This Pinging tips for SEO will come in handy for WordPress users, it’s a free a SEO tool you can use even if you are new to SEO. Pinging your blog or website basically signals to alert directory and search engines. This might come in handy when you have just added new contents and you want them to get indexed faster instead of waiting for them to come to you. There are many other Ping websites apart from Pingomatic.com.
However, here is what you need to take note of when using Ping sites.
- Site pinging is not a substitute for back linking or it should not serve as a replacement to back linking or other SEO tips. Remember that search engines base their rankings on the amount of sites your site is linked to. Websites who have better backlinks will rank higher than sites with few quality backlinks.
- Pinging is just one of the tools you need for Search Engine Optimization. You don’t have to over ping your website or blog because it will look like spam and it will definitely work against any traffic building attempts you make. However, some directories may even ban your URL. Ensure you don’t ping your site when you don’t have a new content or if you haven’t made any changes as changing the layout, or a new design. Pinging when you don’t have changes or new content will just look like spam.
- Pinging can be done as often as you want however some ping websites will only allow you to ping within a certain period of time. Some other will not allow you ping other sub pages if you have pinged your home page. Most times you have to ping manually, launch the website and enter your URL to ping your site. However, if you are on the WordPress platform it can be carried out automatically.
Take these steps.
Login to your WordPress Dashboard
Then to Settings
Click on Writing then scroll down to update services
Copy and Paste the list of URL’s
After pasting the URLs,
There is a tab that contains space to enter ping sites URLs, so enter as much as you have. I have a list of generated ping URLs from WordPress and Vladamir Prevolac which you can download and paste on your website.
Whenever you post new contents on your website or blog, the saved URLs are automatically pinged as this is an awesome feature powered by wordpress. So instead of pinging your contents and blogposts manually, you can automatically ping them.
Download the list of URLs here