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Are You Pinging Your Content?

by Adrienne Smith on January 30, 2012

Are You Pinging Your Content?
I have another requested topic for you in today’s post.  As you probably noticed from the headline, it’s all about pinging.  If you aren’t pinging your content then this post is for you.  I’ve got some great tips I’ll be sharing with you so I do hope you’ll hang in here with me while I do my best to explain this as briefly as possible.

So What Is Pinging

Let’s say you have a brand new blog and you’re eager to start writing content. So you put all this hard work into sharing some valuable content but no one is showing up to read it.  I know in the beginning I use to think well I used some great keywords so why aren’t the search engines picking it up!  Create the content and they’ll just come right!

Well what if you could pick up the phone and just call Google and let them know you’ve got some new stuff you’d like for them to check out! That would be pretty cool right!  Well that’s kind of what pinging does.

Pinging helps your blog get indexed faster and your content found on the search engines.

What you want to do is ping every single piece of content you create too. That includes any new articles, press releases, podcasts and even videos. That’s right, you want to ping everything. What pinging does is it sends an electronic signal to the different search engines notifying them that you have new content that they need to see and send traffic to.

We all want to grab some of those top positions on the search engines right!  Well this is one of your best shots.

Are Your Posts Getting Banned

We all love WordPress and one of the things that they do is they already have this set up for you when you install your blog.  It’s already set up to automatically ping your posts every time you publish a new one. Did you even know that?

Here’s the bad news though.. A lot of people are still wondering why they are creating fresh new content yet their sites aren’t moving up in the search engines. Has this happened to you?  Want to know why?

Your blog has probably been banned by the pinging services without you even knowing about it! Dang it! How did this happen!!!

We all love WordPress but it’s not a perfect set up and yeah, there is so much stuff we aren’t aware of when we create a new blog.

So why would your content get banned?

Because by default WordPress pings the search engines whenever you post a new post in your blog. Now that’s what we want it to do right!

The problem is that WordPress also pings whenever you edit or update any existing post. Yep, every single darn time. So let’s say you are editing your posts and you keep updating it to make sure that everything gets saved.  Well every time you hit update, it’s getting pinged. This is what will get you banned.

The good news is that most bans don’t last very long but I’m going to show you how to get around this altogether so you don’t even have to worry about this again okay!

To The Rescue

Tada… The answer to your prayers is the MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer plug-in. This plugin corrects the WordPress’s pinging system so your blog won’t get into any trouble.

In order to use the plug-in, here’s what you do:

  • Download the zip file to your computer
  • In your dashboard go to Plug-ins and upload the zip file from your computer
  • The setup requires a one time free registration and all you do is enter your name and email address
  • An email will be sent to you with the activation link, click on that
  • Go back to your blog and verify your registration and activate the plugin
  • Add a list of pinging sites you want your blog to ping your content to
  • Save the settings

That’s pretty easy right!

So what will happen once this plug-in is installed?

Now when you create a new post your blog will ping and notify all the ping services that your post has been updated.  When you edit an existing post it will no longer send a ping to those pinging services which will save your blog from getting banned.

As you can see from what I’ve mentioned here, you are now safe from getting banned when you use the MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer plug-in.

How To Add The Pinging Services

WordPress automatically has a service included on your new blog that will ping your content to some ping services.  But there are much better services to use.

I personally prefer using Pingler because it also pings your site to a lot of the stand alone pinging services as well.  Just head over to their site, scroll down a ways and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

Want to know how to add Pingler to your blog? While in your Dashboard you will want to go to “Settings”.  Under the “Settings” tab you’ll want to click on “Writings”.  Scroll all the way down until you see “Update Services”.  Just be sure to add Pingler as well.  Now if you want to add some extra services, add as many as you want but just make sure they aren’t all pinging to the same service. That’s all you have to do.

Are You Pinging?

So is your blog set up correctly? Were you even aware that this could be happening?  Are you pinging your other content such as your podcasts and videos?  If you weren’t aware that this is something you should be doing at least you know now.

Let the search engines know that you’ve got some fresh, unique and valuable content to share with the world.  We could all use more traffic to our sites right! This is the best way for it to be found.

Love to hear your comments about this so please do share your experiences.  Are you using any other pinging service that you like better?  Have you found that pinging has helped you any?  I’m anxious to hear your thoughts on this topic.

Looking forward to chatting with you in the comments so I’ll see you there!

 

 

 

 


Business Developer
Skype:  missadriennesmith
Email:  Adrienne@AdrienneSmith.net

 

{ 184 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cathy
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Hi Adrienne,

This is good information for me. I was not aware of pinging (that’s why I love reading your blog – so much to learn), but will check out your suggestions. Thanks for sharing!

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2 Adrienne Smith
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January 30, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Hi Cathy,

Glad you found this one helpful Cathy. I know there are so many new bloggers that were not aware of this which is why this subject was requested by my readers and some blogging friends. Glad you found this one helpful and it doesn’t take but maybe three minutes to set up and you are set.

Love that you’re learning from what I share Cathy. Thank you for your comment and hope you have a really wonderful day!

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3 Ashvini
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January 30, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Thats a great piece of information. I do not use a pinging service but I have made settings in Wordpress->settings->writing and then adding all the sites in the update services. Do you use this too ? I like the idea of Pingler and I would be checking it out as well.
There are so many things to check out when we are running a blog. Thanks for pointing out a real important ones. I am off to research it now :)

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4 sureshpeters
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January 30, 2012 at 8:25 AM

I am going to add some more information to ashivini’s comment. Actually pinging is a process where we say “hey bots, here is a new backlink or new comment posted ” .So google bots crawls makes indexing of your post or backlink. Actually most of the bloggers forgot to do ping the links where they dropped comment or backlinks they created to rank 1. Suppose i do a article marketing , then i get report of 200 articles submitted and that’s great :) But after a week see how many backlinks got indexed ? hadly 10 or more that all. Here come the power of pinging , when you ping only the links get energy :) and get indexed. Finally each article submitted will get you backlinks :) Thanks a lot adrienne smith you made me to recollect the SEO stuff i learnt in my past days ;) Great post indeed…

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5 Pankaj Gupta January 30, 2012 at 8:37 AM

But that really is not required. If you are commenting in popular blogs then your comments will be indexed by Google bots because of the popularity of those blogs. Same with popular article directories. As soon as your articles are approved, it will hardly take few hours and your articles are indexed. That’s the main reason everyone encourages each others to participate in quality blogs/sites/forums/web 2.0 etc.

Now, if you are submitting contents in those article directories where it takes days to index those posts, then those are not authority sites and hence we should stop wasting the time. Same with blogs. :-)

Your method is also very good but above process may save your valuable time and increases productivity.

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6 Adrienne Smith
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January 30, 2012 at 5:51 PM

It most definitely is required Pankaj if you are a brand new blog and need to get it out there for the search engines to pay attention to. Plus, a lot of the popular blogs that you speak of are no follow so that’s not helping the newbie at all.

I see what you’re saying but I cater mostly to the brand new people who are just learning so a lot of what you are sharing are for people who know what they’re doing.

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7 Adrienne Smith
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January 30, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Thanks for sharing that Suresh and I know you guys explain this concept so much better than me. I appreciate that.

I know that people don’t really think about pinging. Some who know it’s set up in your blog think that just pinging your blog content is enough but they forget about everything else they create. You are right, ping those articles, podcasts, press releases and even your videos. The search engines need to know you have new stuff.

You are so welcome Suresh and again, thank you for sharing that and elaborating on this. I found it very helpful.

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8 Adrienne Smith
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January 30, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Hi Ashvini,

I just use Pingler because it pings to a lot of the other sites that people recommend using. :-) This one site seems to do the trick for me.

I know there are more things involved when starting a blog that a lot of people just aren’t aware of so this can hurt them in the long run if they don’t have this set up properly. We certainly don’t want that now do we.

Thanks Ashvini and I hope you had a really great weekend and are looking forward to what this week holds in store. Have a really great day!

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9 ntathu allen
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January 31, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Ashvini..I sure agree with you..there is soooo much to learn and take on board when running a blog!!! When I first started all I thought you ahd to do was write (and even “just writing” has numerous components to it..) Focus on one step at a time is my way of coping.

Thanks Adrienne for this info…what’s the difference between pinging and trackbacks?

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10 Herbert
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January 30, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Amazing write up Adrienne, pinging really helps. I do always ping every time I made a post.

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11 Adrienne Smith
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January 30, 2012 at 8:45 AM

If you have this set up in your blog, you don’t have to ping your post. This does it for you but you do need to ping your other content Herbert! Thanks for sharing that and happy to hear that’s something you’ve been doing.

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12 Herbert
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January 30, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Back when my blog was at blogger, I manually ping my posts, but now im at WP, I think its a bit easy now since its on the settings already, you just need to add additional pinging services

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13 Ruth
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 8:16 AM

I was using MaxblogPress…but I had a very, very frustrating problem with my RSS feed and when I disabled all of my plugins and enabled one at a time, I found it was the culprit! I’m scared to reactivate it.

