How to ping various search engines to re-index your website or blog
By Koder at Mon, 03/15/2010 - 08:58
If you write a blog and want to get its posts through to a good audience, you need to make sure that your Blog is well indexed with search engines. In this quick tip, we will quickly show you how you can PING various search engines, all at once to let them know that your blog has updated. Once you PING the search engines, they will come and crawl your blog, website or article to make sure its indexed. PINGING search engines is useful to send an"out of band" update to the search engines. Search Engines have a crawl frequency set for your website or blog, if you update content before their scheduled crawl day, you can PING them to tell that you have updated content that needs to be inexed.
One great online service that lets you send a PING to multiple search engines and specialized services is PINGOMATIC, located at http://pingomatic.com/ . You can send PINGS to the most important search engines such as WebLogs, FeedBurner, my Yahoo, Google Blog Search, Post Rank, Techorati, News Gator etc. All you have to do is fill in your Blog Name, Blog Home Page and RSS URL. Once you hit the Send PINGS button, it will automatically send the PINGS to all those search engines. For a complete list of search engines that can be pinged using the PingoMatic service, visit http://pingomatic.com/