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What are Backlinks and Trackbacks

I´m sure you have heard about backlinks and trackbacks a lot while looking for information about how to get more traffic to your site, but not everyone knows the exact meaning of this terms that are very important for your blog. I´ll try to explain what Backlinks and trackbacks are and what are they for.

Backlinks are incoming links to a website or blog. In the search engine optimization (SEO) world, the number of backlinks is one indication of the popularity or importance of that website or blog . In basic link terminology, a backlink is any link received by a web node (web page, directory, website, or top level domain) from another web node.

Trackbacks are methods for Web or blog authors to request notification when somebody links to one of their documents. This enables authors to keep track of who is linking, and so referring, to their articles. Trackbacks are used primarily to facilitate communication between blogs; if a blogger writes a new entry commenting on, or referring to, an entry found at another blog, and both blogging tools support the TrackBack protocol, then the commenting blogger can notify the other blog with a "TrackBack ping"; the receiving blog will typically display summaries of, and links to, all the commenting entries below the original entry. This allows for conversations spanning several blogs that readers can easily follow.

Knowing this may help you to understand how the internet works and how make more accurate strategies for attracting traffic.

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