For those of us that are on the never-ending quest for blog optimization, this cool free online tool that I found awhile ago has proven to be worth its weight in gold.
A good solid ping list will allow you to get your blog indexed fast by the search engines such as Google and Yahoo. When you update your blog, pinging these search engines is the first step to letting them know that your blog has been updated.
I have searched high and low for a good solid ping list. My search has led me to find endless lists of servers that either don't work, or are no longer in service.
Blog optimization in regards to your ping list ensures that your pinging servers that will allow you to squeeze more juice from your content in terms of indexing.
An awesome way to narrow down your ping list and ensure proper blog optimization for pinging, is to test your list on a regular basis.
Through my searching I have found an incredible tool that sifts through all your lists and put together a strong list of sites to ping upon adding new content to you blog.
In this video you will see how this tool works, and where you can go to utilize it, and how you can achieve greater blog optimization.
You can use this tool to put together your own list, or you can download my list that has already been sifted and sorted and used on my blog as well as some of my clients blogs.
To get access to my ping list, subscribe to my newsletter. You will then receive an email with the password to get access to my private vault and the download link is under Blogging Resources.
Sorry, I try to reserve my best secrets for those that allow me to have a relationship with them. I promise I won't spam you, and you will get good content from me. :-)!
Also on a side note, there is a plugin that you will also want to install when setting up your ping list that will be very beneficial for blog optimization, but I will reveal that in the next video.