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After much confusion and delays I finally figured out ow to use Trackbacks. I came to know about Trackbacks when sometime ago I got a notification from wordpress telling me that somebody had liked one of my posts and had tracked back to it !

Trackbacks are a good way to promote your blog. And they also increase the number of backlinks to your blog.

Using trackbacks is very easy. Easier than you thought. But you need to know a few things.

Read them here. (was the best resource I could find !!)

What does Wikipedia say ??

A Trackback is one of three types of Linkbacks, methods for Web authors to request notification when somebody links to one of their documents. This enables authors to keep track of who is linking to, or referring to their articles.

A Trackback is an acknowledgment. This acknowledgment is sent via a network signal (ping) from the originating site to the receiving site. The receptor often publishes a link back to the originator indicating its worthiness. Trackback requires both sites to be Trackback enabled in order to establish this communication. Trackback does not require the originating site to be physically linked to the receiving site.

Trackbacks are used primarily to facilitate communication between blogs; if a blogger writes a new entry commenting on, or referring to, an entry found at another blog, and both blogging tools support the TrackBack protocol, then the commenting blogger can notify the other blog with a “TrackBack ping”; the receiving blog will typically display summaries of, and links to, all the commenting entries below the original entry.

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Here’s an awesome website for all art lover or designers/artists/etc. Every user gets a webpage in which he can post his creations. The website has a large repository of stock images and photoshop brushes.

Check out my page – http://ankitsabharwal.deviantart.com/

(thanks to tajeshwar for this awesome website !)

About DeviantArt

deviantART is an international online artistic community. It was first launched on August 7, 2000 by Scott Jarkoff, Matthew Stephens and Angelo Sotira, amongst others.

deviantART aims to provide a place for any artist, photographer, writer, or Flash artist to exhibit and discuss his or her works. It also provides a community of like-minded individuals and is visited by 1.5 million individuals per day who view approximately 35 million pages. As of December 2007 the site consists of over 6 million users and over 46.95 million submissions, and receives around 60,000+ submissions per day.[1]

deviantART features many forms of creative expression organized in a comprehensive category structure. The artwork on display includes photography, digital art, traditional art, literature and skins for applications. The site also has extensive downloadable resources for use by creators such as tutorials and stock photography.

Link – www.deviantart.com

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Load only what you want !! Over these months this has been the best tool that I have used (recommended by Vijyesh). Working on slow bandwidths can be tedious, but this tool helps load webpages faster by displaying only what you need.

ImgLikeOpera allows load only the images that you want in Firefox browser. This extension is very useful for non broadband users…

ImgLikeOpera allows load only the images that you want in Firefox browser. This extension is very useful for non broadband users.
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Features:
– placeholders for blocked images (hi, LJ treads!)
– (re)load image from context menu or Ctrl+rightMouseClick
– forced expiration time (5 minutes – 3 months)
– policies for tabs
– filters
You can set one of policies for each tab:
– don’t load images
– load cached images only
– load images for the originating Web site only
– load all images

Get It Here : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1672

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