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Whats the difference btw a Ping and RSS Feed?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by olorrieo, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. olorrieo

    olorrieo Newbie

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    Hi Newbie here,

    Can someone be so kind as to explain the difference between a ping and a RSS Feed. Im a little confused because I thought they did the same thing. If I have a blog and I want good ranking and traffic, do I ping or do I put a RSS Feed on it. and if I do both will I run the risk of getting banned from google.

    thanks in Advance:confused:
     
  2. tommyownz

    tommyownz Regular Member

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    How many times have we heard that? xD

    A Ping is when you "remind" search engines that you have updated your blog/website/whatever.

    An RSS Feed is where you can subscribe to newly posted information from a blog.
     
  3. olorrieo

    olorrieo Newbie

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    Thanks that clears it up for me..So am I to believe that when it comes to me trying to get traffic and indexing I should be more concerned with the pinging that an RSS Feed?:)

    thanks in advance
     
  4. dynander

    dynander Regular Member

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    As I see it, an RSS Feed is more for usability, for your visitors. and ping is for SE