One tool that can be quite helpful in drawing visitors and subscribers to your blog is *Ping* services. These services allow you to automatically notify blog directories and search engines that your blog has recently been updated.
Obviously , the longer your ping list is the greater the chance is that you’ll gain a nice traffic flow from those sources.
The list below is the one I use. Feel free to include it on your blog.
For WordPress users, you can modify your ping list on the Control Panel, then Settings, then Writing.
If I’ve overlooked any services, feel free to leave a suggestion in the comments section below.
UPDATE:f you are a blogger user, you have to ping your blog manually. Once you post a new article, visit the below sites, enter your site’s name and ping.
Pingomatic – Most popular one. Can ping your blog to most of the search engines.
Technorati – One of the most powerful ping service. Always try pinging this service.
Pingoat – This can ping up to 52 services.
King Ping – Check the pinging services and ping up to 18 ping services.
Pingates – Supports several language pings.
AutoPinger – As the name suggests, once asked it will start pinging to selected servers.
Ping.in – It can notify blog services
You say “One tool that can be quite helpful …. is *Ping* services.
Feel free to include it on your blog”
How? Do we need to visit each one and subscribe or just copy paste the list?
Sorry, I’m a newbie
Jenna the Wikipedia page for “Ping” should help you.
Hmm – not sure why I have an angry face as my avatar – ha ha
Jon Clayton says
Thank you so much. I have been waiting for an updated list for a little while. ‘Tis appreciated!
Great tip. I use the pinging services extensively for my blogs. I’ve also started using them for my Squidoo lenses . . . you can ping anything on the Pingler.com site.
Do you need a membership for all these services?
Easily added to Windows Live Writer.
How do I make this work with Blogger?
Gayla Baer says
@ Jenna – you can copy and paste the list into WordPress as described above or you can visit the update links near the bottom to ping individually and manually.
@ Jon – These lists are forever changing. This happens to be the most recent list I have and use.
@ Genesis – Thanks for the tip.
@ Diana – No membership required.
@ Meg – I updated the list above for Blogger users.
Thanks – I will give it a try.
Woo hoo! Thanks for this…I’m always looking for more arcane technical things I can do for my blog. I’m strong on writing, but highly technically challenged.
Just copied them into my WordPress, which only had pingomatic. Can’t wait to see what happens!
Thanks for great list! Every little bit helps.
Carson Brackney says
Very cool for you to pass that along! You motivated me to share my list–after checking to see what you had that I might’ve missed, of course!
Great post. I need to look into this for my blog.I’ve been running it for awhile, but am a total n00b when it comes to things like this. Thanks for the ideas.
Tomasz Stasiuk says
Ok, wow! That’s some ping list. Thank you for putting this all together!
I’m still confused as to how to add these to my blog. When I am in settings, then writing, I don’t see anything on how to add these or how to use pings.
Agree that this is a great list, but it would have been nice if you included the steps or pointed the newbies (like me) in the direction of how to do it.
The wiki page just describes what pinging is and doesn’t really help on how to add it to a blog. Is there a help page on Word Press that talks about it?
Franky Branckaute says
Gina, go in your WP dashboard to Settings -> Writing. At the bottom you will find a section called Update Services.
Copy the whole list Gayla posted in the field there and save it. With every entry you post all these services will now be notified or ‘pinged’ as we call it.
Gayla Baer says
If you are using wordpress – scroll all the way to the bottom. There is a space there to copy and paste the list into.
Hempgard University says
Thank you for sharing this invaluable information.