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:
If you are a WordPress user, there is a method on how to automatically send ping when you are updating your blog.
- Login to your Admin panel
- Look for Settings > Writing
- Scroll down to Update Services
- Enter list of Pinging Sites in the box
- 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! =)