Got a pingback on my own page (8 posts)

  1. Melodiefabrieknl
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Can someone please explain why I got a pingback on my own post? Check http://melodiefabriek.nl/2005/06/13/combi-manifesto-1/36/

    Looks strange to me.

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You posted in your blog and mentioned another post of yours - so it pinged it.
    Yes, it's wierd it does that :)

  3. And if you'd rather it didn't, enter your link in this format:

    <a href="/2005/06/13/combi-manifesto-1/36/">post title or whatever</a>

    Leaving off the http:// and the domain prevents the self ping.

  4. Marc
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Or turn off the stupid pings and use trackbacks. They offer complete control over when and where they go.

  5. Melodiefabrieknl
    Posted 9 years ago #

    thanks. yes, the http://melodiefabriek.nl is totally unneeded in the link.

    I delete the comment now.

    Marc, I would love to hear a more in-depth explanation if you're interested. please drop some words here if you want http://melodiefabriek.nl/contact/

  6. ara_p
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Actually, it's useful to have the domain name in the links because your links break when the content of your post is rendered elsewhere like in an RSS reader—maybe just the dumb ones, but still it breaks. WordPress should be smart enough to filter self-pingbacks, or at least to give you the option to turn them off. Having to paste links into the trackback field is a pain, and wrecks the convenience of having pingbacks active.

  7. estjohn
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Intrasite linking is good for search engine results, page rank and search engine popularity... personally, i leave them and make a point to mention previous articles on the blog.

  8. Michael Adams (mdawaffe)
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I like self pingbacks, myself, but those that don't will benefit from this plugin: No Self Pings

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