Ping sites, what are they?
Pinging is basically the process of sending a small piece of code by the concerned blog to the pinging service. What does that code contains. Pingoat, the premium pinging services says…
A blog ping is just a piece of text, in simple words. It’ll contain your blog name and the url. It is usually prepared in the XML format. The servers that accept ping have special programs for accepting and processing these ‘XML pings’.
Why should I use pinging
Today’s blogging world is really competitive. It is vaguely said out of the 100 posts being published on blogs, only 1 contains the content which has actually been created. Out of the rest, 9 add some value to the already available content. Out of the rest 90, only 40, transform that information into their own words, and the rest 50 simply post the same content to their blogs….rather splogs.
So you can imagine, how challenging it is to survive and grow, in this world of market driven economy, where blog promotion is the key to success.
So, how to promote your blog fast
In this era of cut-throat competition, there is a rush to break the news at the earliest. Sometimes, blogosphere reminds me of the TV news channels, which compete with each other to break the news before others. Similar is the case with blogs.
Every blogger wants that his post is available to readers and search engines and blog search services before others. And Pinging is the service, which plays a major role in it. So, if you want to quickly circulate your blog posts to the maximum number of readers, it is recommended that you include following top pinging sites, and configure your wordpress blog to automatically ping these 65 great pinging services.
[Source: WordPress official website]
We assume, that you already know how to configure your wordpress blog to automatically ping these services each time you publish a new blog post.
In case you do not know, just go to Options > Writing and copy/ paste this list in the box of list of update services.
P.S.: Including so many of pinging services to your WordPress might slow your posting. In order to ping these services in the background, and not affect your speed, your can install the nice WordPress plugin called No Ping Wait.