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Jan - 12 - 2006
Nicole C. Engard

Remember when I said I was getting all kinds of spam? Well I’m starting to think it wasn’t spam. I noticed on a couple other blogs that use WordPress that they have these comments that start with [...] and end with the same – I thought these were spam – but I think they’re comments to tell me that someone else is linking to my blog.

Are there any experts out there that can confirm my assumption?

6 Responses so far.

  1. Meredith says:

    Trackbacks from other blogs will show up in your comments. The “from” part of the comment will likely have the name of a blog and a link to it. However, there is such a thing as trackback spam too. Usually it’s easy to tell. If it comes from “Library ____” or “The ____ Librarian” or some sort of information/web/library-related blog, it’s probably legit.

  2. Nicole says:

    :( wish I had noticed that sooner – because I deleted all of those comments in the beginning — from now on I’ll pay closer attention. Thanks for clarifying.

  3. Meredith says:

    Trackbacks from other blogs will show up in your comments. The “from” part of the comment will likely have the name of a blog and a link to it. However, there is such a thing as trackback spam too. Usually it’s easy to tell. If it comes from “Library ____” or “The ____ Librarian” or some sort of information/web/library-related blog, it’s probably legit.

  4. Nicole says:

    :( wish I had noticed that sooner – because I deleted all of those comments in the beginning — from now on I’ll pay closer attention. Thanks for clarifying.

  5. Meredith says:

    I wouldn’t worry about it. Most blog software sends those trackbacks automatically, so I doubt anyone will be terribly offended that you deleted them. :)

  6. Meredith says:

    I wouldn’t worry about it. Most blog software sends those trackbacks automatically, so I doubt anyone will be terribly offended that you deleted them. :)


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