In order to your your site indexed by the search engines and especially by Google, because that’s what you want, you know in order to rank high and to be found by everybody, as soon as they hit search for anything, including the Ping List, you want to actually add the Ping List to your settings.
What is a Ping List?
The Ping List informs search engines engines to crawl and index your site because you have recently added fresh content. Remember that Google is all about getting fresh content to its readers and the more quality content you add to your site the faster you will get indexed.
In order for the fresh content you have created to report to the search engine result pages quicker, your website pings them. In other words, when you ping a service, you’re instructing the service to crawl your site with a bot. The bot discovers the new content on your website.
How to add the Ping List for WordPress to your Site
By default, WordPress uses one ping service — Ping-o-Matic. However, it is an excellent idea to add the other services so that your website can ping multiple search engines and newsfeeds.
It is easy to add the Ping List to your WordPress website by following the steps outlined below.
- Log into the backend of your WordPress dashboard.
- Go to Settings > Writing.
- Scroll down to Update Services.
- Copy and paste the Ping List and then click on Save
And so, the Ping List?
It’s as easy as downloading the Ping List, copying it and pasting it into your website.
Now every time you write a brilliant article, it will be picked up by the search engines.
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