Most blogger’s work hard to get indexed with Google. This useful Ping tool is very simple to apply to your blog, with just a click of a button.
Simplifying the term “Ping”, a ping is a message sent out from one computer to another. The other computer then sends an acknowledgment back – a bit like ping pong. If we don’t get a response back then either the other computer is not enabled or there is a problem with the connections between computers.
What Is The Purpose Of A Ping?
First of all: It gets your site indexed with Google and other search engines quickly. Plus numerous times I have optimized a post for search engines and published it, followed by a “Ping” and the page was indexed almost immediately and post ranked in Google. Don’t take my word for it, and go try it.
Secondly: Be the first one to Ping, your new post. Why… You may have heard of “scraper sites” – sites that “scrape” your post and then put it on your blog. For testing purposes, try this: Put a post up on your blog and wait for a couple of weeks. Go to copyscape and SEE where it has gone on the web. You will see at least a couple of copies maybe floating around out there.
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Claim Ownership Of Your Post…..
Don’t be surprised if someone already claimed your content. The search engine credits the original owner of the new page or post, to the first one that sends out a ping to be found or ( indexed).
In-conclusion: This should give you a real reason to take care of matters, quickly. Just “ping” after each post. Fortunately in WordPress, there is a solution. Use a plugin called Sitemap Generator, that generates a new sitemap (taking into account your latest post) and this plugin, pings all in one step. Solidifies everything in a click of button. Download the plugin and install it, with the files under Content – Plugins. Activate it and it’s ready to ping your next new post.
Once you’re done with your new post and click publish it. Then, go to the OPTIONS menu in WordPress. After activation, there will be a menu item under options called “Sitemap”. Click on that and click the “Manual Rebuild” button.
Simple steps as that!
[Simple Formula: Post great content – Publish – Ping] Posting to your blog or adding pages to your website should be a process as if you are washing, rinsing, and repeating.
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Optional Ping Listing Services: updates may vary with links enabled.
- An alternative is Feed Shark, which pings over 60 services for free.
- Feedburner users can use the Feedburner Pingshot service, which will alert most popular ping services.
- Check Vladimir’s WordPress Ping List, manually checked and updated
- The Smart Update Pinger (requires registration) and the MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer plugins provide future post pings, logging, and avoid sending any ping notification when editing previously published posts. The Smart Update Pinger also provides correct extended ping request handling.
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