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!
by Ritsos6 years ago
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?
by Shelley Watson3 years ago
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...
by Andria8 years ago
What exactly is pinging? I read girlygirls earlier post about pinging. I have no idea what it means.I have visions of randomly pinging (something) across the internet and am worried I may be ponged back.And it's the...
by 02SmithA9 years ago
I was reading up on pinging and the different sites out there such as pingomatic and kping. Do you submit each hub post to a ping or is what you submit to them just your profile page? I want to make sure I'm submitting...
by BlissfulWriter5 years ago
Wordpress submits each post to ping services like pingomatic. Should we be submitting our Hubs to these services or submit a ping each time we post a new Hub?
by smalika6 years ago
what is the procedure of submitting the links of your hubs to search engines?
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