Definition of pingback in English:



  • 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.

    ‘at times it seems as if these posts just go out into the ether and disappear, so it's nice to get a pingback once in a while’
    • ‘I actually thought the pingback for this was spam.’
    • ‘My site went on that same day to receive over 50 pingbacks!’
    • ‘Quite frankly I find those pingbacks really annoying.’
    • ‘It repinged back when I republished it, so I had to manually go and delete the pingbacks on the old post.’
    • ‘Short of closing off comments and pingbacks permanently, there is no way for a blogger to avoid spam.’
    • ‘I see a lot of "pingbacks" in the comments section.’
    • ‘This works for trackbacks and pingbacks too, and we even go the extra step of whitelisting domains that are in your blogroll.’
    • ‘Since the relaunch of this section in September 2005, we've included blog pingbacks among the "letters" section, recognising that people might not want to write a letter, or even send us an email.’
    • ‘I appreciate the encouragement, and you're more than welcome on the pingback!’
    • ‘When you link to another blog, they'll typically get notified (via a pingback) that someone has mentioned them.’



/ˈpiNGˌbak/ /ˈpɪŋˌbæk/