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I am noob, what is pinging?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by canuckle83, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. canuckle83

    canuckle83 Registered Member

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    What exactly is pinging your website , is it suppose to only help you get indexed faster? if so, how do I ping my own website?
     
  2. Nookie Monster

    Nookie Monster Senior Member

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    Yes it is used to help index your site. Try pingomatic. Google it.
     
  3. purewealthinc

    purewealthinc Regular Member

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    Pinging - is to alert the search engines that you have made changes with your sites

    I recommend to use www.pingomatic.com to ping your site. But there are more ping sites out there.. start searching mate!
     
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  4. findingseosecrets

    findingseosecrets Newbie

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    Yeah it's basically tells the most search engines that you made changes with your websites and tells also the search engine to make a crawl to your websites..
     
  5. euhero

    euhero Regular Member

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    Can someone explain some logical explaination about pinging? Why do search engine get alerted when the site are pinged? I also heard that if you ping to much your site gets deindex or something? Can someone explain it thoroughly ?


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  6. nikolaalx

    nikolaalx Regular Member

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    Pinging is the process of sending a ping to a blog search engine or a search service that is usually used for blogs. The ping is a way for your blog to send a notice saying "hey there is new content here" with hope it attracts attention.

    However the effectiveness is a bit questionable in my opinion as its heavily exploited for quite some time now. Normal search engines such as Google and Bing do not rely on pinging at all.

    If you want to get pages idnexed fast better use bookmarking.
     
  7. backlinkboy

    backlinkboy BANNED BANNED

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    You couldn't use the search function or perhaps google it? You're that lazy you had to just write another thread? *sigh*

    Give up IM now. It's not for you. If you can't even research something as simple as pinging without getting your little hand held then you have NO chance of succeeding. Sorry. Harsh, but true.


    And here's someone else who can't research something on their own. *facepalm*


    Utter nonsense. This is why you do your research on something and don't just ask basic questions on a forum where you'll end up with dozens of dubious responses.

    It doesn't "tell" search engines anything. It certainly doesn't instruct search engines to crawl your site.

    A ping is a mechanism for blogs where your site automatically sends an XML-RPC push to one or more XML-RPC ping servers that will then update their list with your latest blog post/update. It just so happens that search engines check these lists frequently and they'll be able to see you've made an update and/or that you exist.
     
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  8. soma56

    soma56 Regular Member

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    I found a pretty decent one yesterday:

    http://www.pingfarm.com

    It also has a rapid indexer:

    http://www.indexkings.com

    ************, a brilliant SEO expert to whom I've had the privildge of talking to, first introduced my to his own personal indexer when it was released a couple of years ago. It was a '************************************************************************' software that basically indexed websites to a list of statistics related websites. This more or less forced Google to index your site as Google was constantly scraping the statistics sites. His software only contained about 5k links (from what I recall). The online version above (indexkings) contains about 15k. I've seen brand new sites index into Google's serps in less then an hour with this technique. My personal theory is the sooner a website becomes indexed the sooner you'll start your quest for ranking it high.

    Pinging, in the SEO sense, is an active communication from a user (or software) to a search engine service for the means or purpose of requesting a specific url to be scraped and subsequently the content within that url to be 'indexed' within that search engine. You're basically saying "Hi, I'm new here, come check me out please!".

    FYI - Mods, Admins, Wannabes - I have no affiliation with any of the websites mentioned in this post - I just found them useful.
     
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  9. upl8t

    upl8t Regular Member

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    When you're pinging it's not a website you're pinging but rather a specific url. It's quite possible that a search engine like Google will spider additional pages after spidering the one that you've pinged.
     
  10. jacky8

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    As the rest of the guys here have said, it's a way of alerting the search engines that you have made changes and getting them to crawl your site again. The most popular one around here is Pingomatic, but you'll see that there are banner ads on here for other services. You might find that another one suits you best. As you're a self-confessed noob, I'd look for the one that you find most intuitive to use, just to get used to it. You can always change later on.
     
  11. seated

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    Odd, folks with 100 post or more seem to be willing to help everyone.

    On the other hand folks with less than 100 post seem to attack and beat up the nOOb's, badly.

    I see this happen all the time.

    No question is stupid, please feel free to ask.
    There will always be someoen here to help. We're all learners and teachers here.