About mhorwitz613
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200 followers Joined April 2023
Hi, my name is Mark and I am a full time optometrist and would like to create an online source of income to supplement or

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I just received this email from Wordpress. What does it mean and how do I respond?

A new trackback on the post "Why Do I Have Dry Eyes? Common Causes." is waiting for y

Partha has you covered long and large on this one ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘

Abie's right.


Larry

:)

You can disable those :) And as suggested.

done

Thanks

You're welcome :)

Hey Mark,

"Trackbacks" and "Pingbacks" are basically a way for other WordPress Blogs to "communicate" (link) with your WordPress blog.

Usually, a "Trackback" means that the other WordPress user has written something similar to your article and wants what they've written to be included as a comment.

Trackbacks & Pingbacks aren't a bad thing if you're trying to build a "blogging community".

But, this is NOT something that most Affiliate Marketers do.

And, as you've found out, a LOT of trackbacks and pingbacks are just spam.

It's actually easier to just disable trackbacks and pingbacks on WordPress, otherwise, you could spend hours going through comments, reading, deleting, trashing, spamming, etc.

If you go to your WordPress DASHBOARD and then on the left-hand side menu hover over

SETTINGS

and then choose

DISCUSSIONS

And then under the DEFAULT POST SETTINGS

you'll see

ALLOW LINK NOTIFICATIONS FROM OTHER BLOGS (pingbacks and trackbacks) ON NEW POSTS

You DO NOT want this checked.

So, ensure that the box next to that sentence is unchecked, and then save your changes and you won't get these notifications anymore.

Partha

thanks, done.

How about this:

attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the post

should I uncheck this too?

Yes, uncheck that too.

This will basically send a trackback the other way, so as an example, when you include an external link in a blog post, the website you are linking to will receive notification.

The likelihood is that they will view it in the same way as you have, i.e. Spam, so they will delete it.

So yes, UNCHECK that box too.

I figured it out. Was a spam comment posted to my website. Trashed it

Thanks for the update :)

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A new trackback on one of my posts, what does this mean?

A new trackback on one of my posts, what does this mean?

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I just received this email from Wordpress. What does it mean and how do I respond?

A new trackback on the post "Why Do I Have Dry Eyes? Common Causes." is waiting for y

Partha has you covered long and large on this one ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘

Abie's right.


Larry

:)

You can disable those :) And as suggested.

done

Thanks

You're welcome :)

Hey Mark,

"Trackbacks" and "Pingbacks" are basically a way for other WordPress Blogs to "communicate" (link) with your WordPress blog.

Usually, a "Trackback" means that the other WordPress user has written something similar to your article and wants what they've written to be included as a comment.

Trackbacks & Pingbacks aren't a bad thing if you're trying to build a "blogging community".

But, this is NOT something that most Affiliate Marketers do.

And, as you've found out, a LOT of trackbacks and pingbacks are just spam.

It's actually easier to just disable trackbacks and pingbacks on WordPress, otherwise, you could spend hours going through comments, reading, deleting, trashing, spamming, etc.

If you go to your WordPress DASHBOARD and then on the left-hand side menu hover over

SETTINGS

and then choose

DISCUSSIONS

And then under the DEFAULT POST SETTINGS

you'll see

ALLOW LINK NOTIFICATIONS FROM OTHER BLOGS (pingbacks and trackbacks) ON NEW POSTS

You DO NOT want this checked.

So, ensure that the box next to that sentence is unchecked, and then save your changes and you won't get these notifications anymore.

Partha

thanks, done.

How about this:

attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the post

should I uncheck this too?

Yes, uncheck that too.

This will basically send a trackback the other way, so as an example, when you include an external link in a blog post, the website you are linking to will receive notification.

The likelihood is that they will view it in the same way as you have, i.e. Spam, so they will delete it.

So yes, UNCHECK that box too.

I figured it out. Was a spam comment posted to my website. Trashed it

Thanks for the update :)

See more comments

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Google Site kit plug in is telling me:

Largest Contentful Paint : for mobile is 3.9s and needs improvement. for pc it is 1s and says is good. Why is it not good on mo

Well Mark, welcome to the club. LCP is my main headache too. The worst is that it changes from time to time without me doing anything different. Speed is a very important aspect of your website.

One thing you must do is make certain your images are the smallest size you can post them.

I always reduce my images to 100k or less. I use a third-party software called Imagify which reduces images very efficiently, but there is a cost associated with it. There is a free tool called tiny PNG (https://tinypng.com/) that will reduce your images easily. Think of reducing your images for your website is like using a faster car.

Making a website faster takes time, but it's worth it for a better user experience.

Why does anything need to be purchased extra? I thing wealthy affiliate should include the tools to do this, dont you? I believe it is claimed that everything needed is included

There are so many things involved in running an online business that WA cannot supply everything. Think of it like buying a car, the dealership won't pay for your gas, right?

You can't expect WA to supply everything under the sun, there are millions of plugins and tools that exist, there is no way that any company could supply everything, it's just not possible.

And I did suggest a FREE tool called Tiny PNG

Thanks!!

I use Imagify too, Denis, and it rocks! I serve all my images in WebP.๐Ÿ˜Ž

Frank ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽธ

Yeah Frank! that's the beauty of Imagify ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ty

You're welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

Youโ€™re welcome, Mark. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Frank ๐ŸŽธ

Frank, I attempted to add imagify plug in but warns me will bebincompatibke with Kraken image optimizer and need to deactivate it. What is benefit if Kraken? Is it if any?

