Blog pinging sites

United States
September 12, 2007 10:08pm CST
If you have a blog and you do not use pinging sites then you are missing out on a great amount of exposure for your blog. I have several great ones that I use but I will not post any links. Any search engine will give them to you by searching "blog pinging service" These pinging sites send out a message to the blog engine sites that you have posted or updated a blog and the engines will then pick up your new original content on their sites. Pinging sites are all very easy to use and you should use one every single time you update your blog. Do not over use them because you will be blacklisted as a spammer but used on a regular basis when you update your blogs will result in increased traffic over time.
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@re08dz (1941)
• Australia
13 Sep 07
And just to add in - if you use a wordpress blog you can set it to automatically ping whatever services you want when you updated your blog. You're right pinging a blog or even a squidoo lens is a great idea to let the search engines know you have great content.
@re08dz (1941)
• Australia
13 Sep 07
lol - that should be let the search engines know you have new content - though it could be great too :-)
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• United States
13 Sep 07
If you have a website this is also why it is important to have a blog associated with the website. Pinging Service = traffic for blog = traffic for website
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@badpenny (741)
• Seagoville, Texas
13 Sep 07
Blogger blogs can also be set to automatically ping when you update. You should also have at least one additional feed. Feedburner, etc, will regularly scan a blog for new content, and when someone runs a search for a keyword contained within a post, it will flaf that information. A lot of the blog pinging sites will also automatically check perioodically for new posts on your blog. Sometimes this is a premium service, but if you are going to be using your blog as a commercial conduit, this may be a good investment. I have several ebooks concerning this subject, and I will make any of them available to anyone who ask for them. Just add me as a friend and send me a PM.
• United States
13 Sep 07
Keep in mind that these "in-house" pinging services are sometimes "biased" toward only a few blogging engines. I prefer to use an independant pinging service because they also reach out to way more engines than the built in pings. Just in my experience.
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• United States
13 Sep 07
pingomatic is a great service and one I use myself