I've been pinged!

Last Update: October 14, 2013

Hi everyone

I received an email from word press to say that one of my posts was pinged and waiting for my approval!

I'm actually laughing right now because it sounds funny! Pinging that is!

I've never heard of it and thought I would reach out to the WA community to see if you could tell me what a ping is and should I approve this ping thing! hehe... sorry!

Thanks in advance

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Alan Hocking Premium
If you go to Comments - Pending it will give you all the details including a link to the website where the ping came from
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skyhigh4 Premium
Awesome! Will do. Thanks again.
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@RICH. Premium
I'm with Alan, I always delete them. :) http://codex.wordpress.org/Introduction_to_Blogging#Pingbacks Rich.
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skyhigh4 Premium
Thanks RICH for the link. Great information. In the event this happens again I have bookmarked for future reference. Cheers!
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AnnieB Premium
Thanks for the link Rich.
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Hudson Premium
It's always good to ask, that is exactly what the community is for and why it is so valuable a resource
Hudson.
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skyhigh4 Premium
That is so true Hudson, I agree! I actually couldn't do without the WA community support!
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Alan Hocking Premium
Hi Patti, like Josh mentioned a ping will happen if you have linked internally from one post/page to another post page within your website or if it's an outside website linking back to yours either way they don't do anything for your Google ranking so I just delete them. :)
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skyhigh4 Premium
Never knew anything about pinging till now! Thanks for your reply. Appreciated always.
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Josh Perks Premium
I would check to see what the link is from. For my niche there could be other blogs or sites that link back to my posts that would lead to more genuine traffic for me. I would be happy to let these stay.
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Josh Perks Premium
A ping is someone linking back to your site to the post in question, I had a few of these surprise me a while back. They can happen when you make internal links. I also had one from a questionable source so I didn't approve it. Nice to have someone linking back to your site but if you can't tell who it is then best to bin it.
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skyhigh4 Premium
Thank you so much Josh for the prompt reply. I will bin it then. Cheers bro!
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