Fighting Invisibility

Harvey of Bad Example has a bunch of good advice for bloggers looking to increase their linkage and traffic.

To that end a quick examination of the top 100 blogs in the Ecosystem reveals that two of those 100 allow you to link your own posts right into their content via trackback. A link to your post is featured inline with their post (usually right before the Posted By line). Etiquette for the sending trackbacks generally dictates that you include a link to the post you are sending a trackback to in your own post. At some blogs this is a hard and fast rule, at others it’s more of a suggestion.

Which two blogs you may ask? Wizbang and Outside The Beltway.

Are you feeling left out because your blogging software doesn’t automatically send trackbacks? Not to worry. Try the Wizbang Standalone Trackback Pinger.

Update: I am aware of an issue sending a ping to a WordPress blog (such as Outside The Beltway) with the Standalone Trackback Pinger. I’m working to resolve that issue.

Update 2: The pinger has been updated, and now works with WordPress blogs.

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