June 24, 2006
Liz published this at 5:37 pm
A few months ago, I was having a problem with trackbacks. It occurred right after a server move. Everything seemed to be working, yet the trackbacks weren’t appearing. I found the situation somewhat distressing. What I was writing was important and incredibly cool — as everything we write is.
This week I am having a problem with my trackbacks again. It just started happening for apparent reason. I haven’t had the time to play detective, but I know the value of well-placed trackbacks.
Trackbacks show other writers that I’ve thought about what they’ve written. They offer my work on the same sujbect to another conversation. People notice trackbacks. Sometimes they even follow one home.
Being without my trackbacks is a lot like being without.
the ability to stop by your blog to say hello.
Standalone Trackback Tools
When the problem happened last time, I introduced folks to this standalone trackback tool from Wizbang Tech.
Now I’ve found is another one from Simpletracks to add to your toolkit.
Click the two logos to access the tools. Both are easy to use and work the same way. I like having two in order to be sure that I have one if the other isn’t working.
I’ll leave you with what I said before.
Trackbacks are a great way of building visibility. When you read a post on another blog and realize youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve posted on the same subject, a trackback offers a chance to say, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hey, let me share my thoughts on this.Ã¢â‚¬Â Without trackbacks, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re missing out on one more way to promote your business and your blog.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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