Can anyone tell me if pinging really helps and if so, what should you be pinging? The whole hub or individual articles. I know there are a few Pinging sites that are free such as http://www.indexkings.com/ and others such as Pingler, who would like you to pay but ping automatically for you. Your thoughts and advice will be appreciated.
Pinging is like sending fake traffic, and search engines don't like. A lot of websites have an "ani-ping mod" where they don't count that traffic. This might have worked a few years back and you would have been number 1 on Google for a long time, but not anymore. Or maybe the niches I was in were too competitive. Anyway, I stopped pinging a long time ago and I learned that pinging is now bad.
VictoriaSheffield, Hello, please see psycheskinner and spahi992 and shamim063 above to make your decision, as to whether you should bother. HubPages is so big Bing and Google go through it daily. Ping Farm and IndexKings.com are some ping sites. Try to Google pings sites for more. Also read below "Do you submit your hub articles to ping services?" for good answers.
It's been a long time since I have pinged. Frankly, it may have been before panda update. Would it help (or at least be a good idea) to ping because of the switch to sub domains, or would it likely make no difference in...
Errrr in idiot terms .. what is it and should I do it after launching a website or posting a hub? I have been doing very recently but not really 100% sure why .. I've been using Pingler any thoughts/advice?