I’ll admit it. I can’t figure out trackbacks in blogs running on Typepad. Is it just me? Am I really this dense?
If I link to a fellow WordPress blog, the link and a little snippet just magically pops up in that WP blog comment. I do nothing other than make an active link to a blog post. (I assume this only works if the blog author has “allow pings” enabled. But why wouldn’t you?)
Typepad blogs (and Blogger/Blogspot too for the most part) however, just drive me crazy. Linking to one of them appears to do nothing. I’ve tried copying/pasting the Typepad “trackback URL” into the appropriate “Send trackbacks to:” field in my WP editor. Sometimes (but no where close to all the time) a link will show up in the blog I’m attempting to trackback to. But many times, absolutely nothing happens.
I don’t understand. I *want* to link back to these blogs. I suspect I may be missing something fundamental, and someone is going to say, “Geeze, that Phoenix real estate dude is a dufus!”
Right now, that’s fine. I just want to figure out the stinking trackbacks once and for all.
So I expose my dufusness here for all the world to see. Someone please enlighten me!
[tags]trackbacks, dufus, wordpress, typepad, blogger, blogspot[/tags]