Stupid Question #336: What is Pinging????

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  1. djtphn1 profile image78
    djtphn1posted 11 years ago

    Can someone explain to me or direct me to a link about pinging????What is it, why do I want to do it, will it feel good and will I want to do it again and again????? Serioiusly, I have  no clue

  2. coolbreeze profile image49
    coolbreezeposted 11 years ago

    Pinging to my understanding is sending one of the blog listing services a packet
    like your a URL (Universal Resource Locater) telling them Hey I am here and I updated my blog.

    Heres one explanation

    I am guessing you want to learn about blog pinging But heres the definition of how we used to use pininging

    Ping is a basic Internet program that allows a user to verify that a particular IP address exists and can accept requests. The verb ping means the act of using the ping utility or command. Ping is used diagnostically to ensure that a host computer you are trying to reach is actually operating.

  3. djtphn1 profile image78
    djtphn1posted 11 years ago

    So, I will read that, but will it tell me how to do it?????  I am a virgin pinger, I guess....Hahaha...

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think you need to worry about pinging. It's just a message to a service to come look for new content. Hubpages gets crawled at least daily, so any new content will be found automatically.

  4. coolbreeze profile image49
    coolbreezeposted 11 years ago

    Mark is more than likely correct 

    Google does visit hubpages several times a day. At the moment

    Maybe because everyone is pinging their hubs???

    1. makemoneyonline profile image34
      makemoneyonlineposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It's still usefull if you want to be referenced by the blog services not just google as far as I can understand.

  5. djtphn1 profile image78
    djtphn1posted 11 years ago

    Would it be good for my blog then????

  6. djtphn1 profile image78
    djtphn1posted 11 years ago

    It's google blogger, so they probably do the same thing, I don't know, what do you think Mark?

  7. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 11 years ago

    As far as I know, you cannot ping yourself from hubpages, but I am open to correction.

    I just assumed you were asking about hubpages, rather than something else but I would think your blog will get crawled also. I'm afraid I know nothing about ping software for blogger sites. WordPress , I can point you at some software.

  8. Betty Jo Petty profile image61
    Betty Jo Pettyposted 11 years ago

    Thanks for teaching me something new.  I'm Betty Jo

  9. Peter M. Lopez profile image84
    Peter M. Lopezposted 11 years ago

    I don't believe your hubs need to be pinged.  As for your blog, if you would like your info out to other services ASAP, i.e. Technorati, etc., then you can have your blog pinged by those services.  Listing on those services will get your blog pinged periodically anyway, but you can hurry them along if you like.

    You can also use a service like Feedburner which does most of that work for you.  Blogger blogs do not need to be pinged by Google, as they will be indexed by Google eventually, but you can have other services ping them.  I think a big key is patience.  You want to get listed everywhere and let all of the services know you are out there, but then it just takes time to develop a readership.  I think you will find that it grows steadily, slowly at first, but steadily.  I hope this helps.

  10. Peter M. Lopez profile image84
    Peter M. Lopezposted 11 years ago

    Oops, sorry. I was going to leave you these resources

    Tip for Bloggers

    Dummies Guide to Blogger


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