It’s been debated lately whether or not pinging your blog posts can actually help you get more traffic to your site. Some say that. since so many people are pinging these days, it’s become a bit irrelevant. Others say that it’s still important to do. Let’s take a look at how pinging can help your blog.
What Pinging Is
When you ping your blog posts, you are sending an update from your blog to directories. Pinging is an easy way to help the search engines and article directories know that you have new content on your blog. While pinging may not have a direct inpact on the number of visitors to your blog, it may have an indirect effect. Pinging helps to make your blog more Search Engine Friendly which will help you rank higher in search engines. This makes your blog easier to find for internet users which will make it easier for them to visit!
Proper Pinging Practices
Don’t be a ping spammer. Don’t continually ping your blog content to directories. Just ping each new post once. Directories can block you as a spammer if you ping your content too frequently.
How to Ping
If you’re a WordPress user, pinging can be done automatically for you. On your dashboard, simply go to your Settings menu and select Writing. Under Update Services, past the directory URLs that you want to update. If you’re not a WordPress user, you’ll have to manually ping your URLs. This article on How to Manually Ping Google Blog Search is a helpful one. Free pinging services, such as Ping-O-Matic, can also be useful.
Where to Ping
Here is the list of directories that Blogelina is pinging: