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How to Ping Search Engines?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by bushib, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hi there,

    I want to know that can we ping search engines after updating our websites.
    SEMrush
    1. Pinging the Search engines regularly is good or not from SEO point of view.

    2. What methods is used for pinging the SEs?

    Can anyone please explain how to use it accurately.

    Best Regards
    bushib
     
    bushib, Sep 17, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. MrOrange

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    #2
    I ping Google, Yahoo & Ask each time i update the sitemap. I haven't put it on a cronjob, I dont see the point in pinging them daily (I only update the site every 2-3 days), but that's not to say it shouldn't be done.

    Here are the ping url's;

    http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/ping?sitemap=http://www.website.com/sitemap.xml
    http://search.yahooapis.com/SiteExplorerService/V1/updateNotification?appid=YahooDemo&url=http://www.website.com/sitemap.xml
    http://submissions.ask.com/ping?sitemap=http://www.website.com/sitemap.xml
    Code (markup):
    I don't think you can ping MSN, at least I've not seen it done.
     
    MrOrange, Sep 17, 2007 IP
  3. Synchronium

    Synchronium Active Member

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    #3
    Anyone got a quick php script to do it?

    Ie, run the script to ping the lot?
     
    Synchronium, Sep 17, 2007 IP
  4. MrOrange

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    #4
    Quick & Dirty, but this should work.

    
    <?php
    @file_get_contents("http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/ping?sitemap=http://www.website.com/sitemap.xml");
    @file_get_contents("http://search.yahooapis.com/SiteExplorerService/V1/updateNotification?appid=YahooDemo&url=http://www.website.com/sitemap.xml");
    @file_get_contents("http://submissions.ask.com/ping?sitemap=http://www.website.com/sitemap.xml");
    ?>
    
    PHP:
     
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  5. ivenms

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    Nice script. Definitely work...
     
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    But is pinging the search engine good or not?

    Cant you be penalized or something.

    Generally i don't ping them. But i am considering it since it may take some time for search engines to come back checking if you have any new content.
     
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    hans Well-Known Member

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    #8
    where this code should be add?
     
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  9. hans

    hans Well-Known Member

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    #9

    http://webmaster.live.com/webmaster/ping.aspx?siteMap=

    and then ADD the full URL to your sitemapindex file on the same LINE

    this goes into your BROWSER for example
    and you load that link in your browser
    unless you have tools to ping
     
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  10. hans

    hans Well-Known Member

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    #10
    because the PHP code in this thread probably allows you to create your own page on your own site online - then ADD all 4 SE-ping URLs as in the example,
    and by loading THAT one URL from your own site in your browser, you probably ping all configured SE at once.

    just a guess, I do it by browser. one by one. if needed.
     
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  11. rollingsta

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    #11
    Can someone please tell me what pinging search engines does for your website?
     
    rollingsta, Mar 30, 2009 IP
  12. hans

    hans Well-Known Member

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    #12
    pinging an SE is same as pinging RSS directories
    it informs that a new page or multiple new pages have been published and thus invites to revisit the site / RSS feed / sitemap-file
    thus the SE and specially all RSS feed directories have created the ping service to faster find newest content and crawl faster.
    after a ping sent it typically takes seconds to minutes until the bot from that SE viists the URL submitted via ping

    NOT all / any URL can be submitted via ping.
    in the case of the thread its about sitemap or sitemap index file submission via ping

    besides that ping SE is typical for RSS feeds / blogs.

    for example Google has a special ping service for blogs, so does Y for RSS and live (for RSS but via moreover only as far as I know ) plus dozens of RSS directories such as technorati, syndic8.

    the result of ping to SE is that in happy situations you find your newest article already indexed/published in SE after 30-60 minutes following a ping, rarey a few horus.

    some of the major SE revisit sitemap or RSS feeds on a regular basis multiple time per day/hr . thus a ping is no absolute must, but speeds up things.

    Y for example does revisit properly registered RSS feeds multiple times per hr if new feeds are common for a particular site.
     
    hans, Mar 30, 2009 IP
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    #13
    Thanks. Anyone know of a full ping script for free!
     
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    #14
    Thanks for all the info. This has been a great thread!
     
    bigcat1967, May 17, 2009 IP
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    #15
    I agree.. very helpful thread..
     
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    #16
    Pinging Helps in crawling website.I usually ping websites weekly..
     
    rohitw, Aug 10, 2009 IP
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    #17
    generally if u have regular link building of your site then google take update of your site.
     
    lindamood1, Aug 10, 2009 IP
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    #18
    I used to ping my my sitemap when I have updated that.
    Used to ping in Google and MSN.
    Depending on in which search engines you are interested.
    Anyways thanks for information.
    I don't think does it harms, if you do submit your URL after updating sitemap.
     
    seodmb, Aug 10, 2009 IP
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    #19
    yes you can, ofcors...
     
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