What is pinging?
Pinging is the process that notifies about the site updates to blog tracking system. How does pinging works? Ping service scans the blogs for regular update. When there is a new update for a specific blog, the updates are notified to the pinging service’s site. Ping services are just like search engine spiders, both scan the sites for new updates or information and report that updates to their particular site. The only difference is that ping service only reports back new blog updates and posts.
Why is pinging useful for my blog?
Pinging inform people about the new blog updates. All of those who follow your blog regularly, will see the ping and visit your blog for new updates. Pinging also helps in improving the traffic to your blogs by informing the blog updates to the followers. The followers who visit the sites with pinging services, they get this information in the form of a scroll on the left or right side, or may be on top of the page. Normally, the scroll is in XML format and usually includes the title and URL of your blog including the date and time of the update.
Who offers pinging?
There are many pinging services available which can be used for blog pinging. I have mentioned some of them who provides pinging services .
Weblogs.com is one of the most well-known pinging service. Weblogs.com monitors sites for updates and then pings whenever there is an update to report. Almost, every blog software is available to use Weblogs.
One more popular pinging service. This one is suggested by Yahoo and has a built-in integration with movable type and other tools. The thing I like about this service is that it offers the facility of updating via Instant Messaging services like AOL and ICQ. It is a direct pinging service, so those who sign up for subscriptions to your blog will be sent an email whenever you update your blog.
Blogrolling allows its bloggers to manage their blogrolls(updates) through a web-based interface. Recently updated blogs are also highlighted on Blogrolling’s web site. Data is automatically retrieved from other sites like blogger.com and weblogs.com every 5 minutes. Often times your blog is already being pinged by Blogrolling, so you might not have to sign up for it. Search on the site first for your URL before signing it up.
Technorati is a service that pings blogs. It gets its data from different places and is definitely a site you should try for blog pinging.
I have mentioned just four of the many different blog pinging service providers. You can make a quick search on googlr or yahoo and they will reveal some more blog pinging services that can be utilized for your blog. It is nice to signup for a lot of blog pinging service providers to ensure that your blog is well-pinged. It will definitely help in generating more traffic and visitors for your blog. So, go ahead and sign up for as many as possible and watch the increase in your blog traffic.
Pinging inform the people about blog update. It is pretty useful and easy to sign up service, so Just go ahead and sign your blog up for pinging!!
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