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Is It a Bad Idea to Ping Your Sitemap?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by The Expert, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. #1
    I'm setting up a bunch of niche sites and each one has a site map automatically generated for it.

    Once I have the site up and running, is there any benefit of using a service like Pingler to ping the sitemap itself? Does it help you get indexed faster or does it help keep Google from only indexing half your site vs the entire thing?
    SEMrush
     
    The Expert, Jun 19, 2009 IP
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  2. paulv200

    paulv200 Peon

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    #2
    I dont think pinging google will force google to re-crawl your site any quicker than normal. The site map is just a way of informing google of new or changed pages. However, I have not had any issues with regularly pinging google, even if the site map has not changed.
     
    paulv200, Jun 25, 2009 IP
  3. linkbuilding

    linkbuilding Banned

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    #3
    when you ping your site with google it comes in que in the same way when you ping the sitemap it lets google know that there has been some change on the site.
     
    linkbuilding, Jun 26, 2009 IP
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    ice_cube Peon

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    IMO, It's a good idea to ping yours, as long as you ping it when you have make a changes
     
    ice_cube, Jun 26, 2009 IP
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    Professional Dude Prominent Member

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    I wouldn't say its a bad idea, but i would suggest you use Google Webmaster tools instead of pinging Google again and again.
     
    Professional Dude, Jun 26, 2009 IP
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    kickstartpeter Peon

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    #6
    You can pay for a forced crawl, that would help.
     
    kickstartpeter, Jul 14, 2009 IP
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    ~ Ya$$eR ~ Peon

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    #7
    USE webmaster tools ;)
     
    ~ Ya$$eR ~, Jul 23, 2009 IP
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    Designstrike Peon

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    Use GWT ... best! Don't use anything else, I got a domain banned for using a simmilar thing
     
    Designstrike, Jul 23, 2009 IP
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    andrewhudson1985 Peon

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    #9
    Yes , It Will Be Helpful.
     
    andrewhudson1985, Jul 23, 2009 IP
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    mpreyesmr Banned

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    #10
    Ping will probably not crawl your site any faster than normal, but its worth a try.
     
    mpreyesmr, Jul 24, 2009 IP
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    MaxPowers Peon

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    #11
    When pinging the search engines...

    It's best to make sure that the sitemap will be accepted...

    Don't ping them often.

    It only takes once if your sitemap has new material in it.

    Don't ping at all if you haven't made any changes.


    http://www.automapit.com/sitemapvalidator.html will make sure they are valid XML, that the size limits are in order, that the URLs in your sitemap will be accepted based on the domain name used, that you aren't pinging 'too often'.

    ...and it works no matter who makes your sitemaps.
     
    MaxPowers, Jul 25, 2009 IP
  12. thelostagency

    thelostagency Peon

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    I would say that google will index atleast your homepage in the first spider and flag which pages it will spider the next time. It can be useful to ping your sitemaps once you have created or changed a section of your website. If you continue to ping your website, you will just spike how much bandwidth you use with your hosting company...
     
    thelostagency, Aug 22, 2009 IP
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    thelostagency Peon

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    Another point if you are using a solution such as Wordpress, they automatically ping the major search engines each time you add a new article or post. You can also add more ping services that they will automatically notify.

    Most sitemap plugins also allow you to manually request a visit from the search engine.
     
    thelostagency, Aug 22, 2009 IP
  14. lakkineni

    lakkineni Peon

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    #14
    After pinging your sitemap check your Google webmaster central account for that site. What does the last submitted date shows?

    I personally recommend using Webmaster central.
     
    lakkineni, Aug 22, 2009 IP
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    Mystique Well-Known Member

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    #15
    A large number of pinging services avoid sending more than one ping a day for "X" domain regardless your script generates several a day, but I believe if you are able to ping directly it depends on your content and Google's algorithm decide on indexing or label a domain as spammer.
     
    Mystique, Aug 22, 2009 IP
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    rkweb1 Peon

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    #16
    I read the original question and all the answers. I had the same question. It looks like no one is saying it is going to hurt your rankings.

    So we might as well ping the sitemap.
     
    rkweb1, Aug 24, 2009 IP
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    jopling Guest

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    #17
    Hi,

    I dont feel there will be any problem if you ping your site with google. It results the same.
     
    jopling, Aug 24, 2009 IP
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    tophe Peon

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    #18
    you have to ping your site,
     
    tophe, Jun 15, 2010 IP
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    #19
    I want to ping my site please tell me that main link for ping..I need ping link?
     
    Mikesloug, Jun 15, 2010 IP
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    premgarment Peon

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    #20
    delet your sitemap and resubmit the same easy way to ping your site.
     
    premgarment, Jul 2, 2010 IP