Increase Your Traffic With One Simple Modification

One tool that can be quite helpful in drawing visitors and subscribers to your blog is *Ping* services. These services allow you to automatically notify blog directories and search engines that your blog has recently been updated.

Obviously , the longer your ping list is the greater the chance is that you’ll gain a nice traffic flow from those sources.

The list below is the one I use. Feel free to include it on your blog.

For WordPress users, you can modify your ping list on the Control Panel, then Settings, then Writing.

If I’ve overlooked any services, feel free to leave a suggestion in the comments section below.

UPDATE:f you are a blogger user, you have to ping your blog manually. Once you post a new article, visit the below sites, enter your site’s name and ping.

Pingomatic – Most popular one. Can ping your blog to most of the search engines.

Technorati – One of the most powerful ping service. Always try pinging this service.

Pingoat – This can ping up to 52 services.

King Ping – Check the pinging services and ping up to 18 ping services.

Pingates – Supports several language pings.

AutoPinger – As the name suggests, once asked it will start pinging to selected servers. – It can notify blog services






19 responses
  1. Jenna Avatar

    You say “One tool that can be quite helpful …. is *Ping* services.

    Feel free to include it on your blog”

    How? Do we need to visit each one and subscribe or just copy paste the list?

    Sorry, I’m a newbie

    1. franky Avatar

      Jenna the Wikipedia page for “Ping” should help you.

  2. Jenna Avatar

    Hmm – not sure why I have an angry face as my avatar – ha ha


  3. Jon Clayton Avatar

    Thank you so much. I have been waiting for an updated list for a little while. ‘Tis appreciated!

  4. Genesis Avatar

    Great tip. I use the pinging services extensively for my blogs. I’ve also started using them for my Squidoo lenses . . . you can ping anything on the site.

  5. Diana Avatar

    Do you need a membership for all these services?

  6. Kendra Avatar


    Easily added to Windows Live Writer.

  7. Meg Avatar

    How do I make this work with Blogger?

  8. Gayla Baer Avatar

    @ Jenna – you can copy and paste the list into WordPress as described above or you can visit the update links near the bottom to ping individually and manually.

    @ Jon – These lists are forever changing. This happens to be the most recent list I have and use.

    @ Genesis – Thanks for the tip.

    @ Diana – No membership required.

    @ Meg – I updated the list above for Blogger users.

  9. Jenna Avatar

    Thanks – I will give it a try.


  10. Carol Avatar

    Woo hoo! Thanks for this…I’m always looking for more arcane technical things I can do for my blog. I’m strong on writing, but highly technically challenged.

    Just copied them into my WordPress, which only had pingomatic. Can’t wait to see what happens!

    Thanks again!

  11. Wes Avatar

    Thanks for great list! Every little bit helps.

  12. Carson Brackney Avatar

    Very cool for you to pass that along! You motivated me to share my list–after checking to see what you had that I might’ve missed, of course!

  13. Chris Avatar

    Great post. I need to look into this for my blog.I’ve been running it for awhile, but am a total n00b when it comes to things like this. Thanks for the ideas.

  14. Tomasz Stasiuk Avatar

    Ok, wow! That’s some ping list. Thank you for putting this all together!

  15. Gina66 Avatar

    I’m still confused as to how to add these to my blog. When I am in settings, then writing, I don’t see anything on how to add these or how to use pings.
    Agree that this is a great list, but it would have been nice if you included the steps or pointed the newbies (like me) in the direction of how to do it.
    The wiki page just describes what pinging is and doesn’t really help on how to add it to a blog. Is there a help page on Word Press that talks about it?

    1. Franky Branckaute Avatar

      Gina, go in your WP dashboard to Settings -> Writing. At the bottom you will find a section called Update Services.

      Copy the whole list Gayla posted in the field there and save it. With every entry you post all these services will now be notified or ‘pinged’ as we call it.

  16. Gayla Baer Avatar

    If you are using wordpress – scroll all the way to the bottom. There is a space there to copy and paste the list into.

  17. Hempgard University Avatar

    Thank you for sharing this invaluable information.

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