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Increase Website Traffic By Pinging - Pingback Can Drive Tons of Traffic to Your Hubs, Blogs & Websites

Updated on May 30, 2012

What Is Pingback?

A pingback is a utility that notifies an author of a article, hub or blog that you have linked to their published item.

How it works: It works through adding links in your article, blog or website to an article, blog or website of your own or another that is pingback enabled, when you ping the author of the published item you linked to will receive notification in the form of a pingback that you linked to him.

This type of pinging increases the chances of the author to whom you linked taking note that you gave him credit for his article or blog and will more than likely reciprocate the favor as it is possible that you helped to increase the number of visitors. For example, I wrote a blog post inspired by a post on a health and wellness site. I linked back, and directed new readers to the website. Because the author received a pingback, she commented on one of my blogs which sent new visitors to my blog.

Using pingback is a way of connecting blogs; you can look at it as a form of acknowledgment, similar to footnotes at the end of an essay acknowledging authors.

Pinging For Free Website Traffic

Pinging your article, website or blog is a really great way to get free traffic.

Whenever you ping you are letting the search engines know that you have updated the content of your article, blog or website.The search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing like sites that are up-dated regularly and will list them higher in the search engine results.Therefore, it is advised that you go over any articles, hubs or blogs you have written and add new content or continue a series of blogs. For example, I have written a series of articles on Diabetes and each time I update them or have new information to add I ping so that the search engines know I have added fresh content. Whenever I ping them I always notice a surge in traffic.


How & When to Ping

How: In order to ping your article, blog or website you have to submit your site’s url (the address that is found at the top of the page and begins http://) to one of the many pinging services. Site feeds are submitted in the same way provided the pinging site accepts feeds.

When: At the time you carry out a major update, either by editing or adding fresh content, so that the search engines know you have added something new in the content.

Ping Services

How: Copy and paste your site’s url to one of the Ping Services listed below:

  • – Free submission of your URL to 20 popular search engines.
  • Use to Drive Traffic your Blogs and Websites
  • Ping-o-Matic .com– This service updates different search engines that your blog has updated.
  • - Free Website and Blog Multiple Submission Service –
  • – Is an automatic ping service that gets good results from the top search engines.
  • Ping 4 – This is a Free Blog Ping Service
  • Ping My

Warning: It is important to note that you should not sign up to all the pinging services as it may be viewed as spamming and your website will be blacklisted. Choose one and stick with it ensuring that you do not ping the same website too often. My favourite is as it allows you to ping your URL every 3 days without being penalised.


Ping Your Site Directly to the Major Search Engines

Instead of waiting around for the search engines to find your website you can submit it directly to them to crawl and index. However, you should bear in mind that it does take time to index your site and not all submitted sites are crawled. Once again don’t overdo it on the submission by blasting the search engines every day. Over submission can actually hurt your page rankings.

Some IT professionals believe you should only submit your site once because some engines will index your site simply by following a link to your site that is already found in the index. It is believed that it is quicker to be indexed through backlinks rather than through search engine submission. I just submit my sites once and forget about it. They eventually get indexed.

Ping & Social Media Traffic

Social media is an excellent way to drive traffic to your website. There is a service called that makes it simple to post to multiple social media sites at once.

Social networking is a great marketing tool for the online business. It gives you the opportunity to build a relationship with people across the world that have the same interests as you, as well as creating a following. is a free service that allows you to take multiple social networking sites and update them at the same time, maximizing your marketing efforts.

Sign-up for a account and add some content that you want to be distributed across the social networks; when you have finished your hit Ping and instantly your message is sent out.

So to ping or not to ping that is the question? Answer: Definitely ping. Every time I ping my hubs or articles I always get a boost in the amount of traffic that hits my hub!


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    • editorsupremo profile image

      editorsupremo 5 years ago from London, England

      Your welcome Laurinzo! & good luck in your leap into a writing career.

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      Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you for an informative hub. I am new here ,and I think I'll give it a go. I'll take the leap!

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      editorsupremo 6 years ago from London, England

      Thank you winterreifen for your comment.

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      winterreifen 6 years ago

      i found your site through search, yours site is a nice and excellent website.. contents are nice.. will grow higher in future

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      editorsupremo 6 years ago from London, England

      Hey CMHypno, I was in the same position and didn't know what ping backs were for, so I put on my researchers hat and found out all about it. I ping my articles, hubs and blogs every 3 days through and I notice a surge in traffic whenever it pings. You will find that the top article directories index quicker than other outlets.


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      CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Interesting information, as I did not really understand ping backs before. I do tend to ping my blog posts though I'm never really sure that is really creates a great benefit. One of the good things about HP is that hubs tend to index fairly quickly anyway.

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      editorsupremo 6 years ago from London, England

      Thank you firsthing

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      firstthingfast 6 years ago from india

      nice article.

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      editorsupremo 6 years ago from London, England

      Hey Mr Nice, yes I do use ping services. In particular I use and and my experience with ping services is good. It helps to send lots of traffic to my hubs and articles.

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      Mr Nice 6 years ago from North America

      Hi editorsupremo,

      Are you using any of the Ping services yourself? Which Ping service and What is your experience?