Pinging is communicating with an entity to see if it will communicate back.
(Old school definition)
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.
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.
Here’s my shot at new school definition.
The old definition, plus:
Pinging is communicating with an entity to make others aware of the entity.
Thanks, still trying to learn what to do and what not to do!
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.
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.
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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