3 Popular Pinging Sites For Your Blog
Google blogger is adding new features every day to make blogging more rewarding. One of the features that will enable you to know how many page views you receive each day is ‘overview’. Simply select from the options across the top right of your dashboard: ‘Now’, ‘Day’, ‘Week’, ‘Month’ or ‘All time’. Your stats are spelled out for you and you can see your latest updates detailing:
- Comments awaiting moderation
- Published comments
- Page views today
- Top traffic sources
There’s also a graph which allows you to see your traffic and the sources for the last ‘week’, or whatever time span you chose. If you’re trying to increase traffic, this would be a good indicator of where to concentrate your efforts with regards to which bookmarking sites are the most successful, and which memes generate the most visits.
If you’re already participating in memes and networking sites to improve your traffic, you may also want to consider pinging your blog or website. Many sites are offering this service for free (or a premium subscription which offers a few more incentives).
The term ‘ping’ stands for Portable Network Graphics. It’s a network tool used to test whether a particular host is reachable across an IP network. You certainly want your blog or website to be one that populates into the search screen, so pinging your site makes a lot of sense. Here are 3 easy pinging sites you can use.
Blog Buzzer is a web tool that has already pinged 384125 blogs. It allows blog owners to automatically submit their blogs to 13 top search sites and blog directories. By simply entering in the URL and name of the blog, BlogBuzzer will ping your blog to all of these top directories for free. If you would like to increase your audience even more, they provide a premium membership for $19.00 a year, which submits to other major directories. BlogBuzzer Premium promises to automatically monitor all of your blogs and ping them each time you update them. Submitting your blog here requires no registration. Enter the name of your blog, the url and click, then you are done.
When using Pingler.com to ping your blogs and websites, you will be required to select the free service – or premium which runs for around $2.99. You may want to read about the premium package and see if this is something you’d be interested in. If not then go ahead and ping your blog for free. You will need to select a key word, cut and paste your url, then select up to three categories your blog fits into.
Pingler selects 83 sites to submit the blog to, then displays the information showing the sites contacted. Fill in your email address if you would like a copy sent to you.
Bulk Ping offers to re-energize you website or blog by inviting various search engines to crawl your new content and to index new links. This promises more traffic and higher search engine rankings. Each time you ping you are submitted to more than 25 main search engines that send 95% of web traffic. The cost is free. Bulk Ping also allows you to register for premium service. For free service just paste your links (as many as you want) into the window. Provide a keyword, fill in the captcha, and click on ‘submit’.
These are only a few of the many sites available online which will enable you to ping your blog. Simply sending your blog to sites to see whether your “signal” is getting through to potential viewers does not seem to be something that should cause a massive influx of traffic. But with all the new tools we have at our fingertips to measure traffic, it should be easy to gauge whether pinging is useful or not for you and your brand. Why not give it a try?
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