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#1 reseo


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:46 PM



I tried very hard to understand the trackback and pingback function within WordPress.

I found the official wordpress article here:



however... I do not really understand - and I don't know if I should turn it on or off.

And if it's activated and turned on, how does it effect ranking ?


Thank you so much for any little info !


#2 Jill


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 07:02 PM


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 02:59 AM

I'll second that.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:28 AM

It will not affect ranking in any significant way unless you allow a lot of spambots to drop bad trackbacks on your sites.

The "xmlrpc.php" script is being widely abused by botnets these days, even to the point where they can take an entire server offline.

It's a wonderful idea to allow bloggers to notify each other of when they mention each other's sites, but its day has come and gone.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:29 PM

thx a lot - appreciate the input and will set all to off. have enough from the spammers flooding my comments.. crazy...

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