Updating the search engines of new content to your blog will drive traffic to your site, and it will help in getting your site noticed by the search engines, and perhaps moved up in the SERP’s…as the search engines love new and unique content that is relevant to web searchers.
You can do a simple Google search for “pinging services” to get a list free services to ping your blog.
When I set up a new blog, whether it be on my own domain, or using a free blogging platform (ie, Squidoo, Blogspot, Quidzilla), I will use Pingomatic to ping my blog every time that I add new content.
If you have your own self hosted WP blog, then make sure you add the pinging services found here to your Settings > Writing > Updated Services in your WP Admin. Also, you can use Max Blog Press Ping Optimizer so you don’t over ping every time you hit the “Update” button when changing your content and postings.
What used to be a pain in the rearend now is made a lot easier with this one little trick. Previously, I would have to manually type in the web address to Pingomatic.com and then manually enter the URL of my blog, a title, and RSS URL. Not any more.
Here are the steps to automate pinging:
Step 1: Add a new bookmark to your browser. Here are the Firefox instructions, if you do not know how to do this.
Step 2: Enter “Pingomatic” in the Name field
Step 3: Insert this java code in the Location field:
Step 4: Click “Save”
Step 5: Visit any page, or posting of your blog, and simply Click your new Pingomatic Bookmark Button..and It’s Done!