You may have heard by now you should be pinging your blog but what is pinging and what does it actually do? What a ping does is tells search engines and other sites that you have new updated content on your site and they need to come check you out. Upon this request a bot or spider will be sent to your website that crawls your site for new information and index’s your pages for keywords to be listed in search engines like Google and Yahoo. This allows your sites to be indexed faster and let them know of new content that needs to be shared with the world.
How do you submit your site to be pinged?
It’s very simple and there are a number of websites that offer this service. Many of these are free such as Blog buzzer which will ping your blog to over 20 different sites. It can become a bit of a hassle doing it every day and remembering to. For this they offer a premium addition for just $9 a year which willÂ automatically ping your blog once a day to these top sites.