Meaning of trackback in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtrakbak/


  • An automatic notification sent when a link has been created to a person's blog post from an external website, allowing a reciprocal link to that website to be created.

    ‘we reserve the right to delete trackbacks’
    • ‘Leave your comments (or videos, or trackbacks, or links) below.’
    • ‘You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.’
    • ‘Trackback spamming happens when trackbacks are abused to leave unrelated links on blog pages.’
    • ‘I did a victory dance on the train when I got the trackback notification.’
    • ‘I went to my own site and there was a trackback comment there I hadn't seen or read before.’
    • ‘As with email and blog trackbacks, anything that becomes successful on the web ultimately becomes the target of spammers’
    • ‘Under this report, users can track social media referrals, landing pages, trackbacks, conversions, visitors flow, plugins, and more.’
    • ‘Another option that you have is to look at the trackbacks and pingbacks that your website receives if the data is available to you.’
    • ‘As with comments, we typically won't delete a trackback merely because we disagree with the post it comes from.’
    • ‘By tracking the number of reads, comments, social media shares, trackbacks, reposts, and questions asked, you have data that highlights what your audience wants to hear.’