Okay…headed into my plugins and reactivated. Hopefully I won’t have a problem. I will keep you posted!

And I changed my writings settings – was I meant to just put in the Pingler URL? That’s what I did…hopefully that’s right.

Let me know if you see anything fishy on my blog Adrienne. Hope you had a great weekend!

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14 Adrienne Smith
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January 30, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Really, MaxBlogPress was messing up your RSS feed! I’ve never heard of anyone having problems with that one Ruth. Hopefully it’s been resolved so I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you.

The Pingler URL is what you include in the writing settings. It pings to a bunch of sites and if you want anymore included you can put those URL’s in the writing section as well or in Pingler itself. That way it will be sent to all those different sites.

I just went to your blog and it loaded fine and I went to subscribe to your RSS feed and that loaded fine. I’m already subscribed to your RSS feed so that loaded just fine in Google Reader so looks like all is good.

I had a really great weekend, spent it with my family. My nephew is home after being gone for 10 months so we finally got to celebrate Christmas this past Saturday. We had to wait until he got home. We had a wonderful time! Sure did miss him. :-) Hope you had a wonderful weekend too!

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15 Jamella Biegel
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January 30, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Hi Adrienne,

This post is so timely. I received a couple of comments this weekend on my blog, and they had something to do with pinging. The comments weren’t from people, but they had something to do with my referring to a previous post. I was actually going to investigate this further today, because I had no idea what pinging meant. Now thanks to you (once again!) I know what this means. I will install the plug in immediately.

Until next time.

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16 Adrienne Smith
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January 30, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Hi Jamella,

Wow, that was timely indeed. Glad I was able to help with this topic and hopefully now you understand what this is all about.

Yey!! I love that when that happens. :-)

Thanks again and have a great week Jamella.

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17 Oliver Tausend
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Hi Adrienne,

great info, also the heads up not to get banned from the pinging services. Pinging is critical so I even ping the comments I leave on other people’s blogs. As we leave a comment anyway, we might as well make sure it is getting noticed by the search engines, right ?

Thanks for sharing your insights.

Be blessed

Oliver

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18 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Hi Oliver,

You are so right Oliver, you can even ping your comments and if you’re using the SEO Super Comments plug-in then when someone leaves a comment a new dynamic page is created on your blog holding the actual comment information. Your blog comments are crawl-able, index-able and most importantly rank-able content. This is a great way to get search engine traffic for the context of the comment.

I appreciate you sharing that as well so thank you for that!

Have a wonderful week Oliver and always a pleasure to see you.

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19 sandy Maudet
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Great info for wordpress bloggers,I will implement your information
from this blog post,I heard from pinging but I was so afraid to get banned and to
loose all the information I worked so hard for.
This time I’m sure I will not get banned.
Thanks for the share
&
Have great day

Sandy

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20 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Hi Sandy,

You can get banned if you don’t have this set up properly so hopefully this will resolve that issue quickly.

Thank you Sandy for sharing this and I will definitely have a wonderful day! I hope you’ll do the same.

~Adrienne

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21 leather ipad caseo January 30, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Hi Adrienne, I saw this topic in your archive. I am am using SEO Fast Indexer by Steve Hawkins. I got it from my friend.

~ Ashley

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22 Adrienne Smith
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January 30, 2012 at 5:47 PM

I’ve never heard of this one Ashley but that’s a paid service and this is free. Hope you’re having luck with this one.

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23 Sylviane Nuccio
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Hi Adrienne,

This is a very good post, because many people are not aware of pinging. I actually added a whole list of ping sites manually when I set my blogs up, however, I do not think that I have the MaxBlogPress plugin, and will ad it now.

As always your post is very usefull for those who want to improve their knowledge and presence online.

Have a great Monday :)

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24 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Hi Sylviane,

That’s great that you’ve added some of the pinging sites as well but you definitely need this plug-in for sure in order not to get your site banned.

Thank you for sharing that and for you kind words. So glad others are finding this information helpful. Sometimes I just forget what I know and what others might not.

Have a great Monday as well Sylviane and I’m looking forward to listening to Barry’s interview. I promise I’ll get to that today.

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25 Peter January 30, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I use cbnet Ping Optimizer http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cbnet-ping-optimizer/ – it’s an “activation/subscription-free fork of MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer plugin” – so it’s essentially the same, but you don’t have to register. :)

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26 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Thanks Peter for sharing that.

With MaxBlogPress plug-in I registered, got my information and then just opted out of their emails. You don’t have to stay on their list so it’s not really something you have to stick with. Either way I’m sure they both work in the same way. I think when I got this plug-in it was the only one around at that time so it’s the only one I was aware of. Good to know others are doing the same thing now.

Thank you for sharing that. :-) I really appreciate it!

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27 Diane Aksten
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Adrienne: As usual, you are a veritable font of information!!

I’m with Jamella; I did see the same thing happening on my blog when I referred to a previous post but I didn’t understand what was going on either…

I learn so much from your posts :)

Diane

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28 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Hi Diane,

Glad this one helped and hope you’re able to get it set up properly now. At least now you know what pinging is and why it’s so helpful.

Thanks Diane! :-) Have a really great day!

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29 Jen January 30, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Awesome post! Thanks so much for this. I’m just wondering if I haven’t yet published a post but am still editing in the draft setting if the multiple pinging is happening. Do you know? In any event, this plugin and the other site sound great.

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30 Adrienne Smith
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January 30, 2012 at 11:53 AM

The post has to be published but you know how you’ll get one published and then find a mistake. Then later on someone will point out something else that needs to be changed and the next thing you know you’ve updated it like four different times! Or maybe you published it and the once it goes live you’ve found something that’s off. That’s when this will hurt you.

Thanks Jen, hope that helped.

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31 Steve
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Adrienne,

Great info here on pinging. I don’t ping SSS very much because it is always found quite quickly. But any site with lower traffic really needs to be pinged. People not only need to think about their own site but any article/video marketing or any other form of backlinks that they make TOO their site.

It is like the old tree falling in the woods thing. If you have an article/link and good doesn’t index it; does it really exist?

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32 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Hey Steve,

This is really great for new bloggers is right Steve. It’s like writing a post and hoping people will find it. The search engines don’t even know it exists so why don’t you just tell them.

I know a lot of times people just think of their blogs when it comes to pinging but you never want to forget all your other content, especially your videos but articles definitely need to be pinged as well.

Thank you for sharing that, you are always someone I appreciate piping in to help us learn if we are on the right track! Thank you Steve. :-)

Now, enjoy your week.

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33 karan January 30, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Hey Adrienne another great article you have here. I have used pinging services in the past but never knew they were so important. Pingoat and pingomatic are my favorite sites to ping new content.

I am pretty sure blogger doesn’t have this feature set up by default. It sucks for SEO as we all know. Still I try my best to get rid of all these limitations and do these things manually. Hope one day I actually get good at SEO:D

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34 Adrienne Smith
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January 30, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Thank you Karan, glad you enjoyed this one. I use to use those services but they pretty much ping to the same sites so you don’t want to over do it.

Blogger does automatically ping your post too but once again, to not all the sites. I found an article for you that might help you to set this up properly. Unfortunately the link is now broken so sorry about that.

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35 karan January 31, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Ohh that was a surprise for me. Well done blogger:D I already have set up that correctly. I mean the Let Search Engines Find Your Blog one. Thanks a lot Adrienne. I really appreciate the fact that you took out some time and actually searched for this. Thanks:D

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36 Adrienne Smith
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January 31, 2012 at 9:46 AM

My pleasure Karan, I had used Blogger when I first got started and remember that it would also do this as well. I just didn’t remember all the ins and outs so I wanted to be sure and give you the right information. :-)

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37 Jayme Soulati January 30, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Is this something to be aware of for all blogs regardless of how long they’ve been published? Will search engines block the blog only if they’re newer or do they determine age of a blog (it’s IP address)? Thanks for adding more back-end wonder!

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38 Adrienne Smith
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January 30, 2012 at 12:11 PM

It doesn’t matter how old your blog is Jayme but it only pertains to when you publish a post and then say you found some mistakes so you go in and correct those. And then someone else comes along and points out a misspelling and you go correct that too or maybe your coding isn’t right for a video you have in your post and you correct that too. Every time you hit the update button, it will ping that post again although it’s already been pinged the first time. That’s how you can start getting your posts banned. This is just a great way to get around that even for those times you may have a post that needs a little attention from time to time.

Hope that helps!

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39 Jayme Soulati January 30, 2012 at 1:40 PM

So glad I read this; thanks. Today, I was late, so hit publish, then went back to update several things and then hit update. I read your post and decided NOT to add an image today so I wasn’t pinging! So helpful!!

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40 Adrienne Smith
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January 30, 2012 at 2:49 PM

See, that’s what can get you banned is the updating and going back and updating again. Just add this plug-in and that will stop all of that for sure.

Thanks Jayme, glad it helped.

