Do you ping after you post?

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  1. alonelylearner

    alonelylearner UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Hi!

    I was wondering if you ping to rocket up your indexing time every time you post on your blog.

    Is it good for my website or is it bad?
     
    Posted: Jul 19, 2019 By: alonelylearner Member since: Jul 19, 2019
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  2. Ian J

    Ian J Factoring Specialist Full Member - Verified Business

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    I think that either WordPress or one of the plugins in mine does it automatically
     
    Posted: Jul 19, 2019 By: Ian J Member since: Nov 6, 2004
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  3. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    WordPress automatically pings posts. Google will then index the post whenever. Sending a ping doesn’t speed up anything (there are millions of posts made every hour).
     
    Posted: Jul 19, 2019 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  4. nexuser

    nexuser UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    A year ago, I started using the Ping Optimizer plugin. Site traffic is the same as before.
     
    Posted: Aug 16, 2019 at 7:09 AM By: nexuser Member since: Aug 11, 2019
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  5. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Why even bother? Every time you add a plugin you affect performance.
     
    Posted: Aug 16, 2019 at 7:22 AM By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  6. UKSBD

    UKSBD Not a real duck Staff Member

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    Requesting indexing in Search Console definitely speeds the process up.

    If I add a new page or add new content anywhere and want it ranking quickly I'll do a index request after adding/updating it.
     
    Posted: Aug 16, 2019 at 9:37 AM By: UKSBD Member since: Dec 30, 2005
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  7. Tin

    Tin Just an SEO Staff Member

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    @UKSBD - Yep, definitely does :)
     
    Posted: Aug 16, 2019 at 11:40 AM By: Tin Member since: Nov 14, 2005
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  8. nexuser

    nexuser UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Therefore I didn't do that on other sites :)
     
    Posted: Aug 17, 2019 at 9:53 AM By: nexuser Member since: Aug 11, 2019
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  9. StevePoster

    StevePoster UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    In my WordPress website I only post new content to my blog section and nothing to do because it will be index later so no need to ping or use other tools just to speed up your indexing process.
     
    Posted: Aug 19, 2019 at 7:29 AM By: StevePoster Member since: Nov 29, 2013
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  10. RSSM Marketing

    RSSM Marketing UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Yes, I did it every end of the month
     
    Posted: Aug 19, 2019 at 11:24 AM By: RSSM Marketing Member since: Aug 19, 2019
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  11. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    And what difference did it make?

    Wordpress alerts the search engines that you have a new post the second you publish. This means Google gets a zillion pings every day. Indexing of these posts is (normally) automatic, I've seen posts appear in the index with hours of publication but that just means the post is in the index. Google still needs to visit the site and determine the relevance and importance of the blog post to the rest of the site and search queries. Sending a ping won't initiate a visit, Google's robots visit when they want to not when you want the to.
     
    Posted: Aug 19, 2019 at 11:43 AM By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  12. annap

    annap UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Try linking to your new blog post from an already indexed page on your own website or another site to speed up indexing. Has worked for me....
     
    Posted: Aug 20, 2019 at 9:54 AM By: annap Member since: Aug 20, 2019
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  13. upwritelyrob

    upwritelyrob UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    If you're using Yoast for SEO, it'll automatically ping Google as soon as you post anything new. That said, I'm not sure anything in existence will actually speed up indexing -- that's up to the Google Gods.
     
    Posted: Aug 20, 2019 at 6:43 PM By: upwritelyrob Member since: Jul 22, 2019
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