Ping Your Blog!

by Nasrul Hanis · 12 comments

One of my biggest mistake in my early days of blogging is ignoring the importance of pinging my blog. Yes, it is a normal thing to do mistake at our first try, but somehow I regret for ignoring this important thing although I started blogging as a hobby.

Ping is a method and update tool used to let search engines and other people know that the contents of a web blog has been updated. Sending pings will attracts search engines like Google and Yahoo! to track the new content of your blog. When you send a ping, it notifies all popular search engine crawlers and other update services. Some blog authoring tools automatically ping one or more servers each time the blogger creates a new post or updates an old content.

Ping your blog is very simple but has a great impact on your blog as it affect your traffic and Search Engine Result Page (SERP). Visit the ping service site, insert your blog name, URL and some other optional options and then click the button to send the ping. Done! You might be asked to insert CAPTCHA but it is not a big matter. Easy, right? That is why I said I regret for not practicing it earlier at the first place.

My favorite ping site is Pingler.com because it is easy for me. There are a lot of ping service sites and it depends on you which ping service site that you want to use to ping your blog. Some of the other choices are:

www.pingomatic.com
www.just-ping.com
www.autopinger.com
www.ping.in
www.pingmyblog.com
www.pingoat.com
www.pingates.com

If you are a WordPress user, there is a method on how to automatically send ping when you are updating your blog.

  1. Login to your Admin panel
  2. Look for Settings > Writing
  3. Scroll down to Update Services
  4. Enter list of Pinging Sites in the box

  5. Press Save Changes button to complete the process. Done!

Thanks to TutZone for the method.

Yes, ping your blog is simple but it has a great effect so don’t forget to do it after you update your blog! =)

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

blinkky

I use some of the ping service =)

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Agent Deepak

Thanks buddy that will be helpful.

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frugal living

Just entered all of those ping sites on my blog! Does this create backlinks or is it more of just a notification process to the search engines?

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twitterskills

thanks so much for the wordpress tip it will save me so much time! your the balls!

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infopediaonlinehere

This is the first site to get this useful information…thanks a lot dude…

Do you know how to use ping with blogger blogspots?

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Mormon Cult

Thanks for the list of pinging services. Is it worth using more than one service?

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Blogger

I like to use pingomatic as well. All of the above that you listed are good though.

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drum shade chandelier

i have just started using them today, I hope it can revive some of my sites! im going to try some of those other links too

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online games for kids

Thanks for suggesting the Pingler.com site. It’s indeed really fast and useful!

Great post!

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Lu

HI! I would like to send pings to Japanese sites, starting with Yahoo!Japan though in “settings”-“writing”…there is no “update services”, only “save changes”…that’s why I don’t understand how/where I enter the Ping sites URL in my Wordpress Blog.
If anybody could give me any concrete information…appreciate!!!

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nicky

i am now learning the importance of pinging.thank you

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nicky

Pinging can get you ranked higher in the search engines.

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