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41 Chrysta Bairre
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Great post, as usual, Adrienne!

I had read about pinging before and the potential problems with pinging & WordPress, and so far I’ve just been careful not to update published posts. I believe I must be doing okay because I’ve been getting about 1/2 my traffic from searches the last few months and I think that’s pretty decent.

I had not heard of the Ping Optimizer plug-in, so thank you for adding a little something new to my blogging know-how!

Have a grateful day!

Chrysta

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42 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Thank you Chrysta and glad you found this helpful.

I usually really edit my post a lot before I ever publish it so I personally don’t run into this problem either. But every once in a blue moon I’ll find something that went haywire for some reason and will go back in and update it again. I hate it when I have my videos centered in my posts and once it’s published it’s thrown back to the left. Little things like that will make me go back in for corrections.

This plug-in is just better safe then sorry in my opinion. That way you’ll never have to worry for those times you do need to make corrections.

Thanks for stopping by Chrysta and you have a wonderful day as well.

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43 Chrysta Bairre
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January 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Oh yes, a few times my formatting has appeared correct in the preview and looks wrong when I publish! I wish I knew what formatting error I was making, if it is something I did, that causes that to happen.

Happy Monday!

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44 Adrienne Smith
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January 30, 2012 at 2:40 PM

It does that on me too Chrysta and it should be the same in the preview mode as the published post. That drives me nuts sometimes too. Yikes!!!

Happy Monday to you too!

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45 Cat Alexandra
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Pinging reminds me a bit of the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, with specific regard to the porridge being too hot, too cold, or maybe just right! We don’t want to not ping, but at the same time overpinging can be a major problem. I have been using cbnet Ping Optimizer on my blog for some time and have found that it helps me remove the anxiety of over or under pinging. It sounds like MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer is pretty similar in what it does.

I think it’s wonderful how simple it is to manage this potential nuisance with such simple tools like self-install WordPress plugins. It’s a true testament to why WordPress is the place to host our sites, that’s for darned sure!

Thanks for explaining this in detail, Adrienne. I know it’s something that many people do not yet know about which could be hurting them! You sure do make it all simple to correct and I love that!

Have a most excellent Monday!! :D

Cat

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46 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Hi Cat,

I had never heard of the cbnet Ping Optimizer until I posted this today Cat. I had a few more people tell me about this plug-in so I guess it does do the same thing which is a good thing.

Thank you Cat, I appreciate that. I do enjoy sharing with others a more simple way to do things.

I’m having a wonderful day and hope you are as well. :-)

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47 Bill Dorman
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Ok, no more plug-in talk; you need to do a post about all the wonderful things a ‘free’ wordpress account can bring you………:).

I’m in wordpress, am I getting pinged?

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48 Adrienne Smith
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January 30, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Darn me, always reporting about self hosted blogs for building a business. No wonder I never share information about free ones Bill.

I believe that the free platform does this same thing but you wouldn’t be able to upload a plug-in to prevent this from pinging to all the services multiple times. I found a post that might be helpful for you on this topic Bill. Hope it helps..

Hey, have a great week will ya!

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49 Michael Stetina January 30, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Nice post! In my experience very few people are aware of the way WordPress is set up to ping content. Also, few people have mentioned that WordPress pings edits, which is where I’ve found the majority of the problems originate.

I just subscribed to your blog and this is my first comment. I’m looking forward to many more! Thank you for sharing valuable, actionable information.

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50 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Hi Michael,

This is true Michael, we normally just aren’t aware of all the different things we can do to get our blog indexed and viewed. It just seems to be never ending I’m afraid.

Thank you, happy to have you with us Michael and I do hope you enjoy my posts. If you need assistance with blogging my last post of 2011 I’m sure you’ll find very helpful. Be sure to go back and read that one. You won’t want to miss it.

Give me a shout if I can be of any assistance.

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51 Jeffrey Morgan
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Hi Adrienne,

If you could update your post of tie my comment back into the post that would be great.

When you go to update your “WordPress Services” to include “Pingler” you simply cannot add “http://Pingler.com” as your link seems to indicate. The link you provide to add to the “WordPress Services” lacks the “XML-RPC” publishing protocols neccessary to “trigger” the pinging through an XML-RPC server.

If you desire to go this way then you must go to “Dashboard > Settings > Writing > Update Services by adding the services directly in Pingler.

If for some reason you do not feel like this is an option, you can use the “Pingler Plug-in instead.

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52 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Hey Jeffrey,

Although I appreciate your comment, this is the way I’ve been doing it for the past few years and it’s always worked just fine. I’ve checked my sites to make sure they were pinged and had no problem at all. Of course I know they are always changing and updating things which happens all too often.

The Pingler plug-in states that it only pings to other blogs, not the search engines which is why I don’t recommend that particular plug-in.

I appreciate your comment though as always.

Hope you and Carolyn had a good weekend.

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53 Jeffrey Morgan
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 3:30 PM

So let me be clear here; you are able to include just the URL of “Pingler” into your WordPress Services and they (pingler) actually ping your posts? Or do you use the plug-in ( Max-Blog Press Ping Optimizer ) to reach pingler?

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54 Adrienne Smith
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January 30, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Yes, that’s true Jeffrey. It pings my post and all the Max-Blog Press Ping Optimizer plug-in does is it prevents it from pinging those sites every time you edit your post after it’s been published. Absolutely! :-)

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55 Jeffrey Morgan
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January 30, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Oh Man ………. well I’ll be Dick Tracy!

Thank you for clarifying that. I naturally clicked on your link and it took me to the “Pingler” site itself. With “Ping-o-matic” the link they supply takes you directly to the XML-RPC server.

Pingler must have some sort of a script that is triggered when WordPress calls the site.

Ahh yes ……. Yoda Of WordPress strikes again!

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56 Adrienne Smith
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January 30, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I’ll be honest with you Jeffrey, I have no idea how all of this works. I just know that it does. Just like turning on a light bulb. I know it works but I have no idea how you make it work and I really don’t care. Just make the darn thing come on will ya! lol.. :-)

Some of these sites are so cool, I mean honestly! How they do all of this stuff automatically is beyond me. Way over my head too. But I do love it!

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57 Janet Callaway
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Adrienne, aloha. OMG, I was exhausted looking through Jeffrey’s list. My vote is to use the plugin.

Like you, I agree that ingler is the way to go. Also, I was glad to see that Oliver mentioned pinging comments. That was something that I learned about from Ana Hoffman.

So many little things like this we forget we even know so don’t pass them along to others.

Adrienne, I so appreciate the way you are responding to questions and writing these info packed posts.

Best wishes, beautiful lady, for an absolutely magnificent week. Until next time, aloha. Janet

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58 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Hey Janet,

Yeah well I went back and edited Jeffrey’s comment because that’s just way too confusing for my readers. The plug-in he suggested only pings to blogs, not the search engines so that’s why I didn’t recommend that one. I always appreciate his input but… :-)

I didn’t even think to add pinging to comments here but Oliver is exactly right. I remember reading that on Ana’s post too in the past which is why I suggest that everyone get the SEO Super Comment plug-in because it makes each comment a separate page which helps the comment alone get indexed in the search engines better. Another suggestion from the lovely Ana.

Thank you Janet, you know I’m going to respond to all the comments and I’m also glad that my readers had some topics they wanted to know more about. Made me already know what I was going to write about next.

Thank you Janet and I wish you a magnificent week as well. Hope you have gotten caught up by now and are able to relax a little more.

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59 Jeffrey Morgan
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM

I really wish there were a way to edit your comments on someone else’s Blog. You can do it on forum posts, why not WordPress? I sense a plug-in opportunity here!

Here is the link to the “Pingler Plug-in”: http://pingler.com/downloads/wordpress/

Sorry for getting my keyboard tangled in the first line of my first comment!

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60 Deeone
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 2:03 PM

This was really awesome of you, Adrienne!

I honestly heard the word being thrown around here and there, but never had a full understanding of what it really meant for me and my blog. Thank you for clearing that up.

To be even more honest with you, I can’t tell you the last time I looked at my numbers as far as search engines goes. This probably isn’t the best practice to do, but I have my reasons of doing it. I only mention that because it sounds like in order for us to know whether we’re pinging or not, we would have to had looked at that information. Is that an accurate assumption?

If so, then I guess I should start back looking at my Google Analytics. Sheesh!There goes that bright idea. :D Thanks for the great tip!

Have a fantastic Monday! :)

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61 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Hey Deeone,

Happy to offer up this bit of information my friend.

When you set up your WordPress blog, there is a site already set up to ping your post to the search engines. So you’re pinging your post without even knowing it. What can get you into trouble is if you publish your post and then go back to make changes a few times. Each time you update it, it’s being pinged yet again. That can hurt you if you do that a lot.

You want to get traffic to your site from Google because you want people finding your content that are searching for it. That’s an added plus Deeone. It’s really good to look at your stats because you will know where the majority of your traffic is coming from and you want to make sure you do more of that. It only takes a moment and it will definitely be worth it.

