12 Jan 2015

What Does It Mean To Ping A Blog?

It is used more for blog posts but can be used for any webpages essentially - it is a way of telling live update type services that you have a new page on your site - it won't make a massive difference but can help you to get indexed etc.


As most people phrase it (pinging my site) is somewhat misleading... because in reality your site is pinging other sites


Your site sends a "ping" notifying other servers, services, aggregators etc. about being updated.


Before you get started, here are 3 important things to know about Pinging:

  1. You only need to use this tool when you add fresh content to your site or make major updates. ‘Extra’ pings won’t benefit your site and could even cause your IP address to be blocked by some services.
  2. There is no limit on how many times you can ping your website every day – as long as you are adding new content for every time that you ping. 
  3. Adding new content to your site is a very good thing in general and you should aim to do it at least once a week.
Pinging your website is a good practice to get into as it can make a noticeable difference to how quickly your new content and pages get indexed. At the same time, you need to remember that it is only one tool in the toolbox required to get your website ranking well and receiving lots of traffic. While pinging is definitely worth doing, the results can vary and certainly aren’t guaranteed. You should still work hard building backlinks and doing all you need to do.


Simply Enter the link for your website homepage, or the specific page containing the new content you want to be found


Here are is the best FREE ping tool that I know of!
https://pingler.com

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