Hi Mark

Kraken is also an image optimizer.

You canโ€™t use both of these plugins.

Imagify compresses images much more efficiently.

Iโ€™m pretty sure you need to use the paid version of Imagify to convert to WebP.

Frank ๐ŸŽธ

I totally agree with Frank. I deleted Kraken and use imagify instead

You can try Kraken since it's supplied already and free to see if it works for you

on the settings it does not seem to say I need the paid version. It says I need the paid version to convert all the images on my website with one click though, as I understand it. should I have lossless compression option checked or not?

If I do not get the paid version how do I convert all the images I already have on my site? That would be a pain. Perhaps it is worth getting the paid version just for that?

and do I need to have "bulk optimization" setting? I ended up saving the settings and going to bulk optimization. I have no idea what they mean by bulk optimization and could not find a definition of that on their website. Do you know what that is?

Thanks, Denis! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Rock On! ๐Ÿค˜
Frank ๐ŸŽธ

I highly recommend you use the paid version, Mark, but you can begin with the free version to see how it works for you. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Frank ๐ŸŽธ

I clicked on imagif'em all on the bulk optimization settings page. it says this next to that button:

All images greater than 2 MB (after resizing, if any) will be optimized when using a paid plan.

so I clicked on it and it proceeded to optimize every image in my media library and then I got the following error for every one : The backup directory is not writable.

so what do I do about that?

It means it will optimize all the images in your WordPress library.

I answered your PM, which contains more info. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Frank ๐ŸŽธ

See my answer in your PM.

Thanks Frank I appreciate your help๐Ÿ™‚ Busy this morning so I will let you take care of this one.

Have a great week, Denis. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค˜๐ŸŽธ

Denis,

you make sense, thanks!

Hey we are in this together my friend ๐Ÿ™‚

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Do I need to worry about my site speed?

Do I need to worry about my site speed?

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Getting Started

Google Site kit plug in is telling me:

Largest Contentful Paint : for mobile is 3.9s and needs improvement. for pc it is 1s and says is good. Why is it not good on mo

Well Mark, welcome to the club. LCP is my main headache too. The worst is that it changes from time to time without me doing anything different. Speed is a very important aspect of your website.

One thing you must do is make certain your images are the smallest size you can post them.

I always reduce my images to 100k or less. I use a third-party software called Imagify which reduces images very efficiently, but there is a cost associated with it. There is a free tool called tiny PNG (https://tinypng.com/) that will reduce your images easily. Think of reducing your images for your website is like using a faster car.

Making a website faster takes time, but it's worth it for a better user experience.

Why does anything need to be purchased extra? I thing wealthy affiliate should include the tools to do this, dont you? I believe it is claimed that everything needed is included

There are so many things involved in running an online business that WA cannot supply everything. Think of it like buying a car, the dealership won't pay for your gas, right?

You can't expect WA to supply everything under the sun, there are millions of plugins and tools that exist, there is no way that any company could supply everything, it's just not possible.

And I did suggest a FREE tool called Tiny PNG

Thanks!!

I use Imagify too, Denis, and it rocks! I serve all my images in WebP.๐Ÿ˜Ž

Frank ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽธ

Yeah Frank! that's the beauty of Imagify ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ty

You're welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

Youโ€™re welcome, Mark. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Frank ๐ŸŽธ

Frank, I attempted to add imagify plug in but warns me will bebincompatibke with Kraken image optimizer and need to deactivate it. What is benefit if Kraken? Is it if any?

Hi Mark

Kraken is also an image optimizer.

You canโ€™t use both of these plugins.

Imagify compresses images much more efficiently.

Iโ€™m pretty sure you need to use the paid version of Imagify to convert to WebP.

Frank ๐ŸŽธ

I totally agree with Frank. I deleted Kraken and use imagify instead

You can try Kraken since it's supplied already and free to see if it works for you

on the settings it does not seem to say I need the paid version. It says I need the paid version to convert all the images on my website with one click though, as I understand it. should I have lossless compression option checked or not?

If I do not get the paid version how do I convert all the images I already have on my site? That would be a pain. Perhaps it is worth getting the paid version just for that?

and do I need to have "bulk optimization" setting? I ended up saving the settings and going to bulk optimization. I have no idea what they mean by bulk optimization and could not find a definition of that on their website. Do you know what that is?

Thanks, Denis! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Rock On! ๐Ÿค˜
Frank ๐ŸŽธ

I highly recommend you use the paid version, Mark, but you can begin with the free version to see how it works for you. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Frank ๐ŸŽธ

I clicked on imagif'em all on the bulk optimization settings page. it says this next to that button:

All images greater than 2 MB (after resizing, if any) will be optimized when using a paid plan.

so I clicked on it and it proceeded to optimize every image in my media library and then I got the following error for every one : The backup directory is not writable.

so what do I do about that?

It means it will optimize all the images in your WordPress library.

I answered your PM, which contains more info. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Frank ๐ŸŽธ

See my answer in your PM.

Thanks Frank I appreciate your help๐Ÿ™‚ Busy this morning so I will let you take care of this one.

Have a great week, Denis. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค˜๐ŸŽธ

Denis,

you make sense, thanks!

Hey we are in this together my friend ๐Ÿ™‚

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