If you’re anything like me, you probably instantly delete and disapprove any pingback/trackback requests you receive on your website:
But, it’s important to remember this: some websites still give pingback and trackback links (yes, even in 2016).
By finding these sites and linking to them from your content, you can build a few extra links quite easily.
Note: Pingback/trackback links are usually nofollow, but there are a few dofollow ones out there – it’s just a case of hunting them down.
Here’s the process:
- Find niche-specific sites that give pingback/trackback links
- Mention them in your content
Finding websites that allow pingbacks and trackbacks can be done with this simple Google search operator:
And this one:
Sift through the search results and note down any websites that you would like a pingback/trackback link from.
Note: It also pays to double-check that they actually do allow pingbacks/trackbacks – you can do this by navigating to the page and checking for pingbacks at the bottom; it should look something like this:
Next, it’s simply a case of writing a blog post and including links to these sites within your content – just make sure the link is relevant and that you’re not linking out to spammy sites.