Thanks Deeone and you have a wonderful day as well plus a fabulous week!

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62 Mike Beaumont
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Adrienne, thanks again for some very helpful information. I had no idea that pinging was already set up on my blogs. I do use a bunch of different pinging services, not that I have noticed that they are helping much. Maybe I am doing it wrong. I ping not only my link to my blog site, but I also do the deep links to the post itself. I haven’t done any of the other things that you mentioned yet, (I know, I need to get some videos going), but I did get my own self hosted blog on Friday, and spent most of the weekend – ok, almost all of it- setting it up and trying to get all of the plug-ins and such implemented. I know that you don’t put a lot of importance on header tags, and maybe I shouldn’t worry about it too much, but it does make it easy to highlight, bold, and set the font size on the titles. Any suggestions? Anyways, thanks again for the info, I will be going in and adding the new optimizer plug in to my blogs. You are awesome, no wonder you have such a killer following.

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63 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Hey Mike,

Most people don’t so at least it’s getting pinged which is a good thing. Now if you edit it a lot, not such a good thing I’m afraid.

Some of the pinging services are pinging to the same sites so you don’t want to over do it or once again, you can be frowned upon as a spammer. The services just need to recognize your link once and you’re good. Just pinging your blog URL when you have a new post is all you need to do Mike.

Congratulations on getting the self hosted blog, bravo. I’m so happy for you and can’t wait to check it out. I know that the initial set up can be time consuming but once it’s the way you want it you can just tweak it from time to time as you need.

Setting the font size, etc. will all depend on what theme you’re using so I can’t help you there until I know more. If you have a paid theme then you might have leeway there for setting that up but if you have a free them you’ll have to install a plug-in in order to change font sizes. Hope that helped a little.

Appreciate the compliment and always a pleasure to hear from you. You’ll get there I have no doubt!

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64 Carolyn
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Wow, thank you for making my wish come true, Adrienne! I added Maxpress and Pinger, thank you very much not only for telling us about these great services but also for spelling out clearly how to make them work on our blogs.

I think my blog posts have been pinged before. Google seems to like my posts as I get a lot of search engine traffic, but why not make a good thing even better?

I am definitely spreading the word about this helpful article, Adrienne!

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65 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 2:46 PM

My pleasure Carolyn and glad you found it helpful. This really does benefit the newer blogs who haven’t gotten the attention of the search engines yet.

I know that both of our posts have gotten the attention they deserve but it never hurts to let the search engines know when we have new posts right! :-)

Thanks Carolyn and enjoy your week! I’ll be by your place here in a bit.

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66 Hajra
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Hey Adrienne,

Perfectly timed! I am starting something new soon and might be implementing this. I have no idea about this before. Actually I am really bad with the technical hiccups that come up with a blog; and I have this wonderful friend who keeps helping me out. I figure I have to start learning these things :)

I loved the applications you suggest here. Will look more into this and if I am confused I just who to get in touch with! :)

Thanks for this!

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67 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Hi Hajra,

Glad I can be a reference for you when you want to learn new things. :-)

You can always just give me a shout Hajra and I’m here to help.

:-)

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68 shannon January 30, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I knew about pinging, but didn’t know WP pinged on EVERY update..OI! This will be fixed ASAP. I am checking out Pingler as well. You’re advice is right on time for me.

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69 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Hi Shannon,

That nasty old pinging every time you update a post isn’t good I’m afraid. I wrote this post to help some of my readers understand about pinging more but these features are really a must have if you are here to build a business. We definitely want our content seen.

Thanks Shannon!

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70 Ed Welch January 30, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Hey Adrienne,

What a great tip. Thank you. I knew that I had to ping my posts, and I did, I knew that Word Press did it for you . But what I wasn’t aware of was that fact that it did so even after every update or edit. Well I’ve got to say how stupid is that? Is this documented anywhere or are we just left to discover on our own. God knows how many times I hit the update button. Still another lesson learnt. There is so much to learn. Have a great day.

Ed

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71 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Hi Ed,

I think that all of this should come with an owners manual don’t you Ed? Talk about confusing… Wow! I just stumbled my way upon a lot of this information myself when I was trying to figure this all out. I made so many mistakes that I had no idea I was even making. Dang!!

As Oprah always says though, when we know better we do better. Thank goodness for learning and sharing here online or we might still be left in the dark.

Glad you found this one helpful Ed!

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72 Steve Hippel
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Hi Adrienne.
This is really useful information, especially for anyone with a fairly new blog. I’m one of those people that publishes a post, reads it and thinks, I’ll just change that. Then I read it again and think, I’m not happy with that either. Then repeating this two or three more times. I dare say that I must have upset the search engines a few times in the past.
I am a little reluctant to add any more plug-ins to my site, they are starting to have a bit of an impact on my page load speeds. Time for a spring clean I fear.
I do notice that my content gets indexed really quickly these days though. I have been lucky enough to find one or two posts go to the top of Google in just a couple of hours. All as a result of careful keyword research though, I might add. You just can’t beat well targeted organic traffic for a consistent level of business enquiries.

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73 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Hi Steve,

Yeah, I’m sure you are one of those that has had your post banned without even being aware of it. Even with having this plug-in installed I try not to do that. I guess that’s why it takes me longer to set everything up. I don’t want to publish it and then realize I’ve made a mistake. But we all do, that’s just part of it.

I would just use the plug-ins that you really find beneficial. I mean there are a lot that we like that are just convenient but you really can do without them. I’ve had to do this several times myself so I know what you mean.

That’s fabulous that your posts have been indexed so quickly. Congratulations on that. I know the feeling, it’s a great one!

Thanks for sharing that Steve and I hope you are having a really great day! I’ll be seeing you soon.

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74 Linda January 30, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Wow! I didn’t know you could get banned for pinging! I have a slew of different pinging services set up for my blog to ping automatically. So, this fancy plugin will work for them all or just the one?

I try not to update my blog posts, but some times I have to if I see a boo-boo or later on if I make an update, but updates shouldn’t matter since it is not immediately after a post.

Very interesting stuff here, Adrienne.

Thanks for the post, I appreciate the new info :)
Linda

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75 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 5:30 PM

If you are sending your URL to services that are pinging to the same sites then they also consider that spamming. You can ping to a lot of different sites but say Pingomatic pings to several that you are pinging individually then you’ll get banned.

What this plug-in does for your blog is that it makes sure that when you are updating a post that has already been published, it will prevent it from pinging that post again. Remember, you only need to ping that post once to all the services not repeatedly. This plug-in will prevent that from happening.

You’re welcome Linda and glad you found it helpful! :-)

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76 Linda January 30, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Question – do I still leave the pinging sites in my blog settings or move them all over to this plugin or doesn’t it matter? As I have it now, they are in both places.

Linda

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77 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Leave the pinging services where they are. This plug-in has nothing to do with pinging to the ping services. It prevents it from being pinged to the different services after you’ve updated your post.

Right now the way your blog is set up is that every time you publish a new post it’s being pinged to all the services you have listed. Every time you update a post it’s also being pinged to those same services. You do NOT want that happening, that will get you banned. This plug-in stops that from happening. It will only allow each new post to be pinged once. Got it?

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78 Linda January 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

OK – I guess what I have to do is see if these other ping sites are associated with pingomatic – I can’t remember where I got my list from originally..lol. Probably someone elses blog.

So, I just leave them as they are in WP and NOT add them to this new plugin – got it.

Thank you my dear.

Have a nice evening!
Linda

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79 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Yeah, just check your list and make sure that Pingomatic isn’t pinging to them as well and you’ll be fine. Just install this plug-in or the other one a few people are also using that they left here in the comments and you’ll be fine. That will get you all set up Linda.

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80 igor Griffiths
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Well Hello Adrienne

You had me scared for a moment until I checked my blog and realised like many others I already had cbnet installed and having just checked the logs it is doing its job

01-28-2012 14:02:10 – NOT Pinging (“Marketing with Passion from the World Around You.” was edited)

It is often the small details like this that will trip people up, I only recently updated the ping list to more than the default one.

here’s to your continuing success

igor Griffiths

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81 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Hey Igor,

Sorry for scaring you my friend but happy to hear that your plug-in is doing it’s job.

You are right, it’s the small details that we don’t really realize that can hurt us more than help us. They are probably always coming out with new services so keep them updated and you’ll do great.

Thanks Igor and to your continued success as well.

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82 Dale Bell January 30, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Nice article although i have one question. You state the following:

“When you create a new post your blog will ping and notify all the ping services that your post has been updated. When you edit an existing post it will no longer send a ping to those pinging services which will save your blog from getting banned.”

But how do you ‘ping’ the search engines if an article is outdated and your editing the article to reflect this and you obviously want the search engines to pick up the fresh newer content?

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83 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 7:41 PM

If you are editing a post with updated information then you would have to manually ping that article with the new updates. In most cases, you will not be updating every single post you have on a regular basis. If you don’t care about pinging your posts to the search engines every time you make an update then don’t install this plug-in. That’s totally up to you but just know why it’s important because you will get your posts banned if you abuse the services.

