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Does pinging work anymore?

March 14, 2008
Jay

First, what is pinging? Pinging is when you let the search engines know your site or blog has been updated. Search engine spiders are sent out and new content is noted in the engines. There are several free sites you can “ping” at including Ping-o-Matic, PingMyBlog, and Google.

Most of us are pinging daily without even knowing it, in fact, some web services ping for you like webpress.com. According to Google, you should ping your blog every time updates are made so that search engine spiders can crawl your site and recognize the new content.

For the few minutes it take to ping your blog, it’s worth doing and can only help increase your popularity in the search engines.