Importance of pinging for new blogger
Importance of pinging is often ignored or unknown if you are starting to build a blog or a website, you should not forget the importance of pinging or ping your blog updates.
Some people will even ping their backlinks that they have just made, because they expect that Google bots index those backlinks too.
I have personally never done this “backlink” pinging, but some people would do.
By knowing and doing blog ping is like you want Search engines like Google, Yahoo and others to receive your site’s updates or changes. This will give benefit, because those new posts can be indexed really fast. (related: how long Google indexing takes).
If you are having a static HTML site, or other sites which are not build by wordpress, you will have to find pinging sites and enter your website’s informations and basic datas, such as your website’s address, and the site or page or even post’s title then you should find a button to start pinging.
To ping your site pages, you can go to ping sites, I only know two of them, and those are very popular. Those sites are pingoat.com, and pingomatic.com.
The downside of having HTML websites is, you will need to do that for every pages in your sites. It can take a while to finish if you have quite a lot of amount of web pages.
It does not cost you anything, but your time, imagine you have a website with 20 HTML pages or more, you will need to have time to ping all of those pages.
Surely, you don’t have to do that all at once, but if you create a new page, you will have one more page to ping, one reason why people should use wordpress if they want to create a lot of pages in their website.
Importance of pinging for wordpress users
From the hassles above, everytime we create a new HTML page in our sites, we should go to those ping sites, you would not have to do that again if you are a wordpress user.
In my post, how to ping your blog, and using ping optimizer is very very very important thing to do right after you install a wordpress blog.
By installing a ping optimizer plugin (I use cbnet ping optimizer, other people use maxblogpress plugin for the same function), your wordpress blog will control how many times the changes or editings should be pinged to ping server.
So using wordpress is very helpful, because pinging can be done inside your admin area, and this feature is provided by default, you will not need to go to ping sites everytime you have a new article published in your blog.
Importance of pinging – one thing to note
Apart of installing “ping” optimizer plugin in your wordpress blog, you should also need to pay attention that if you have a really new blog, let’s say a few weeks, you should build links naturally, and not too much.
My recommendation, install ping optimizer in your new blog, as it is also one factor in the importance of pinging in blog SEO.