Ping is a special kind of service which is used to notify the update information of website /blog to various internet servers like pingomatic etc. These ping servers further send the request to various search engines and directories like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Technorati. In this way, your new blog post is indexed in SERPs. Another way to send update information to search engine is xml sitemap. Various plugins are used to generate and submit xml sitemap automatically. Most popular WordPress plugin is “Google Xml Sitemap”. WordPress uses “pingomatic” as their default ping server. If your blog is on self-hosted WordPress blog then probable you may have notified this. You can see this facility in “writing” option under setting area. Actually Ping is used for quick indexing in search engine which optimizes the traffic. But, do you know that excessive pinging is considered as spam. Many bloggers are pinging excessively knowingly or unknowingly. How?
WordPress Default Ping:
When you post a new topic on your blog, wordpress pings to its default server. That is fine if it is first time. But when you edit the existing post, it also pings. If you update your post 10 times then it will ping 10 times. This is very dangerous! Your blog will be banned forever from this service and it may cost traffic. The developer of “Ping optimizer Plugin” attracts the attention towards scheduling future post. Hey says that wordpress sends the ping 30 before it is published. The trend continues even after post is published. This may cause serious problem. You should optimize ping behaviour as soon as possible What is a good name for a marketing company?
Use of XMl Sitemap and its update frequency:
Google accept standard xml sitemap format. We may define the frequency of update service. We use various plugins for this purpose. One of the popular plugin is “Google Xml Sitemap” .When we install and active this, it automatically generate sitemap with default configured frequency. We should not change the default setting. Because we are already victim of excessive pining (in first case) .If you alter the setting and set frequency to 1 for every post, page and categories, you may get penalty from Google .So always be careful in case of auto plugin.
Use of Third party Services for Sitemap submission and Ping Service:
We know that we are already using wordpress default ping service and plugin in case of xml sitemap. Many blogger do not keep above facts in mind and they use different third-party service many time. I have seen many blogger who suggest who suggest pinging by using various online sites. This is wrong habit. Do not use both service excessively. Only use one facility at a time. If you want to use third-party software, you should first optimize current services.
How to Optimize WordPress Default Ping:
We can optimize the service using plugin which is called “Maxblogpress Ping Optimizer Plugin” .This is best plugin available at present time. You can download this plugin directly from developer site. He also explained widely on this topic.
How to optimize sitemap submission:
Do not use multiple plugin to generate and submit xml sitemap. Only use one plugin at a time. You should set the update frequency carefully.
Social Media is an integrated part of blogging. Smart Blogging is incomplete without social sharing. Social media is now becoming most favoured destination for content marketing which lead to business success.
Social signals have impact on search ranking in Google. It is one of the page rank deciding factors. So we can understand how social sharing is important for any blog.
If you are not connected with top social sites, I recommend you to join right now. We can use sharing button for social activity. There are plenty of widgets available for both blogger and wordpress. A good number of plugins are also available for wordpress.
Today, I am sharing 3 awesome social share plugins. All these plugins have beautiful and attractive button design. So go ahead and connect woth social media.
This is list of Social share plugins with detailed description:
Flare is latest plugin for social sharing. This is awesome plugin. I am also using flare on my blog. There is an easy configuration. We require twitter id to enable twitter button.
We can add it dynamically on right or left side bar. Flare is very fast.
We can add sharing button above the post, below the post, on sidebar and also on pages. We can add almost every social site button available today from Facebook to Orkut.
To install this plugin, go to your wordpress dashboard and search for “flare” in plugin directory.
Shareholic is also a beautiful social share plugin with some attractive punch line like “Sharing is Caring” and “Share the Knowledge” etc. We can add share button above the post, below the post and in idle of post. I advise you to add at bottom of the page because it will look nice.
You can find this plugin in search directory. The name of this plugin is not Shareholic but “sexybookmarks” .So don’t get confused. Shareholic works smoothly with any type of responsive theme . Electronic Company Names
Sharedaddy has simple and elegant looks. You can add share button anywhere on post like other plugin. We can use it easily.
Sharedaddy is now owned by “Jetpack”. If you have subscribed for jetpack already then we can add share button directly from widget area.
Search for “sharedaddy” in directory to install the latest version.
This was my best effort to bring this fact to you. You can drop comment if you have any doubt or query.