If you’ve had a wordpress blog set-up and running for a while, you will probably have trackbacks mixed in with the real comments especially those posts and pages which have linked often by you and others. And also nofollow links are also being counted as backlinks there no use keeping 2 way links.
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# Disable Self-Pings Trackbacks on WordPress
Some people really like that WordPress sends pings from your own site to your own site when you write posts. It gives them a trail of related posts. Some people do not like this behavior, Since it clutter their comments. This plugin disables intra-blog pinging & trackbacks.
> Plugin Link : no-self-ping | Plugin Search : “No Self Ping“
Disable Trackbacks Completely on WordPress
Dashboard > Settings > Discussion
Turn Off “Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks.)”
# Delete All Present Trackbacks
Dashboard > Comments
Search for “[...]” and it will show all the trackbacks on your blog… (you can set your screen options to show 200+ comments per page)
Select All and Bulk Delete (Send to Trash). Meanwhile send to trash is new function which is available in wordpress 2.9+.
Do you think disabling trackback and pingbacks is good idea, or should we allow track back to show our love towards people who linked to our blog posts?
Note: This was a post by Debajyoti Das, who writes about the latest & interesting web applications and softwares on his tech-blog Snaphow – Best of web & computing. You can also follow him on twitter @Debajyoti_Das.If you like to write for Shoutmeloud, read: Shoutmeloud revenue sharing program.
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