Blog Trackback Function Explained
The Trackback Function
permits one trackback enabled blog
to notify a different trackback enabled blog
that the former blog
has referred to the latter blog
in one of its postings.
To get a trackback URL – which is then used to ping (“alert”) the blog being referenced – the user clicks the appropriate “trackback” link on the other blog (this is NOT the same as the permalink!).
For example, in the Ancient World Blog Stonehenge we have clicked the “trackback” link
at the permalink page
giving a pop-up with the following trackback URL for that blog entry.
This latter trackback URL is used to “ping” the blog to be notified about the posting.
We then went to the HaloScan “manage trackback” page (for registered members only) and entered the required information for this ping.
After the “ping” is sent, the “Trackback” is now listed.