How And Why To Ping Your Blog Posts

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Although search engines will eventually find and crawl your latest blog posts there are some steps you can take to speed up the process.Simply sharing your latest posts on social networks can help as search engines can follow links on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ ect..One of the best ways to let search engines know you have updated is by Pinging them.

What Is Pinging

When you ping your latest blog post you are telling search engines directly that you have new content on your site.Most ping services will update among others Google Blog Search, Weblogs, Feedburner, and Icerocket.

Popular Ping Services


How To Ping

With most ping services you enter the page or post title and URL an ping.Some allow you to submit multiple URL's while some also let you add a description.It is important you only Ping your website or blog when you add new content as pinging when nothing new is there to crawl can be seen as spam.

So while Pinging alone wont necessarily help your sites search engine rank it will help your content get found by Google, Bing and others.
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