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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To WordPress by Susan Gunelius

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Sending Trackbacks

Trackbacks, introduced in Chapter 4, are virtual shoulder taps to other bloggers letting them know you linked to their content on your blog. When another blog accepts your trackback, a link to your post is published in the comments section of the other blogger’s post. Furthermore, when other bloggers link to your content and send a trackback to you, links to their posts are included in the comments section of your posts, if your blog is configured to accept trackbacks (as discussed in Chapter 7).
 
Trackbacks are a great way to increase potential traffic to your blog and get on the radar screens of other bloggers who accept trackbacks. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to send trackbacks to other bloggers when you link ...

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