Are you frustrated that the search engines don’t seem to be finding all the pages on your new website? Or perhaps you’ve been adding some great new content every week, but every time you do, it seems to take FOREVER to get indexed?
As an affiliate marketer, there are lots of times when you feel like giving the search engines a damn good hustle along. Luckily, there is a more effective way to do it than glaring at your computer screen and emitting a few choice words!
Pinging your website is the online equivalent of waving a flag and yelling, “Hey! Over here – check this out!” to search engines and directories whenever you add or make major updates to the content on your site. Using a Ping tool can speed up indexing because it essentially sends search portals and other services a message from your website telling them that there is new content and to come crawl it.
Although ping tools were originally designed for bloggers publishing daily, they can be used successfully on any website with fresh content, including your Squidoo lenses.
To make pinging nice and easy for our affiliate marketing comrades, we’ve just released a Website Ping Tool.
It’s very simple to use. Just enter the URL for your website homepage, or the specific page containing the new content you want to be found, and Affilorama’s Ping tool will alert sites like Google Blog Search, Moreover Technologies, Syndic8, Ping.Bloggers.Jp and a whole bunch of others that you have new content ready to share with the world.
Pinging your website is a good practice to get into as it can make a noticeable difference to how quickly your new content and pages get indexed. At the same time, you need to remember that it is only one tool in the toolbox required to get your website ranking well and receiving lots of traffic. While pinging is definitely worth doing, the results can vary and certainly aren’t guaranteed. You should still work hard building backlinks and doing all the other stuff we teach at Affilorama.
Before you get started, here are 3 important things to know about Pinging:
- You only need to use this tool when you add fresh content to your site or make major updates. ‘Extra’ pings won’t benefit your site and could even cause your IP address to be blocked by some services.
- There is no limit on how many times you can ping your website every day – as long as you are adding new content for every time that you ping.
- Adding new content to your site is a very good thing in general and you should aim to do it at least once a week.
Start using our Ping Tool right away! You can find instructions and FAQs next to the tool. If you're not a Premium member, then sign up today to access the Ping Tool, plus 13 other clever tools Mark has had custom-designed for himself and other affiliate marketers. These are exclusively available with premium membership!
I’m also keen to hear about your experiences with pinging and other ping tools. Are you in the habit of pinging your websites? Do you notice a difference when you do ping new content? I look forward to hearing your thoughts.