Why you should Ping your Website Content

Why you should Ping your Website Content

Why you should Ping your Website Content you may be wondering? The reason is that pinging your content is a way to let directories and search engines know that you have added new content to your website. It is like saying, “hey I’m over here, check me out.”
You want all of your pages to be indexed so pinging each page as you add or update content is want you need to do versus pinging only the main address of your website.

Why you should Ping your Website Content

1) Pinging lets the search engine bots know to crawl your site and index your new content to the search engines

2) Your website will be indexed faster than waiting for the search engine bots to get around to finding your content

3) Pinging is an easy way to syndicate you website content

4) You can also ping a page on your site every time you update it

5) There are pinging services online that can be used for free

Pinging services I use:

1) Pingmyblog.com

2) Pingler.com

3) Pingates.com

4) Pingomatic.com

How to set the Ping Up:

1) Most of the sites you don’t have to set up an account so just copy and paste the name of your blog post into the identified area

2) Then copy and paste the actual website address of the post into the next section

3) Next all you have to do is click the area that usually just states “Ping”

There you are all set. Remember to be consistent and ping every time you add or update your content.

NOTE: If you have a WordPress.org blog your content will automatically be pinged however I still like to ping with other sources.

More ideas on how to syndicate content here:

10 Steps to Syndicating your content part 1

10 Steps to Syndicating your content part 2

Do you use any other pinging service to syndicate your website content? If you like this information please share and I appreciate your comments below.

Lydia Brown
Network Marketing Coach

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About Lydia Brown

Lydia Brown is CEO of LJB Marketing. Lydia brings her expertise as a social media manager & Coach working with struggling home business owners. Lydia has been a consultant for entrepreneurs & small businesses owners. Lydia is passionate about helping business owners effectively market online & offline using social media.
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  1. Thank you very much your blog is very helpful, I love to read every single topic of your website. Thanks
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  2. Great article.
    Jasmin recently posted..JasminMy Profile

  3. HI Lydia, I just use the automatic WP. I received a list from a friend I think there are about 20 or so of them. Do we need to do more than this? I get all confused about this kind of stuff Some Say to do more, some say don’t. HUM?? Great post by the way. Chery :)
    Chery Schmidt recently posted..Online Entrepreneur Training Creating Image Ads For Craigs ListMy Profile

    • Chery when I started my WP blog there were two ping services already listed in the system. I attended a training that encouraged choosing a couple of more services to ping manually but I was advised not to do it alot and not on many services. My understanding is that would bare consequences by Google. I recently have thought about just adding the ones listed in my blog post to the area the other services are on WP and see what happens. I do notice that when I ping I get an increase of spam. Garen if you noticed commented about a neat WP plugin that would take care of ping to more than one service. Thanks for commenting. Oh love your blog.

  4. Ditto to what Garen has shared, everytime you edit a post you “ping” the sites on your list, if you edit frequently you’ll be tagged as a ping spammer :(
    I believe there is a plugin to delay the pings, if you search for ping optimizer you’ll find some that help you, as well as the MaxPress option.
    Sarah Arrow recently posted..What WordPress membership plugin does what?My Profile

    • Hi Sarah,
      What I did was add another Ping service to the list that was in WP when I set my blog up. Actually there was only one in the that section.
      However I have a blog on blogspot.com which is why I looked into pinging manually. Thanks for for your comment

  5. Thanks Lydia for bringing up Ping!

    I had used it in the past and I just couldn’t keep up with what was going on, but later realized that WordPress was already doing it and long story short, I disabled it.

    As you know, I get all confused with this stuff lol. But I will check out the link you gave above to Garen.

    Thanks so much!

    Donna Merrill recently posted..How I Became A Techie In 20 MinutesMy Profile

    • Hello Donna, for the most part I manually ping the content on my blogspot.com blog. I haven’t heard of a method to use automatically for that platform. I also added one more ping service to the list that was already set up for my WP blog. I don’t get in the habit of repinging only if I significantly change the content with updates. Thanks for your comment

  6. Hey Lydia, great reminder on the uses of pinging. I let WordPress do most of my pinging for me. But I do use the services to ping backlinks that I create for my site. This helps them get indexed a tad bit faster and helps boost my search rankings.
    Clint Butler recently posted..The Perfect SEO Strategy For 2013My Profile

  7. Lydia,

    I’ve been pinging for a lot of years. Your post today is a great instruction for those who don’t understand or know what it’s all about. We absolutely must promote ourselves if we expect any results only. Thanks for the update.
    Appreciate it.

    Rick Lelchuk recently posted..Fear: Is It Your Boogie Monster?My Profile

  8. Hi Lydia. This is a very informative article about pinging. I had someone set up my blog at one time, but it was messing with something else. I do pingomatic, but I need to go over it to make sure that it’s set up right. I will check out these resources. Thanks so much for this information.

    All the best,
    Leslie Denning recently posted..Do You Pinterest for Business?My Profile

    • Hi Leslie thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. If you have WP you can check your dashboard and see which ping services are already there to make sure you are not manually pinging when you don’t have to.

  9. Hi Lydia,

    thank you so much for sharing those sites.
    It is always great to find out about these tools we can use.

    When I set up my blog I learned about the cbnet optimizer plugin, where you can add the services that are automatically pinged. It also allows the timing to be set, like what Garen talked about.

    Yorinda recently posted..Imagine if we would choose to BelieveMy Profile

    • Yorinda I too was happy to learn about the plugin Garen mentioned. There is a wealth of information out there so glad we share it with each other. Thanks for your plugin tip.

  10. Great info Lydia. I’ve been using Pingler – I’ll look at the others as well. This is such an important step to ensure that our content is found by those who are looking for the answers that we provide.

    Great blog!
    Dena-Lynn recently posted..Score Big With Your Winning AttitudeMy Profile

  11. Very interesting post Lydia – I have my site set up to get pinged, but what Garen shared is news to me. Thanks for the information – both of you!
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  12. I have used them, but don’t really like them (attracta). I use SEOmoz Pro. Let me know and I can run anything you want through my pro account. Are you looking for onpage SEO, backlinks, ect?
    Garen recently posted..How I Do Link-Building In 2013My Profile

  13. Hey Lydia,

    Everytime someone leaves a comment on your blog it pings Google. I use MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer this allows full control over pinging. So for instance, if your site is getting pinged every 5 seconds Google is going to stop paying attention. Almost, like the boy that cried wolf (or at least that’s my two cents). Hence, why Google doesn’t really pay attention to those sites that are static and only have 5-10 pages. You have to get Google what they want and they want fresh content. It still shocks me when I see people trying to develop a small site and wonder why it will not rank. At least, switch up the content every 3 months, but that isn’t the route I would take.
    Garen recently posted..How I Do Link-Building In 2013My Profile

    • Thanks Garen sharing your knowledge is very much appreciated. Have you used this https://www.attracta.com/ I have a free account with them and I get reminders to come back and send out to Google and other directories. I do see that in WP your content auto pings. There were about two services already in the setup. I will check out Maxblogpress Ping Optimizer

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