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[Suggestion] Pingbacks/Trackbacks

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Pyro, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Pyro

    Pyro Member

    I have to admit I don't quite understand the intricacies of the pingback/trackback system....

    But it would be neat to see something like this implemented in xenforo as it is in blog software (most notably wordpress) - ie. if a URL is mentioned in a post, it'll ping the wordpress blog if applicable so the the link to the post or thread is displayed on the blog, and maybe something where if a post is refrenced on another forum or blog, it will show up on the original xenforo post...
  2. D.O.A.

    D.O.A. Well-Known Member

    I second this! [​IMG]
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  3. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    I've seen this in many sites , especially if they using vbseo but me or my visitor never really use any of this
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  4. Pyro

    Pyro Member

    I know it's sort of a niche thing...but for fledgling forums, sharing content and linking to a blog (and hopefully getting some curious users back) can really bring in some traffic.
    D.O.A., The8thLegion and gamecock like this.
  5. gamecock

    gamecock Member

    agree, traffic builder
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  6. dvsDave

    dvsDave Well-Known Member

    It's also a great tool. I get email notifications when there is a new linkback to approve on vb4. (using vbSEO) I use this feature to find out when other sites are talking about my site and be able to contribute to that conversation or get one of my staff to help correct misinformation.
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  7. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I don't know of any other forum that comes packaged with Refback, Pingback and Linkbacks as an optional feature. It would keep in line with Xenforo having the some of the best SEO features out of all the forum products out there.
    Liam W and dvsDave like this.
  8. MegaFora

    MegaFora Member

    Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I was just thinking the same thing; Pingbacks would be great for SEO and traffic for a new forum. Since the main barrier to running a forum is getting it off the ground in the first place, pingbacks = easier to launch = more forums = more revenue for XF.
    Has anything been done on this, either core or addon? Some quick google-fu only revealed this thread and a duplicate.
  9. ehd

    ehd Active Member

    Would be awesome, but just viewable for admins or specified usergroups. Refferer made handy!
  10. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Just as long as it doesn't suffer from the current problem that the WordPress implementation does (IE: DDOS attack usage against other sites).
  11. ehd

    ehd Active Member

    Simplified said: it would be great to see the incoming links for each thread. (hidden for users and maybe below the thread) Recording and tracking the link should not enable DDOS-attacks?
  12. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    If it uses a ping back routine like WP does, then it could be abused - just as WordPress is being used currently to launch a LOT of DDos attacks.
    If you notice, the OP made a reference specifically to WordPress.
  13. ehd

    ehd Active Member

    That's why it should just record into the db and then show them to me, not ping back ;)
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2014
  14. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Doesn't GA already perform that function now?
  15. ehd

    ehd Active Member

    I think it would be great to see the referrers in the thread.

    GA can't show me that.
  16. Digitalcusp

    Digitalcusp New Member

    If you use ping back & track backs on every post of blog in word press site. Then you will definitely received spam comments pingbacks. Because it happened with me last day. Yesterday i get lots of spam comments on each post of site. Actually these were pingbacks which comes from spam sites or shopping sites automatically. After that i disabled pingback option from all post. I think its not a good idea to activate ping back. Is there anyone get same reault as me.
  17. ibrian

    ibrian Active Member

    This was an integral feature of vbseo and was great for widening our reach. The caveat was that you could configure the settings, and it was rarely recommended to "receive" trackbacks due to spam issues - but sending them worked well for us.

    Definitely seconded as a potential killer feature for helping to build traffic.
  18. ehd

    ehd Active Member

    Maybe there will be an add-on for that some day. All referers for each thread...
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  19. au lait

    au lait Well-Known Member

    I think it is very :)
    Once the test phase
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  20. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    This could be HUGE! It needs to be flexible to ping other services too that you can add.

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