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    BentleyMomposted 7 years ago

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

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

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

      (Old school definition)

    2. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin 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.

  2. lrohner profile image79
    lrohnerposted 7 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 image88
    paradigmsearchposted 7 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 7 years ago

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

  5. Peter Hoggan profile image70
    Peter Hogganposted 7 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 every time you create or update a blog, web page or hub can speed up indexing.

  6. tritrain profile image83
    tritrainposted 7 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 7 years agoin reply to this


  7. mcimicata profile image60
    mcimicataposted 7 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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