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Your WordPress Ping List
What is a Ping? What is a WordPress Ping List? Why do I need to Ping my blog? In this post we are going to be looking at Search Engines or rather we are going to be looking at an easy way to notify them of any changes you’ve made to your website or blog. I mean, why wait for the search engines to ‘crawl’ your site when you can notify them by pinging your blog?
To notify the search engines of the new changes to your website or blog you need to ‘Ping’ them.
Basically a Ping is a push button way to say to the search engine ‘Hey! Look over here, we’re new, relevant and we have something you should take a look at!’
The best way to do that if you have a WordPress blog is to cut and paste the following WordPress ping list of over 25 ping services into your WordPress Blog Update Services Field.
We’ve also made a short video literally showing you ‘over my shoulder’ the exact steps you need to take to do this.
WordPress Ping List
Add Your Your WordPress Ping List to Your Blog
Your WordPress Blog Update Services Field can be found by accessing your WordPress Admin Dashboard or backend. Scoll down the page and search the left hand side column until you find: Settings > Writing > Update Services Field.
Cut and paste the WordPress ping list from above and then hit the save button. Next time you make a change to your blog or publish a new post or page to your website, it will automatically ‘ping’ it to all the search engines allowing greater visibility for your site.
When you publish a new post, WordPress automatically notifies the Ping site update services. (Pingomatic is the only service set by default).
For more about this, see Update Services on the Codex. Remember to separate multiple service URLs with line breaks or commas.
A Word of Warning! – Don’t manually ping your blog without making changes or updates to it as this can be seen by the search engines as spammy and black hat. Once is enough when you make an update and this will be automatic so, it’s literally set and forget!
The search engine love to see relevant and regularly updated blogs, so now is the time to take action! You now know what a Ping is, you have a WordPress Ping list and know the importance of why you should Ping your blog, so post a new article today!
Video Update on Power of Your WordPress Ping List
Watch this video below to see the proof of the speed of this actual post ‘Your WordPress Ping List‘ appearing on the first page of Google SERP’s (Search Engine Result Pages) for it’s main keywords.
Feel free to Contact Us if you need any questions answered. We’re always happy to help.
Post by Perry Stevens Movember 2011.
Blend Local Search Marketing Ltd.
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WordPress Ping List