Understanding Blogging and Pinging for SEO
Although, “Blogging and Pinging” may sound like a singing or comedy group, I can assure you that it is a method that will get you more frequent visits by spiders. And, in our world of blogging, that’s a good thing!
Now, we’ve all learned how important it is to blog. As time wore on, we learned more about SEO and its importance to where our blog gets placed in the search engines. “Pinging,” however, is a word we rarely hear… but which has a significant bearing on how the spiders travel to your blog.
Initially, a ping was a program that bounced a request off another computer or server on the network to see if the remote computer was responding. It turns out that the same program can be used as a method of informing others that your blog exists and also let’s them know when a new blog has been published.
When you put the the blogging and the pinging together, the technique results in an extremely effective way of getting ANY web site, big or small, indexed by the main search engines.
Blogging and Pinging and Spiders… Oh, My!
What if pinging gets your site indexed almost immediately? And does it for Free!
If you blog regularly, then you probably know that getting your site indexed with the major search engines can be time consuming and frustrating. It’s also very difficult to accomplish in a short period of time. You spend time composing good content, worrying about keywords, planning keyword density, and finally… when you’ve saved your blog, knowing you have great content and an SEO perfect blog… you get to wait. Sometimes weeks and sometimes months are spent waiting for the spiders to come and crawl through your new content to see if it’s worthy of the first page.
Blogging and Pinging speeds up that process… dramatically.
The ping serves as a notification that your site has changed in some way and, in response, spiders are dispatched by the search engines to crawl through your html code to see what’s new. Imagine, rather than waiting, you can be indexed within 48 hours.
And here’s more good news. Once Google has your site, other search engines that feed from Google’s feeds will put you on their site, as
well. It’s fast and efficient, so why not give it a try.
There are several sites that I know of. One is Pingler which has been around for quite some time. They charge $2.99 a month for 25 urls… (only $.12 per url).
There are two sites I know of that are free. The first is Ping-O-Matic and the other is Autopinger. I’m currently trying Autopinger. Either one will save you massive amounts of time compared to doing nothing or sending to search engines by hand. Note: If you use a WordPress blog then you have Pingomatic already. It’s automatic and if you ping again the search engines may see it as spam.
I hope you’ve gained some usable information from this blog, titled “Blogging and Pinging.” Tomorrow’s blog is titled (at least for now)… “What do the Spiders See?”
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