I don't understand pingbacks, and none of the forum posts about it help. I got several of these emails:
A new pingback on the post "Post Title" is waiting for your approval
Website : » Owner-Me >” My Website (IP: 18.104.22.168 , apache2-reel.indus.dreamhost.com)
URL : http://domain.com/owner/
[...] plans and coordinates the popular Post Title national event. She has facilitated meetings in several [...]
Approve it: http://www.domain.com/wp-admin/comment.php?action=approve&c=2
Trash it: http://www.domain.com/wp-admin/comment.php?action=trash&c=2
Spam it: http://www.domain.com/wp-admin/comment.php?action=spam&c=2
Currently 1 comment is waiting for approval. Please visit the moderation panel:
I have comments turned off, so these are pingbacks. But I can't find where on the moderation page the pinging blog's URL is located. I'm not launched yet, the site is hidden from the search engines, and I've told no one.
Could I be pinging myself by chance? Or am I pinging other sites with my own links, and this is what is triggering the pingback notifications?
Am I supposed to be moderating my blog's automatic pinging behavior? If my blog is pinging itself, how do I stop this? If it's happening, every link in my blog to some other page in my blog will generate a notification, right?
Please help. Thanks!