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    Default question about trackbacks

    I hope I am not sounding too much like an ***** but what good do trackbacks do? Are they just to create a backlink to your site for SEO purposes?
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    It's basically a way for the site owner to keep track of who is linking to the site. Like if Engadget wants to properly credit this site with something. I am sure it helps the search engines as well.
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    Oh okay great, thanks for the quick response!
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    Yeah pretty much for giving credit, and letting you know when your content has been linked to different places around the web.
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    Just like what everyone else said. So I won't repeat that. But I would also highly recommend activating a spam filter for them such as Akismet. I get at least 60 spam trackbacks a day. A lot of spammers will link fake trackbacks back to their spam site pretending they are a commenter (but based on grammar and content, no one actually falls for them).
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