Getting Traffic With Pinging

Using Pinging For Traffic

Social Bookmarking is one of the main methods of getting traffic to your websites or hubs, but what about another way of producing traffic? Sending back links is very important to get organic traffic and get ranked higher in the search engines. Of course, there is another way to help you in the search engines. This is something that is very simple to do. This is not something that is necessarily going to drive tons of traffic, but it will help if you are sending back links along with writing quality content. Why not do everything possible to maximize your success right? Well pinging is something you can do. What is pinging you ask? Metaphorically speaking, pinging is basically raising the red flag on your mailbox to let the mailman know you have mail that needs to be sent out. In the technical term, it basically tells the search engines that your website/blog has been updated and sends out pings to a number of them. This is very important if you write new hubs or have a website that has been updated with new content.

So How Do I Ping?

Pinging is very simple. You simply need to give the ping site your website URL,name of website/blog, and RSS Feed. The RSS feed is usually optional and some ping websites may not even ask for the RSS. I myself include it always though. Most of the time, pinging is very fast, but it depends on what ping service you use.

How often to Ping

You should not ping constantly, but ping when your website/blog is updated. For example, if you a wrote few more hubs here on hubpages, then you should ping them to update search engines. If you ping to often then you may get labeled as a "ping spammer". A lot of pinging sites will not let you constantly ping anyway. Some people will arguably say to ping everyday, even if you have not updated anything on your website or blog. It's hard to say if theres a "magic number" for how many times you should ping. In the end, you should really only ping when new content is updated. If your someone who updates your website/blog daily, then perhaps you will want to ping them daily then.

What are some good ping sites? Here is a list of some pinging sites I use.


Pinging can be a great way to help drive more traffic to your website/blog. Just remember, do not over use these services or you may be labeled as a ping spammer. Send pings whenever your content is updated whether it be everyday or a few times a week. This may not be the number one source to get a lot of traffic by any means, its just nice addition. Pinging also takes virtually little time to do so why not give pinging a try? This is no substitute for sending back links though. It is merely a supplement for what you should already be doing. Make sure your content is not spam or copied content. Original content is what you want.

There are also many more ping web sites than the ones I mentioned. Just keep in mind, that a lot of those services might already use some of the same websites that others services do. You might send a ping on pingomatic and find that ping goat also sends pings to some of the same sites.

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seller35 6 years ago from California

Thanks for the article. I ping any time I update my Hubs.

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Shawn Scarborough 6 years ago from The Lone Star State

Nice article on pinging. Voted up.

lorena 6 years ago

can I ping my site on 2 pinging sites?

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saksare 6 years ago from Madera,CA

awsome information. im gonna ping my hubs and blog rightaway...=]

harris david 6 years ago

nice topic. I was searching for a topic like this.



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PierrePierre 6 years ago

Good resource! Thanks!

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Spacey Gracey 6 years ago from Essex, UK

Thanks - I really need to find out more about pinging

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nikmaya62 6 years ago

Good idea to ping our new hub. I also do that. You explain clearly David 470. Thanks for sharing.

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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Great info - thank you very much! I didn't know I could be a "ping spammer"! Argh! Must do everything in moderation.

This has been a world of help.

Rated up and useful!

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DrumsAcousticMuse 6 years ago from Los Angeles

Great hub! things are starting to clear up for me- but one question though, if your ping your feed do you still need to manually submit the feed to those sites?

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David 470 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States Author

@ DrumsAcousticMuse

I don't believe so, but some people like to manually submit to other RSS feeds because some might not be listed on pinging sites. Theres so many lol

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Stacie L 6 years ago

I use Ping-o-matic as's easy to use!

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Megavitamin 6 years ago

Thanks for the info! I just recently learned about pinging, but had only heard of Ping-O-Matic. Definitely didn't know I could end up being a spammer--nobody wants that! Great hub :0)

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twentyfive 6 years ago

Thank you for the great tips. These are very helpful. Bookmarking this.

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destiny357 6 years ago

Thanks for the information. Great hub!

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going off to try to ping!

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going off to try to ping!

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Writingissharing 6 years ago

I'm going to ping, ping and ping some more lol Thanks 470

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shaekelly 6 years ago from Alabama

Wow u learn something new every day and this is definitely news to me. Thanks

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AutumnLockwood 6 years ago from Northern California

Great suggestion. Will try this ASAP. Thanks!

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Str8up Hookups 6 years ago

Awesome content!

Thanks for sharing!

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nagendragpu 6 years ago

thanks for reading got usefull tips to increase my traffic

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PJ Hawkinson 6 years ago

Not 100% sure how to ping yet, but I'm gonna give it a shot. Thanks for the great idea.

