How to Ping Your Blog to Search Engines – Google, Bing, and Yahoo!

Your blog is always automatically crawled by search engines whenever you publish or update a blog post. But if you want instant blog crawling, you can ping your blog to search engines to tell about a new post or post update. Sharing your post on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc., is also a good way to promote your blog post.

When you use a ping service, it sends information regarding a new post or updated post to all search engines, including Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Naver, Google blog search, Weblogs, Feedburner, etc.

How to ping your blog to search engines

Hereunder, a few popular free ping services are given –

Popular Ping Services

How to Ping Your Blog?

All ping services ask for your blog title, blog URL, and feed URL (XML or RSS). Some may also ask for more than one link and a short description of the updated blog post.

Step 1: Open a ping service

Step 2: Enter your blog name or title, description, category, blog URL, feed URL and select services.

Step 3: Some services will ask you to fill in the captcha, and you’ve to complete this step as well. (Only required in a few services)

Step 4: Click the Ping button.

If you have published a new blog post, it is excellent to ping it. But pinging a not-updated blog repeatedly is considered spamming, so be aware of that. It might hurt your next crawling.

Pinging might help you to maximize your blog reach via search engines to gain a new audience.

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