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84 dave friant January 30, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Well thankfully I do very little updating. Though I use the preview often enough and try and do all my changes before I publish and there is usually a lot of changes they just happen before I publish. I use another plug-in for pinging as well. It’s good information though.
Thanks

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85 Adrienne Smith
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January 30, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Glad to hear that Dave! Sounds like you are all set up then. Yey!!!

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86 leather ipad case January 30, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Thank you for that Adrienne, I’ve tried the pingfarm. Its a free pinging online. I don’t know if it’s really good but I’ve used it before using the fast indexer.

~Ashley

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87 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 7:42 PM

I’ve never heard of this service Ashley so I’m sure it’s just as good as all the rest.

Thanks!

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88 Mike Beaumont
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Adrienne, I installed the MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer and have a question for you. Do I have the settings right, and I know that when you do Pingler it requires you to enter a Captcha code before it will ping. Does this plugin bypass that function? Here are the settings the way I have them….

I am going to send you an email also with a snapshot of the set up as I have it. Thanks.

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89 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Hi Mike,

This plug-in only bypasses you pinging your posts more than once.

To be on the safe side Mike what you can do is go to Pingler and copy all the sites that it pings to and paste those sites under “Update Services”. Just leave out the Pingler URL altogether and it will now post to all those individual sites straight from your blog. Either way is fine.

I saw the email you sent and you have everything checked so it looks good.

Thanks Mike! :-)

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90 Aisha DaCosta January 30, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Omgosh Adrienne, you always have such great information. My friend just asked me if I was pinging my content and I just looked at him. And here you go with the right post and the right time. Thanks for always giving great advice!

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91 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 30, 2012 at 9:20 PM

That’s too funny Aisha! Looks like we were on the same wavelength my friend. Just glad you found this helpful. Now just make sure you have this all set up and you’re ready to go! :-)

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92 Pauline Bennett January 31, 2012 at 2:00 AM

Hi Adrienne
thanks so much for this information, I agree there is so much to learn with blogs I will install the plungin and head over to pingler to check it out.
Regards
Pauline

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93 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 31, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Hi Pauline,

Lot’s to learn is right. Thanks for stopping by and hope this helped.

Enjoy your day!

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94 Lanre January 31, 2012 at 4:45 AM

Hi Adrienne,
Sometimes, I really feel that I’m missing out on a lot of stuff because I’m still on the blogger platform. Every time I make a post, I do the pinging myself and yes, I use pingler as well as pingomatic. Feedburner does have an automatic pinging service for every blog post I make.
There are a few paid pinging services but I wonder what advantage they have over the free ones.

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95 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 31, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Hi Lanre,

If I may ask Lanre, what is the purpose of your blog? Is it just for fun, to share your thoughts or are you here to build a business? If you’re here for the latter then you definitely need to invest in a self hosted blog.

The only difference with the paid services that I am aware of is that they ping them to more sites. I believe the free ones do just as good of a job.

Thanks Lanre and have a wonderful day!

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96 Barry Wells
Twitter:
January 31, 2012 at 6:47 AM

Hi Adrienne,

What a great post, thanks for the link to Pingler. I wasn’t using their service but sure will be now ;)

I did know that we could be banned for over pinging our posts and content and have had MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer installed for some time now. I’ve also added quite a few sites to my list, if i added them here you’d slap me so I won’t do that :)

I saw you mention pinging articles before but wasn’t aware that we could also ping our videos. I’ll make that mine are sorted from now on ;)

Thanks Adrienne, have a great week my friend.

Respect and Regards,
Barry

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97 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 31, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Hi Barry,

I had a feeling that you had all of this set up already so that’s good to hear that’s the case. You might want to check what services Pingler pings to because if they are already on your list then you don’t want to double do it! :-)

Yeah, Jeffrey had sent me a long list and I edited his comment. Didn’t want all of that and the confusion for everyone. I think some of this information is confusing enough wouldn’t you agree?

You definitely want to ping everything Barry, you can even ping comments. I left that one out but comments get ranked in the search engines as well so there is so much you can still do for your content.

Thanks for stopping by today Barry and hope you have a wonderful week.

~Adrienne

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98 Harleena Singh
Twitter:
January 31, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Awesome information Adrienne!

I have heard about pinging your content, but how to really go about it was something I never knew until now! I have tried the free version of Ping.fm and wonder how good that is as compared to Pingler, though I rarely use it. And to learn that even WordPress does this on its own is wonderful indeed! I guess the switch over was really worthwhile :)

However, I never really knew that the blog can be banned also if we are not careful with the edits or updates- as that is something most of us keep doing so often.

Guess I am surely going to head over and check out both Pingler as well as MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer plug-in and put it up right away. And I know coming from you, they really don’t need a second thought :)

Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful source of information :)

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99 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 31, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Hi Harleena,

Ping.fm doesn’t post your content. It’s just a site similar to Hootsuite and SocialOomph, it just posts your short posts to different sites. Pinging is sending your content to different services so that the search engines will know that you have fresh new content available.

If you update your posts after they’ve been published a lot then you are most definitely getting your content banned. If that’s not the case then you’re good to go. The MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer plug-in just helps prevent it being pinged more then it should.

Glad this was helpful Harleena. Now, enjoy your day okay! :-)

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100 Julie January 31, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Yes, I am pinging my blog. I’ll have to have another look later, but I thought there was a box which could be unchecked so that any updating on post would not be pinged. Like I said I will have a look. Oh, and I love your description of what a ‘ping’ is, nice one :-)

Thanks for the pingler.com link and the plugin which I’ll have a look at.
Take Care
Julie

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101 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 31, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Hi Julie,

If you find that box to uncheck, come back and let us know. I’m not aware of one, just what type of services you want to send your ping to. Glad to hear that you are already aware of this which I know most people are.

Thanks Julie and have a wonderful day!

~Adrienne

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102 Julie January 31, 2012 at 11:15 AM

I’ve not logged into my admin yet, as soon as I get around to it, either this evening or tomorrow, I’ll let you know.
Thanks Adrienne
Julie :-)

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103 Julie February 1, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I just had a wee look and the check box under the posts is for the trackbacks and pingbacks, not the pings themselves. So, thank you again for this post. I will now go and have a look at MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer plug-in.
Julie

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104 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Hey Julie,

That’s great and thanks for letting me know. Have a marvelous day! :-)

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105 Lauren January 31, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Hi Adrienne,
I didn’t knew about the ping function of wordpress and I am shocked that I haven’t come across anything on it even after reading a lot of tutorials on wordpress. I am new to blogging world and I am feeling lucky to be on your site as I came to know a very crucial thing about wordpress blogging. I am planing to launch my first wordpress blogging site and I am sure this plugin is going to help me a lot in terms of pinging. Is it good to use a plugin that takes care of seo tasks? I am technically zero in seo field, so please suggest me a plugin that can optimize my blog at its best.

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106 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 31, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Hi Lauren,

There are a lot of things still to understand when creating a blog for the first time. As long as you don’t publish your post and then correct it a lot, you should be fine. But, this plug-in will prevent your post from being pinged numerous times if you are going back to edit a published post.

Is your WordPress blog a self hosted one or a free platform because there is a big difference. Plug-ins aren’t made for the free platform, only the self hosted blogs. Since you didn’t specify, I just wanted to be sure and ask.

Again, if you are creating a self hosted blog and you are going with a free theme, you’ll want to install an SEO plug-in. If you have purchased a paid theme like Thesis, this function is included. Check out my post I wrote last year and the SEO plug-in I recommend is the first on this list.

Hope this helps and so glad you stopped by today. If you have any other questions, just ask.

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107 Lauren February 1, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Hi Adrienne,
At first I thought to have a free platform but later I came to know that the plugins aon’t work with them. I am fond of commentluv plugin as its having great features. I have already bookmarked your website and I will surely visit your blogs as I am sure they are going to help me a lot. Thanks for your valuable guidance.

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108 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Hi Lauren,

If you are here to build a business Lauren you have to go with a self hosted blog. If you are just blogging for fun and don’t want the expense then the free route is fine. You just can’t have all the bells and whistles with it, that’s all.

I do share a lot of things that will help with your blog and marketing so stop back by and I promise not to bore you.

Hope you’ve had a wonderful day!

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109 Sonia
Twitter:
January 31, 2012 at 3:28 PM

I didn’t know I was doing that myself and glad I started using that plugin myself. How embarrassing that is to do manual updates and find out how many times it pinged your site. It’s actually not fair and I know tons of people don’t know they are even doing it and get banned as a result and still not know why! No one wants to get banned and least of all me. Thanks Adrienne for this timely post!

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110 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 31, 2012 at 6:20 PM

I know what you mean Sonia, I didn’t either. I can’t remember how I stumbled upon this information several years ago but so glad I did. There is just so much we aren’t aware of when we first get started.

When I kept getting requests to write a post about pinging I had no idea so many people weren’t aware of this or that WordPress automatically has this set up for you. I forget now since I’ve been doing this so long what others aren’t aware of.

Just glad this one helped! :-)

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111 Jason Fonceca
Twitter:
January 31, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Aaaaaaand you help all kinds of bloggers with juicy, useful, eeeeasy to implement info.

Thanks Adrienne! :)

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112 Adrienne Smith
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January 31, 2012 at 6:21 PM

My pleasure Jason! :-)

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113 Tisha Oehmen January 31, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Wow, great information Adrienne! Thanks so much for both sharing and for sharing the plugins. I’m heading over to check them out right away!

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114 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 31, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Hi Tisha,

Thank you Tisha, glad you found this helpful.

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115 Jack
Twitter:
January 31, 2012 at 5:10 PM

I am always happy to visit here. Good information and positive energy. I probably should try to find out if I have been banned and what to do to reverse it.

Well, maybe it hasn’t happened. Off to install the plugins.

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116 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 31, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Ah thanks Jack, did I teach you something new today? Happy to hear that you always pick up positive energy over at my place, that’s what I love hearing.

If you edit your posts a lot after you’ve published them then it’s a possibility. They don’t last long though so by installing this plug-in you’ll never have to worry about that ever again. :-)

Have a great evening Jack and always a pleasure to see you!

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117 Morris
Twitter:
January 31, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Riddle me this, Adrienne: Why ping rather than send out an updated sitemap?

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118 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Wouldn’t you agree Morris that since pinging is done automatically through a set up on your blog that this is much easier then updating your sitemap each time? Also, does your sitemap ping all your content besides your posts; articles, podcasts, videos, press releases, etc.? I’d be curious to know your thoughts on this since I’m much more familiar with pinging then updating sitemaps.

Thanks Morris

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119 Morris
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February 1, 2012 at 1:02 PM

I totally agree, Adrienne. Automation is good. My site map is automatically updated and reported to the search engines. I’m not challenging the great information you shared. I’m trying to understand the value of one over the other or if there is a value in both working together.
Take care.

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120 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Oh I didn’t doubt that at all Morris because I still claim to not know it all. I think for whatever is the easiest and of course automated helps people the most.

I might have to do a little research on that sitemap now and how it’s updated. I see another post coming, can you feel it? lol…

Thanks Morris, I appreciate that.

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121 Barry Ranns
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 1:52 AM

Hi Adrienne,
I love visiting your blog my friend, not only do I get good advice, you tell us the hows, whys and wherefores too. You always deliver the goods and more besides.

Pinging is such an important way to get our blog noticed. Currently I use Pingler, you can get it as an add-on too with Firefox and Chrome which means it is always waiting for you in your browser.

I wasn’t aware that Wordpress worked overtime behind the scenes, so I will install MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer plug-in and see how it goes,

Thankyou once again,

Barry

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122 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Hi Barry,

So glad to hear that Barry and happy to know that what I share you enjoy reading and learning.

I use to have it installed in my browser but I’m not pinging things every single day and I ended up with too many extensions so I just got rid of the ones I didn’t really need. It was convenient but just as easy to bring up their site when I need to but thanks for sharing that.

Yeah, WordPress isn’t a perfect set up and that’s why we all end up having so many plug-ins. Those that we really need and those that make our lives more convenient. :-) Wouldn’t you know!

Thanks Barry and enjoy your day.

FYI: I did get your message on Facebook and I was out of town all weekend but I haven’t forgotten about you. I just haven’t had time so I promise to get to that as soon as I can.

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123 Barry Ranns
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Thanks very much, I appreciate your help,

Barry

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124 Colleen Kelly
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 2:01 AM

Holy Cow Adrienne I had no idea about this. I don’t want to sound dense , but to be honest I didn’t know what it meant. I have heard the term before though. I’m learning new blogging terms all the time!. This is great. Can you guess where I’m going now? that’s right, back to my blog and add pingler!.. Thank you so much for letting us know and making it so easy!. Thanks again !!! ;)

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125 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Hey Colleen,

Don’t worry about sounding dense because you sound like me when I first started. People were always throwing terms out there but never explaining what they meant and I didn’t want to sound stupid by asking what they were talking about so I went in search of the answers myself. That’s how I learned a lot of this.

You are using WordPress.com Colleen so you can’t add this plug-in I’m afraid. You might want to do a little research yourself and find out in their free version does this as well. I would assume so but honestly, I just don’t know.

Have a great day and by the way, when are we going to see an actually picture of you in your gravatar? It would really be nice to put a face to who I’ve been chatting with all this time. Hey, I’m just saying!

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126 Jens P. Berget
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 2:59 AM

Hi Adrienne,

That’s great advice. I am using the MaxBlogPress plugin, but I haven’t been using Pingler. One question for you, I am using many different services for pinging (I have added the urls to the “pinging-settings”, what happens if I add two or more identical services or I have many that aren’t working? It’s been a long time since I updated my list, and I guess that many of the services have stopped working.

Are you only using pingler?

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127 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Hi Jens,

Glad to hear you are already using this plug-in and have services added to your blog. That really does the same thing Jens.

I believe if you add identical services it will notify you that you’ve already pinged to that site. It’s been awhile since I’ve done that but I know when I would do this it wouldn’t send it through for the second time. It’s best to try and not have duplicate services though.

You can always just go over to Pingler, copy their list and dump it into your settings as well. Either way, it’s all good!

I’m just using the services that Pingler provides because they are suppose to be some of the best. Obviously it’s all working out well just using these. I don’t want to over do it and like you, I was using a lot in the past that constantly got errors pinging to them. Was more of a pain then anything.

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128 Jens P. Berget
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 10:27 AM

I think I’ll remove all the services from my blog, and use Pingler on their site instead. Is that what you’re doing?

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129 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 10:36 AM

It does the exact same thing so I would leave it like it is Jens. I had already had mine set up that way so I left mine like it is.

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130 Eric February 1, 2012 at 6:05 AM

Always excellent recommendations from you Adrienne. Thanks a million! Didn’t even know that wp automatically ping my post after each update. That’s insane!

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131 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Thanks Eric, glad you enjoyed reading this one and learning about what WordPress does behind the scenes. Crazy isn’t it! :-)

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132 Lenia
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Hi Adrienne,
I am very happy to read this detailed post about pinging and pingler and all that staff. I have already asked you a question about the whole subject but now it is much clearer in my mind.
To answer to your question I don’t ping my content. i didn’t know all that you mention here so it is time for me to do some serious work on that!
I didn’t even know that we can add pingler in our WP blog. I though I have to ping manually.
I have a question: What about the Ping-o-Matic tool you mention in training course? What is the difference between that and pingler ?
Many thanks to you for this post.

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133 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Hi Lenia,

I’ve had several people ask me to elaborate on this topic so I hope this helped.

Ping-o-matic is just one more service you can use to ping content. It’s one of the more popular ones and the difference with Pingler is that it pings to different sites and it’s list is a little longer. When I shot those videos, I wasn’t aware of Pingler at that time but it also has Ping-o-matic included in it’s list if I’m not mistaken. It’s just more sites to ping your content to that’s all.

You are so welcome Lenia and glad this was helpful. Now, enjoy your day! :-)

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134 Lenia
Twitter:
February 3, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Oh thanks Adrienne! I wanted to be sure if there is any difference. Thank you for the explanation :)

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135 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 3, 2012 at 10:31 AM

My pleasure Lenia, have a wonderful day!

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136 Lenia
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Hi Adrienne,
It is me again. I have another question if you don’t mind:
I just installed the MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer 3.0 plugin and in the list of pinging sites I put all the sites referred in the Pingler site just because I have no other idea what URI I could put there.
So now, I don’t really need to add Pingler in the Settings>Writing>Update Services isn’t it ?
I really thank you for your help.
have a good day!

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137 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Hi Lenia,

I don’t mind at all.

If you added all the sites that Pingler pings to then there is no need in adding their site as well. You’ve done good girl! :-) You are all set up and ready to go. No worries now!

My pleasure and you have a wonderful day too!

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138 Lenia
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February 3, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Good :) I am happy I have done it….I make progress…even if it is slow :)
Thank you!
Good day

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139 Leslie Miller February 1, 2012 at 11:25 AM

I do have a wordpress blog and did not know anything about either pinging or being banned. What wonderful and simply explained advice — I’m off to take advantage of it right now.

There’s so much to do and know with social media it can get very overwhelming. Frequently when I want to do something, I google how to do it and the instructions are so techno and confusing that I give up in frustration. Thanks for making it all easy…

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140 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Hi Leslie,

I’m finding that there are so many people who were unaware of this so I’m glad you found this helpful.

I agree, a lot of this can be overwhelming and confusing so like you I usually Google what I want to learn and hope that I can locate the answer from someone who explains it in my terms. It usually takes me awhile though.

Have a wonderful day Leslie!

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141 Barry Overstreet
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Yet another homerun! Thanks for the great information. Luckily I’ve my blog set up to ping a bunch of sites already. The Pingler recommendation is very intriguing, though. And I do need to take a look at the MaxBlogPress plugin. Like you, I read and re-read my posts, so I don’t have many corrections, but invariably something slips through. I certainly don’t want to get blocked for simply making a correction. Ugh.

I hope you’re having a great week! Chat with you soon!

~Barry

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142 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Hi Barry,

The being banned will usually happen for those who are constantly making a lot of changes. If you make one or two after it’s been published you more than likely won’t get slapped but three, four, five in a row, yikes!!! They won’t last long but it’s for those who aren’t aware that this even happens are the ones I feel sorry for.

Glad to hear this was helpful Barry and always a pleasure to see you!

~Adrienne

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143 Dan Sumner
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I don’t use MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer plug-in yet. I will take a look at it shortly. I still can’t believe that we are on version 3.3 of Wordpress and they still haven’t fixed the ping issue. It is very rare for me to update too many times. But it does happen. Ping spamming whatever next?

As for plugins, how many have you actually got running on your blog?

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144 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Hi Dan,

I can’t believe with this update that they haven’t resolved that issue yet. I don’t really make a lot of tweaks after mine has been published but I will admit that I have done it from time to time which is why I’m better safe then sorry.

Hope you don’t mind but I took the list out that you shared. Just don’t want to confuse everyone but I did save them in a note file.

Right now I have about 25 running and five of them are for security. Those were all recommended so I guess they are doing their job, who knows. :-) I would like to find a cache plug-in though. The WP Super Cache doesn’t play nice with my theme and no one has recommended one to me yet. I’ve asked around but no help at all. What do you use?

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145 Dan Sumner
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February 1, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Hi Adrienne, no problem with the links :-D

I have been using W3 Total Cache.

To be honest, how far are you willing to go. Do you resize your images out of WP using a graphics program? What server are you using on your hosting? Is it any good? All these things are taken into consideration when it comes to load speed.

I resize all images in fireworks and lower image size prior to upload. I also have a good hosting company behind me too.

Check out some posts by Neil Patel at quicksprout.com he has some great tips on SEO blog optimization.

Thanks Adrienne.

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146 Adrienne Smith
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February 1, 2012 at 9:11 PM

I do resize my images before I load them and I have them all on my server before loading them on my blog.

My hosting service is Bluehost and I love them, they’re awesome. I haven’t really had any complaints about the load time with my blog but I’m always looking to improve things so just wondering.

Thanks for the suggestions, I’ll check that out!

Have a great day tomorrow and I’ll catch you soon.

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147 Jonathan Gaurano
Twitter:
February 1, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Hi Adrienne,

It is unfortunate that I do not have wordpress. I use blogger. Therefore, i do not even know if I have the option of ‘pinging.’ I don’t know if you’re an expert, or anything, but do you happen to know an alternative route (then a plugin or wordpress widget) to do something as close to pinging as possible?

Wondering *Scratches Head*.

Thank you!! (O:

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148 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 2, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Hi Jonathan,

Blogger has this option as well and I shared a post that I believe will help in my reply to Karan so check that one out.

Thanks Jonathan.

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149 Ian Ieba
Twitter:
February 2, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Hi Adrienne

Firstly my apologies for my absence of late, but since returning from my Christmas and New Year’s vacation I have been rather swamped.

Plus this year has not been kind to me so far just recently I broke my hand in two places which has slowed me down even more, but one thing I am learning from the ordeal; is Patience! ;)

This is a great post Adrienne, one which will I am sure benefit many of your readers including me! I have for some time been using “maxblogpress” but I did not know about “Pingler” which I will be getting to grips with after I have finished this comment ;)

Like you Adrienne I do try not to update a post if I can help it, and I try to make sure all parameters are set before I publish. But from time to time it’s inevitable that a correction is sometimes required!

Thanks for a great post Adrienne and for sharing such informative content…

Take care, catch up real soon

Ian :)

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150 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 2, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Hi Ian,

I know you’ve been a very busy guy! First you have the nerve to go on vacation before Christmas and enjoy that time with your family then continue having fun once you get back. The catching up part is what’s reeking havoc on you I can imagine. Plus, you went off and hurt yourself too. You poor guy! Patience, I can see that being tested for sure. :-)

I’m not surprised Ian that you had everything in place as well. I think an occasional edit is okay but without that plug-in most people had no idea their posts were being pinged again and again and again. That does not make the Google Gods happy!

Glad you enjoyed it and just take it easy. I can’t imagine trying to type with a broken hand. You and Barry both, I swear!

Have a great weekend Ian!

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151 CarolB
Twitter:
February 2, 2012 at 4:18 PM

It’s me the newbie again with more newbie questions. First, thanks for clarifying pinging for me. I wonder if I’ve been banned! I feel exactly like you said … I put in all this effort, and I get almost no traffic from search engines. Hopefully when I move over to self hosting and get proper plug-ins installed, all this will change. One question: The pinging for each edit is only after I have published a post, right? Not when I am editing a draft version, pre-publication?
Definitely going to add that plug-in into my self-hosted site, along with the others from your latest blog on Plug-ins! I have so much to learn.

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152 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 2, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Hey newbie Carol! :-)

Were you getting any traffic at all? Were you receiving any comments? What were you doing to put your blog out there? Those are some of the things I would ask.

We all get excited and create our blog with all the keywords we think will get everyone’s attention but people still won’t know you’re there. It takes time for the search engines to pick up a brand new site first off and they recognize the self hosted blog more I’m afraid. That’s just the way it is, not that it won’t recognize the free platforms after awhile.

That’s correct, the way to get banned is after you’ve published your post and you don’t have this plug-in installed. WordPress will continue to ping those sites each time you update your post.

If you have any questions feel free to ask. Just send me an email from my contact me page or if you have a question about something I wrote in a post, I’ll be happy to answer it there. I also share information on my fan page if you’d like to come join me on Facebook. I have a question and answer session every Wednesday from noon until 1:00 pm CST. You’ll find my fan page in my right side bar.

Thanks Carol.

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153 Rohit Batra February 3, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Thanks for sharing the Full length information on pinging Adrienne. I had asked a expert about the same he also said that pinging is good but if you are over-pinging then you can be in trouble. I was using the default pinging system of wordpress but then i had to remove all those URL’s as after publishing an article if i update it then also it regularly sends out pings, so it was not really good. MaxBlogPress was good i used it for sometime but removed it due to server loads.

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154 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 3, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Hi Rohit,

So you had an issue with the MaxBlogPress plug-in with server loads? I’ve never heard of anyone having that issue so I’m really surprised.

Peter said that he uses cbnet Ping Optimizer which basically does the same thing but without any registration. Maybe you can give that one a try and see if you have any better luck. Just add one pinging site to your Services and see if that helps any. That would be my suggestion Rohit!

If you decide to go that route, let me know if it helps. Always good to learn how to get around these types of issues.

Enjoy your afternoon and have a really great weekend. Thanks for your comment.

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155 Marcus Baker
Twitter:
February 4, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I have used the Max Blog Press Plugin for a while and it seems to work just great. I have also had Pingler listed in my settings without nay issues.

On the topic of pinging comments on other people’s blogs – I stopped doing a while ago when every time I tried to do so I was warned that it had been automatically pinged and I could not do so again so soon. This I encountered no matter whose blog I was on. I simply stopped because I could not fathom it. Any ideas?

~Marcus

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156 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 4, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Hi Marcus,

That’s good to hear that you are aware of this and have that all set up properly.

I will only occasionally ping a comment here and there, I don’t do them all so I guess for the ones that I’ve done I haven’t run into this problem, at least not yet. But I don’t do this on a regular basis either. So maybe the services they have set up are automatically pinging their comments to? I’ve never heard of that because if you just replied to a comment then that would be a new one to me. Huh, I might have to look into that Marcus. You’ve definitely got me curious now.

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for the visit and the information.

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157 Ahmad February 5, 2012 at 5:45 AM

Do I need to ping everytime I publish a post or is ping only for a new blog?
I always confuse with that.

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158 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 5, 2012 at 12:27 PM

I shared a link above in my reply to Karan that will help you with a blogger blog. They have this option as well so it’s automatically pinging your posts I believe. Read that one to make sure though.

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159 Patricia Hines February 5, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Wow Adrienne,
All of this is news to me! always wondered exactly what pinging was and how it worked. I must admit that it didn’t make sense to me. I understand it a lot better now, but it is still a little foggy. It seems to me that the more I learn, the more I find that I need to learn.

One thing that I notice is that I get a lot of comments stating that my posts have been pinged, and I am asked to approve, spam, trash or take some other action on the comments. I am unsure of what to do; should I approve them or trash them? I am sure that the answer may seem obvious to an experienced person-but not to me. If I approve the comments isn’t that being self-serving and therefore a bad thing to do? Do other people reading my posts see the approved or not approved comments(pings)

In your post [Quote: What you want to do is ping every single piece of content you create too. That includes any new articles, press releases, podcasts and even videos. That’s right, you want to ping everything. What pinging does is it sends an electronic signal to the different search engines notifying them that you have new content that they need to see and send traffic to.]
The posts automatically get pinged when you publish, if I understand correctly, but how would other items get pinged. What would I have to do?

One more question from your post [Quote: Just be sure to add Pingler as well. Now if you want to add some extra services, add as many as you want but just make sure they aren’t all pinging to the same service. That’s all you have to do.] How do I know that they don’t ping to the same service?

I am going to install the Plugin and Pingler as soon as I send this comment.
Thank you for the great information.
Pat

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160 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 5, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Hi Pat,

I know what you mean, it can be very over whelming don’t you agree? You learn one thing and you’re so proud of yourself and you go around the next corner and learn that there’s even more you didn’t know and it seems like it’s never ending.

The majority of times Pat when you get a message that says your post has been pinged, in most cases, they really mean they have been trackbacked. All that means is that some other blog has referenced your blog on their site. But, this reference is more than just a link. A true trackback will show up in the comments of the post that was trackbacked. A trackback is sort of like a ping but it involves blog to blog communication rather than blog to search engine communication. If a comment is not showing up on your site I wouldn’t approve it. A lot of that is spam which is why I disabled the trackback feature on my blog.

In order to ping any other content other than your blog posts you can use different pinging services. Just do a Google search because some of the pinging services will specifically ping just podcasts, some just videos, etc. Usually any written content can be pinged through any of the popular pinging services like I mentioned here, Pingler.

When you go to Pingler you can scroll down a little ways and you will see the list of the pinging services that they ping to. If you go to any other pinging service they will also show you the list of where they are pinging your content. That’s how you can tell.

Thanks Pat and hope you found this helpful. I appreciate you stopping by. Hope you’re looking forward to a really wonderful week.

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161 Deborah February 6, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Hi Adrienne,
I have the Ping Optimizer installed on my WP site and it works great. The thing is, I’m using WP for my art website and have several other pages besides my blog. Is there a way to override the plugin when I add fresh content to a previously created page so it does ping? This doesn’t happen often, but for e.g. On my class schedule page I do want a ping when I add a new class! But of course the plugin is doing its job and not pinging when I update the page. If I deactivate the plugin just when I want an occasional update pinged, and then reactivate it afterwards, would that work? FYI I’m using the WP default pingomatic. Would appreciate any ideas.

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162 Adrienne Smith
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February 6, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Hi Deborah,

I hear that one does the same so that’s great.

I believe what you have to do Deborah is just ping that individual page. It really takes no time at all so since you said it doesn’t get updated as much as your posts then just take a minute, go to the pingomatic site and ping it there. That would be my suggestion.

You can also download the Pingler addon to your browser to make it much easier and I know they have one for FireFox. I’m sure they have one of Google Chrome too.

I also found this post that Sean Donahoe wrote about adding some code to your site if you’d like to go that route. I’ve been following Sean and he’s a master at online marketing so I trust what he’s shared.

Hope that helps and thank you for your comment.

Have a wonderful day!

~Adrienne

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163 Deborah February 6, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Thanks for swift reply and an easy solution, Adrienne! I didn’t even know you could ping an individual page like that. The only thing I knew about pinging was that it was something that came with WP! I’m a WP.org newbie It’s amazing how much you realize that you don’t know as you go along. Your help and tips are much appreciated.

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164 Adrienne Smith
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February 6, 2012 at 2:33 PM

My pleasure Deborah!

Oh no, just Google pinging services and there are a lot of them. You can enter your information, which sites you want pinged and you’re done. It’s that easy and simple. WordPress just does this for you automatically so that’s one thing out of our way on our “to do” list. :-)

You have a wonderful day Deborah!

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165 Hiten February 6, 2012 at 4:46 PM

This is really useful Adrienne. Thanks!

I have a question please. How would you know if your blog was banned? Would the posts simply not be indexed by the search engines?

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166 Adrienne Smith
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February 6, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Thanks Hiten, glad you found this one useful.

That’s exactly right Hiten. Because pinging let’s the search engines know that you have a new post t be indexed, they will consider that spamming so they’ll just throw yours off to the side. If I’m not mistaken, it will only last about a week or so but I’m sure with the way Google is cracking down on things, it could be a little longer now. They have definitely been stepping up their game.

:-)

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167 Hiten February 7, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Thanks for answering my question Adrienne! :-)

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168 Adrienne Smith
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February 7, 2012 at 3:32 PM

My pleasure Hiten. :-)

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169 Joe Lampo February 6, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Hi, Adrienne. Great post here with lots of good info. Thanks for your efforts! Will leave you another post on your more recent post about proper blog setup. That’s an equally great one, too! Stay well!

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170 Adrienne Smith
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February 6, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Hi Joe,

Thank you, glad you found this one helpful. I bet you’re glad you are just getting started so you can get everything set up just right. Hope you enjoy my other post about setting your blog up properly. :-)

Enjoy your evening now! Thanks for your comment.

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171 Kevin Morgan February 7, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Hi Adrienne,
That ping back advice was great. I couldn’t use the tool that you recommended as it wasn’t in the GoDaddy list, so I used a different one, which had 5 stars from other users.
Much appreciated.
-k aka FitOldDog

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172 Adrienne Smith
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February 7, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Hi Kevin,

Ah, welcome to my blog and glad you enjoyed this post.

Not sure what you meant about the tool not being in the GoDaddy list but that’s okay. There are a lot of services you can use to ping your content so just pick one and run with it. Five stars is definitely good.

Thanks for your comment Kevin and hope you’re having a really great day! :-)

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173 Fernando February 8, 2012 at 2:01 AM

OMG! I didn’t know this! Fortunatelly I didn’t get banned. From now on, no more updates and always triple-check, no quadruple-check(!) my articles, so I wouldn’t have to edit them. Thanks for sharing, Adrienne

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174 Adrienne Smith
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February 8, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Glad I could bring this to your attention Fernando!

I always make sure everything is fine before I hit publish anyway but we all have our moments Fernando.

You have a great day!

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175 Fernando February 9, 2012 at 5:59 AM

I have to get rid of a nasty habit: multi-tasking. Chat on Facebook or talk to the phone while I’m writing articles. You have a great day, too, Adrienne!

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176 Adrienne Smith
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February 9, 2012 at 8:35 AM

You sound like one very talented guy Fernando, even I’m not that good! lol… :-)

I’ll definitely have a great day and you do the same.

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177 Tom Bradley May 23, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Thanks Adrienne,

I’ve been guilty of making several ‘updates’ so I’m sure I’ve been ‘banned’.

Thanks for the valuable tip and I’ll put it to use.

tom

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178 Adrienne Smith
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May 23, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Hey Tom,

If you have that plug-in installed than you’re good to go. If not then you definitely need it so you can continue doing what you’re doing.

Glad this post was helpful.

Enjoy your week.

~Adrienne

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179 FitOldDog May 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Hi Adrienne,
I installed ‘WordPress Ping Optimizer’ in response to your previous article on ping spam, as you got my attention on that. Is this software as effective as the one you recommend in your article today, or should I change my install?
I certainly appreciate your advice, as I don’t want to be banned.
-kevin aka FitOldDog

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180 Adrienne Smith
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May 23, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Hey Kevin,

I believe that they both do the same thing, I’ve just always used the one I mentioned in my post but have heard good things about this one as well. As long as it cuts down the amount of pings, you’re good to go.

My pleasure and I don’t want you to be banned either. There is just so much we don’t know with creating our blogs you know!

Hope you’re having a great week Kevin!

~Adrienne

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181 Consuello August 8, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Thank you for the tip. I was confused about the list so I did the entire must have list. Hope I did not do too many. That’s why I did not do any of second list. Also, I did not know how to check or what I was checking for. But, I will rest well tonight about the ping bans for my blog.

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182 Adrienne
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August 8, 2012 at 8:58 AM

My pleasure Consuello!

You can do it either way, I just like having my own list so that it will be pinging to the sites I want and not just junk sites.

Hope all goes well for you. Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate your comment.

~Adrienne

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183 Chetan Gupta
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June 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Hey Adrienne
Dear i am really feeling so bad. Why i was not asked you to recommend a post on pings before my previous comment. You know today i wrote a post on things to do after WordPress installation and after publishing the post i got two pings but i don’t know about that at that time and i moved both the pings to spam folder. But after reading your article i understand the actual meaning of pinging that is ” Pinging helps your blog get indexed faster and your content found on the search engines “. Thanks dear for helping me. And i promise i never do this mistake again. :)

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184 Adrienne
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June 9, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Hey Chetan,

Don’t worry about that at all. We don’t know what we don’t know which is why everything I share here on my blog are things I’ve also learned while on my blogging journey. I know that some of it may be a little old now but for the most part they still work the same but maybe in different ways now. Glad this post was helpful to you and now you understand a little bit better about what pinging really is.

Appreciate you checking out this older post and for your comment as well.

~Adrienne

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