Are You Pinging your Blog?

November 26, 2008 in Blog Education by admin

Ping-A-Ling!  Ping-A-Ling! Are You Pinging your Blog?

A member came to me and said – ok what is this business about pinging a blog?

I gave her a very simple answer and she replied..there has to be more to it than that!

Rolling my my virtual sleeves I went searching for the most complete answer I could find. Here it goes -

What is Pinging?

Here is what ravi9237 said in part

“A ‘Ping’ is a basic Internet program that lets you verify that a particular Internet address exists and can accept requests. The verb ping means the act of using the ping utility or command.”

ok a rather complicated answer,but still descriptive.

How about what the fine folks at Cruft said ( loved the moustaches by the way :-) )
How Pinging Works
Sending out a ping is like raising the red flag on the mailbox to tell the mailman
you have new mail to be sent. In this case, you are telling the weblog tracking sites
that your site has been updated.
Here is what MomsCashBlog has to say on How to PING your blog

What are the main advantages to pinging your blog you ask?
From Maxblogpress here is the best advantages to pinging your blog that I could find:

# Some of those websites add your blog in their directory giving you a one way link.

# Some of those websites list your blog in their recently updated blog list.

# Search engines quickly come to your blog, index it and start sending traffic.

# Blog search engines like Google Blog Search, Yahoo Search Blog, etc… also crawl and index your blog which in turn send additional traffic.

# People visiting those blog directories see your blog there and come to your blog.

# Blogrolling scripts like and WordPress check update services to see if you’ve updated and then they reflect that on everyone’s site, usually by moving you to the top of people’s blogrolling list or putting a recently updated indicator by your link.

# Services like Technorati ( spider your links to tell who is linking to you and who you’re linking to, almost in real time. If you show up on someone’s Technorati link list for their site (often called an “egorati search”) they’re likely to visit your site to see what you said, increasing your exposure.

# Other sites like and list the most recently updated blogs and many people browse these to find something new when they’re bored.

By the way, read their warning and heed!

Any other Questions?

To Your Success,

Success BlogNet Team