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Pinging?

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    BentleyMomposted 6 years ago

    What is pinging? Is it something I need to do?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Pinging is communicating with an entity to see if it will communicate back.

      (Old school definition)

    2. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Pinging is sending your articles to a bunch of sites that accept them. My advice would be not to do it, but if you want to, there are dozens of automated "pingers" that you can use.

      http://www.tools4ever.com/products/free/freeping/

  2. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    You can use sites like pingomatic or pingoat to ping your hubs, but I don't find it necessary. Pinging just tells the search engines that there's new content, but HP gets crawled enough so that's not a worry.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Here’s my shot at new school definition. smile

    The old definition, plus:

    Pinging is communicating with an entity to make others aware of the entity.

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    BentleyMomposted 6 years ago

    Thanks, still trying to learn what to do and what not to do!

  5. Peter Hoggan profile image86
    Peter Hogganposted 6 years ago

    A pinging service will inform search engines of new or updated content on your blog or website. You don’t send the article just the Blog title, url and rss feed. Using a service like http://pingomatic.com/ every time you create or update a blog, web page or hub can speed up indexing.

  6. tritrain profile image75
    tritrainposted 6 years ago

    Only ping when you FIRST published the Hub(s) or after a major update to it.

    Some ping services have or will block HubPages.  Pingler is notorious for this.


    Use in moderation.

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      BentleyMomposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thanks

  7. mcimicata profile image59
    mcimicataposted 6 years ago

    I wouldn't worry about pinging because most sites automatically pick up on your pages, so pinging would actually be nearly pointless, but if you want them to re-crawl your pages or index them a bit faster, you could give pinging a try!

 
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