More Ping Services Equals More Web Traffic To Your Blog!


Here’s Something Anyone With A WordPress Blog Should Do …
It’s Easy, Free, and Brings More Web Traffic To Your Blog!

Have you heard of “Pinging”?

If you’ve been blogging for a while you probably have. Pinging is one of the ways we can all get more web traffic to our blogs … and web traffic is what it’s all about, right?

Are you aware of just how many Ping Services there are? There are TONS of them, and you should be using them all.

Now I can hear what you’re thinking … “Oh here’s another thing Steve’s gonna want me to do that’s going to take HOURS to set up!”

Nope … if you’ve got your WordPress blog set up and hosted on your own domain in your GVO account (See the “Getting Started” page of this site) … this little web traffic enhancement is going to take you 5 minutes.

So OK … here we go:

First … What is a “Ping”?

Every time you update your blog with a new post, WordPress can send out a signal to Search Engines and Blog Directories that there’s been a change on your blog. That signal is called a “Ping”. When a Search Engine or Blog Directory receives a Ping, it will send out its “Spiders” to “crawl” your blog. Spiders are like the electronic tentacles of the search engine that “crawl” through your blog gathering words and phrases to be “indexed” and associated with keywords used in searches by other folks online.

By default, WordPress is set up to ping each time you update with a new post or page. However, it only pings ONE source! What we’re going to do here is a simple step that will configure your blog to ping 112 online sources! This is going to be easy for you since I’ve already done the research, found the ping sources, and codified them into a list that you can simply copy and paste into your WordPress Dashboard following these directions. The more your blog Pings to more different sources of Spiders, the higher you’ll rank in the various search engine indexes. The higher you are in those indexes, the more search engine generated web traffic you’ll receive.

Make sense?

So … here are some very simple instructions you can follow to get your WordPress blog set up to maximize your pinging … and generate more traffic to your blog:

(NOTE: If your blog privacy settings are set to block spiders, you’ll have to change that setting first. You shouldn’t have it set this way anyway, it really puts a crimp on getting people to your blog … but some themes may default to that position. To make sure you’re set up there, go to SETTINGS>PRIVACY in the left hand menu of your dashboard. You’ll only see two choices there. Make sure “

1) Login to your WordPress Dashboard.

2)  At the bottom of the menu on the Left Hand Side, under the heading “Settings” … Select “Writing”.

3) In the “Update Services” window you’ll find there, copy and paste the following list of Ping Services:
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4) Click “Save Changes”.

THAT’S IT! You’re done!

From now on you blog will ping ALL of these services each time you post. This will invite the spiders to crawl your site and will aid greatly in generating traffic to your site.

That’s today’s Blogging Tip … Hope you find it useful.

Have a GREAT Day!

Steve Gaghagen
Internet Marketing Expert & Trainer

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15 Responses to More Ping Services Equals More Web Traffic To Your Blog!

  1. guido December 13, 2009 at 10:23 AM #

    Hello Steve

    Nice greatings from Spain is sendimg from Guido.
    Thanks a lot for this amazing information.

    One of the best information what I get in this year! I can’t tell you, how long I am searching for this amazing list!

    A real big thanks to you.

    Guido Toffeleit

    Ps.: Sorry for my bad english, I have learn it only in School time, it’s a long time ago!

    • Steve Gaghagen December 13, 2009 at 1:07 PM #

      Hey Guido!

      Thanks for the amazing comment! Glad the list is helpful … and please, no apologies for English. I’ve been speaking it for 60 years now … and I still don’t know what I’m doing! LOL!

      Glad to have you here and please … visit often!


  2. Doug Casady December 13, 2009 at 1:21 PM #

    Hi Steve,
    Thanks for the tip about pinging! The only thing I new about pinging before now was from putting the cheap grade of fuel in my car! Anyway, thank you and also by the way,I had to change my privacy settings before I could add your list to my site. Just FYI..
    Thanks again my friend, Doug

    • Steve Gaghagen December 13, 2009 at 2:04 PM #

      Hey Doug!

      Thanks for the comment. Glad it was helpful. And yeah … I probably should have mentioned that issue about the “Privacy” setting in WordPress. Most themes do default to letting search engines crawl the site, but some default to blocking that. I’ll edit the post to include a short blurb about that.


  3. Dan December 13, 2009 at 3:40 PM #

    Doug thanks for sharing the info on the pinging. I was wondering why I only received one or two pings whenever I posted some new content. Now I know.

    Thanks a bunch,

    • Steve Gaghagen December 13, 2009 at 3:46 PM #

      Hey Thanks Dan … Glad it was helpful.

      I’ll tell Doug … LOL. 🙂

  4. kate December 13, 2009 at 6:31 PM #

    Hi Steve,

    As always, thanks for the great info! This really was a painless operation!!!!!!!!


    • Steve Gaghagen December 13, 2009 at 7:26 PM #

      Hahahaha … You see? Every now and then I tell you something is going to be simple … and it is!

      Shocking! LOL.

  5. Paul Hance December 14, 2009 at 10:40 AM #

    Great post Steve, very informative and useful. As this was my first visit I have to tell you…excellent video.
    Monty played a great straight man. Thanks

    • Steve Gaghagen December 14, 2009 at 11:02 AM #

      Thanks Paul … I’ll pass the comment on to Monty … otherwise known as “My Owner” … 😛

  6. Ken Nairne December 14, 2009 at 12:28 PM #

    Hi Steve, This is fantastic, thanks for this little tip, I never knew there were so many ping sites. I’m blessed with some one like you.

    You are a great frend and Mentor


    • Steve Gaghagen December 14, 2009 at 12:31 PM #

      Wow Ken … Thanks so much. Your comment means a lot to me. Glad the post was helpful. Talk Soon.

  7. Silvia Rod December 14, 2009 at 2:08 PM #

    Hi Steve.

    As a “heavy WordPress user” I have something to tell you…

    THANK YOU!!! This tip is VERY POWERFUL!

    I´m learning a lot reading your blog.

    Keep Blogging!


    Silvia Rod.

    PS:Another great Free Plugin i use is “All in One SEO Pack”

    (You can edit this on my comment!).

    • Steve Gaghagen December 14, 2009 at 2:36 PM #

      Hey! Thanks for the kind words, Silvia.

      And … actually I’m just in the process of checking out a couple of SEO plugins for WP. Was already looking at the one you recommended … and one other one. I’m not going to edit the link out of your comment … LOL … but I do want a bit more of a chance to look at both before I rcommit to recommending one to my readers here. Your recommendation goes a long way to making up my mind.

      So Readers … stay tuned … I will be coming down on one side or the other of this question very soon. So watch for a blog post about WP SEO plugins!

      Thanks, Silvia!

  8. Anderson Goncalves December 16, 2009 at 3:32 AM #

    Hello Steve,

    Thank you for providing this great tip that can help us get more traffic to our blogs. I knew about this function but I didn’t know there were so many ping sites. I applied this to my blog immediately!!

    And thank you so much for allowing me to share this article on my blog with my visitors.

    Keep up the GREAT job!!!

    God bless,


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