Blogger Hacks, Categories, Tips & Tricks

Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Pinging for Blogs
Pinging lets services that index blogs know that your site has been updated, and that they should take a fresh look at it. If you turn on the option, Blogger will automatically ping when you republish. There are many more indexes and engines trying to keep track of your prose now, though, and recently a number of ping tools have been created that let you increase the exposure of your site. These include:
Pingoat seems to offer the widest range of destinations for your ping, and works quickly. Fred Giasson's KingPing is also worth a look. All these tools will let you bookmark the results page after you ping. For one-click repeat pinging, simply select the bookmark again.

Finally: I guess that when a few people were pinging, there was a comparative advantage in it for them, because their sites got crawled more often than the rest of us. I think the new advantage is in Google sitemaps. If you've set your site up to be crawled by the service, that's your new number one ping.

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Posted at 7:31 PM by John.
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Blogger Unknown said...
Should also check out and

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Blogger mohanjith said...
You should also checkout Poll-n-Ping. They monitor your blog for changes and then automatically initiate the ping.

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