Thursday, March 17, 2011

Why Ping?



    Pinging notifies search engines that an update has been made on your blog.  A signal is sent to ping servers which will generate a list of blogs that have been updated with new material.  Pinging is a very useful tool and should be used to maximize a blog's exposure.  Pinging your blog is an excellent source of building link popularity while gaining global exposure to your blog.  This will help you get more traffic, more visitors, and listed in the search engines faster.  It is not difficult to ping your blog.  There are websites that will do it after you enter your information or you can set it up in your blog configuration to have it automatically done.  There are numerous free sites that will do it for you.  Two of the better ones are:  http://www.pingomatic.com/  http://www.pingler.com/  .  Basically, all you have to do is enter your blog URL and name.  Then, check all of the services that you want to know about your blog.  The more the merrier.  You can ping your blog manually or automatically.  To do it automatically on Blogger through your blog configuration, go to settings and scroll down the page to "let search engines find your blog."  Then, use the drop down box to say "yes."  Manual pinging is simply going to the above sites and filling out the form. Then, just hit the ping button.  Wait for the site to finish pinging your blog before you leave.  Refrain from sending excessive pings in a short time period because you could get banned from some search engines.

9 comments:

  1. really good info Ricky.. I had to go and check on blogger but I was ok.
    Thanks again

    http://jpweddingphotograpy.blogspot.com/2011/03/dedicated-to-my-five-brothers.html

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  2. Thanks so much Ricky! I so appreciate your help.

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  3. Thank u for the information..

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  4. Thanks a lot for sharing this valuable information.

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  5. I use ping once in a while. Don't know if it helps. The search engines are so dominating.

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  6. So I take it we should ping actual pages when we create them not just the home page? Or will pinging the home page then get the website crawled and pick up all the new content?

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  7. You are all welocome! I love sharing any information that I know will make things easier for everyone else.

    @Phill...All you have to do is ping the home page and every page linked to it will get crawled. It has drastically increased my readers.

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  8. I searched for "why ping" and found you.
    Thanks for the info. I hope that it's worth it for my blog.

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