One of the most frustrating parts of doing SEO is finding out that some of your backlinks are not even getting indexed. And if your links aren’t getting indexed, they don’t count towards your search engine rankings. I hear this question all the time in forums, “How do I get my backlinks indexed?”. Enter Pingback Optimizer, a wordpress plugin that features an ingenious way of getting all your links indexed. It’s really simple to use so let me show you how it works in this Pingback Optimizer Review.
A pingback (or trackback) is basically a notification, when someone creates a link that points back to your site. If you’re building links to your WordPress blog, you’ll start to notice these start to appear as comments on your site. What’s cool though is that if you look at them, they contain the url of the site that linked to you.
What Pingback Optimizer does, is process your pingback urls, turns them into groups of RSS feeds, and then submits these feeds to several RSS aggregator sites. This builds links back to these linking pages and forces them to get indexed in Google. And even if they are indexed? That’s ok too, because this is also strengthening the linking power of your incoming links!
Pingback Optimizer In Action
As I said, Pingback Optimizer is a very simple plugin. Once you install it and enter your license info, the first thing you want to do is process all the existing trackbacks on your site so that the plugin can work with them. If you have a lot of pingbacks initially (this site had over 6000), I would just process the first set of 300 to get started with. You can always go through the rest later over time.
Next you’ll need to configure the plugin. Enter in the number of urls to include in your RSS feed (1-20) and set the frequency that the plugin will submit your feed to the RSS aggregators. If you want a progress report to see how its doing, you can also specify an email address to send the reports too. Check the ‘Run’ checkbox, and you’re all set. Pingback Optimizer will now go out at your specified time interval and keep submitting your RSS feeds over time.
So as you get new pingbacks, the plugin will automatically process them as well. Very powerful stuff.
There are a couple of other nice features I wanted to mention in the Export management page. First, you can download a list of your pingback urls. This allows you to feed them into another powerful backlink indexing system like Backlink Index Express for additional 2nd level backlinking.
Second, you can download your feed urls as well. This allows you to submit them manually to some other powerful RSS aggregators like feedage.com and feedagg.com, or use a software like SENuke to submit your feeds to even more RSS aggregators.
Backlinking my pingback urls is a strategy I had been utilizing for a long time as I knew it was essential for getting my backlinks indexed and counted. However previously, I had been doing it by hand, which of course is not very efficient.
Luckily, I stumbled upon Pingback Optimizer and it has made my life much easier moving forward. Now my backlinks are getting indexed at a way higher rate, and it’s all done automatically. This is great stuff for anyone doing SEO, and I’d encourage anyone doing lots of link building to take a look at this plugin.