Multiple Pings Listed in a Post

December 16, 2012

Pingbacks, WordPress Questions

OM QuestionOver at Spirit Lights The Way, a recent post commented on the growing trend of bloggers who list links back to multiple blogs – many, many blogs.  Some bloggers are genuine in their desire to share, but for many it’s a way to drive traffic and increase advertising revenue.  In other words, it’s a form of spam.

One comment in particular caught my attention, from Hudson Howl, in which he described how his bandwidth was hijacked by such a scheme.

To read this in more detail, click here to read about the Strands of String Pings.


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9 Comments on “Multiple Pings Listed in a Post”

  1. nrhatch Says:

    Thanks for sharing, Nancy.

    • dogear6 Says:

      You’re welcome. Doing this helps me keep track of things that like this that I want to know and let my readers (most of whom subscribe to both blogs) know about it too.

  2. Jude Says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I hate advertising spammers!

  3. pixilated2 Says:

    I never realized this. I have gotten a few of these in my spam folder, but could tell they were disingenuous. But the ones that come to my mailbox and linked back to the “string” I thought were a compliment. Hm. Now I know better! Thanks, Nancy.

    • dogear6 Says:

      I thought they were a compliment too, although I was pretty puzzled at how many posts they had there and that they hadn’t visited my blog as far as I knew. I’ve since gone back and unapproved all the ones I could find.

  4. philosophermouseofthehedge Says:

    THanks for the heads-up on this. I was wondering what the deal was


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