the bottom of my post but before the comments begin. There should be a link that says, “Trackback URI”. When your mouseover it, and if your browser supports it, it should say http://www.chasingthewind.net/wordpress/wp-trackback.php/177. Put your mouse on it, right-click it, and choose “Copy shortcut”.
  4. Ok, now you have all the information you need to fill out the SimpleTracks form. There are five lines to fill out:
  5. Press “Submit” and wait 10 seconds or so. You should get a message that says Pinging http://www.chasingthewind.net/wordpress/wp-trackback.php/177… Success!

That’s it; you have a new link on my site that points back to your site, increasing the number of readers for both of us. Practice on this post if you want to. 🙂