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KLeichester 6 years ago

Keep posting stuff like this. It is very helpful. Thanks.

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dotty1 6 years ago from In my world

thank you so much have just done it and understood so that's a new fan and rating you up - big thanks

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david stillwagon 6 years ago

great advice, I especially like ping o matic

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Bima.Purnawan1 6 years ago from Republic of Indonesia

These hubs are nice and interesting - I will try to ping.

Thanks for sharing

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J and J 6 years ago

I'll give this a go I think

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canadawest99 5 years ago from Canada

Social bookmarking got some of my hubs removed by the admins. Hubpages staff are definitely against linking.

carrentalslabest 5 years ago

Thanks for the nice content and explanation. If sending continuous pings from same IP will notify by Google?

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Joe Macho 5 years ago from Colorado

Thanks for the hub. I've been trying to drive more traffic, but this is the first hub that I've come across that addresses the benefits of pinging. I'll definitely have to give it a try and see if it helps at all. Voted up and useful.

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mobias 5 years ago from Forest Grove, OR

weird! I try "Pingomatic" and it brings up a blank white page that simply says- "You are too awesome for Ping-o-matic" ! ! !

lol I's either too busy or it's down??

....or I truly AM too awesome for!

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Terishere 5 years ago

I never heard of pinging. It can't hurt to try it. Cool!

Interesting hub and useful. I'm bookmarking this hub.


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deebdiver 5 years ago

cool lens to drive traffic to your hup

Thank you

how increase traffic and get a websites tons of buyer

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klanguedoc 5 years ago from Canada

Thanks for the advice David

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strong n fit 5 years ago

thanks great help.

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shwetha123 5 years ago

Great advice! Thanks for sharing

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PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

Well, I am so glad I read your hub, as I am still learning about getting traffic to my blogs. I feel like a new born baby about getting traffic,and I still do not understand backlinks and RSS Feed. But I am still researching. As I have spent all my time just writing blogs.

Thanks again,


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

This is simple and easy to understand-- and as for pinging, I noticed that Squidoo will not let you "ping" from their utils if your hubs is not updated withing the last 24 hours.

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Tuesday75 5 years ago from Omaha, NE

Thank you!

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videogameviking 5 years ago from California

Thanks! Great advice.

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Kris Heeter 5 years ago from Indiana

Question - when listing in something like ping-0-matic do your list the actual new blog URL or your general blog list page? And for hubpages - the URL of the new hub or your profile page? thx in advance!

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starstream 5 years ago from Northern California

I will try that when I complete a couple more new hubs! Thanks so much!

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The-BestMouseTrap 5 years ago from The heartland, USA

So much to learn, I feel like a sponge soaking up all this well written material you have. I read another article about pinging, but was a little confused. You presented it clearly, thank you.

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Matt in Jax 5 years ago from Jacksonville, FL

Awesome info!

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kikalina 5 years ago from Europe

what great tips.

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Tracy Lynn Conway 5 years ago from Virginia, USA

Great hub! I will look into pinging. ~Voted up and useful~

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dotty1 5 years ago from In my world

Great hub, as a beginner I was astounded at the increase in traffic from simply entering the URL and clicking submitt.... So most definitely worth it :)

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A.CreativeThinker 5 years ago

Very useful hub and informative. Thanks for sharing. :)

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giocatore 5 years ago

Hi, and thanks for this. Being pretty new, I'm trying to figure all these things out. When you ping, is there any point to using a tracker in your URL? Second question: what is the RSS URL for a hub? Thanks, voting up and SHARING.

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Tanya YpsiGirl 5 years ago from Ann Arbor

Thank you, I will try this and come back to post the results.

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Kireina Jewellery 4 years ago from UK

l am new to pinging and just started the other day. This was useful as l was really worried that pinging my backlinks for my Etsy shop may be a bad idea. l am glad l read this. Thank you.

Dan Albert 4 years ago

Thanks for your nice article

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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

I had no idea about pinging. Great article and introduction for me as well. This is definitely one I will be looking into and reading more about. Thank you David! Lisa

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i4u 4 years ago

Totally cool tips.

Ping-o-matic is what I use for my blog.

The hubs is really good to follow.

Best wishes!

Admin 4 years ago

Use ping-o-matic. Very good

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AffiliatBlogBacon 4 years ago from Leawood, KS

...a bit outdated. Pinging is a 2010 strategy.

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Sonali Singh 3 years ago

Thanks for the informative. I found this hub very informative and will use it henceforth whenever I publish a new hub.

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strong n fit 3 years ago

great help

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