Continuing on the theme of useful tools to have on your website, today’s topic is pinging.
“Pinging” your site to ping directories is in effect sending an electronic message asking them to pay attention to your site, and to visit you to check out your new content.
The good news is, it can be done automatically within WordPress. Once you publish a new post or page, your Ping plugin will ping all the sites in your “ping list” or list of sites to which you want to send a ping.
Then, at some stage, maybe very quickly, maybe later the same day (this depends on the ping service, not you) their robots are sent to visit your homepage to see what’s new. Effectively you’re putting up a flag saying “New Content Here”. So pinging enables you to tell a list of other websites that you have new content and that they should come over and see it. On a good day, if you’re lucky & a pinged site visits your blog, it could appear in the search engines in just a few hours!
Search engines & directories want to be able to hear about new content as soon as it’s published, and by pinging them they are able to do that. So it helps them to do what they want – get new content for searchers, and quick – and helps us do what we want – get our new content onto the search engines quickly.
So, pinging announces to various important websites that we now have an update on our own website and we want them to come and visit it. And by sending this little message, we’ll hopefully increase our search engine exposure.
So: add the CB Ping Optimizer plugin to your WordPress website & get more attention than ever!
Do you want MY Ping List?
I have spent many hours over the past year & a half, compiling a list of ping
You can save yourselves loads of time (and money!)
When you install & activate the plugin, just add in the list & ping!
If you have any difficulty with the download, just get in touch & I’ll sort it out. (I will need your Paypal receipt though!)
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Wishing you success…