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TrackBack provides an automated way to insert links that talks about the actual page.

When I cite you, you cite me

An automatic mechanism to notify a blog that it was cited in a post.

The TrackBack specification was created by Six Apart, which first implemented it in its Movable Type blogging soft- ware in August 2002

There are similar protocol, such as:

  • Refback,
  • Ping-back

However they are not as popular as TrackBack, which is supported by every major blog platform except Blogger.

Because of this automation nature, this is a entry for bad bot to add backlink for improved SEO or to malicious site.


The TrackBack mechanism is implemented in two parts:

  • the auto-discovery mechanism
  • and the notification page.


The auto-discovery mechanism uses a small RDF fragment added to each blog post that tells other blogs to which page they should submit their TrackBack.

            dc:title="my post" 
            trackback:ping="" />


The noti cation page is the web page dedicated to collecting TrackBacks and processing them.

An HTTP POST request sent to the noti cation page. It contains four values:

  • the post title,
  • its URL,
  • an excerpt,
  • and the blog name.


Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded


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