Increase Website Traffic By Pinging - Pingback Can Drive Tons of Traffic to Your Hubs, Blogs & Websites
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.
How: Copy and paste your site’s url to one of the Ping Services listed below:
- MyPageRank.com – Free submission of your URL to 20 popular search engines.
- Pingler.com Use Pingler.com to Drive Traffic your Blogs and Websites
- Ping-o-Matic .com– This service updates different search engines that your blog has updated.
- FeedPing.com - Free Website and Blog Multiple Submission Service –
- Kingping.com – Is an automatic ping service that gets good results from the top search engines.
- Ping 4 Free.com – This is a Free Blog Ping Service
- Ping My Blog.com
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 Pingler.com. 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 Ping.fm 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.
Ping.fm 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 Ping.fm.com 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!