Pingler Ping Tool for Bloggers and Webmasters

They say that content is king. That’s true. If you don’t have good content on your site, it’s very unlikely that anyone will want to read it. It’s even less likely that they would ever come back if they happen to come across your site for the first time. That said, good content that goes unread doesn’t do much good either. You need that “first time” to get them hooked.

You can try article marketing, search engine optimization, and social media as part of your traffic building strategy. Another part of that may have to do with pinging the search engines, directories, and other sites to let them know you have new content. Pingler serves as the subject of today’s review and it aims to make the pinging process as painless as possible.

Blasting Out a Ping Manually

Let’s start with the free side of the Pingler service. When you come to the main page of Pingler, you are shown a very short form that you can fill out to ping a number of search engines and directories.

By doing so, you are effectively notifying these different services that your website has been updated or new content has been added to your site. The search engines then know that there is new content to crawl and, hopefully, this will help to better index your site and draw visitors your way.

To fill out the form, you enter a title (which could be a keyword you’re trying to target) and the URL that has been updated. Then you choose the category, which ranges from automotive to entertainment, health and beauty to home and garden. The “ping services” field is already pre-filled with a number of sites, but you can add more if you’d like.

After entering the Captcha code and clicking the Ping button, Pingler will ping all of the ping services shown on the main form. It does this in spurts, so you’ll need to patient to watch it get through all of them. You’ll get the result for each ping too, showing you whether or not it was successful.

If you want to ping another URL, you’ll have to go through the whole process again, submitting one URL at a time with its own title/keyword.

Why Do I Want to See the Directory?

For some reason, there is also a directory listing on the site, as well as a list of the latest pings. This is tangential, but you’ve got to wonder why you’d be interested in the URLs that other people have submitted. What value does this hold for the individual user?

By contrast, the ability to suggest a new ping service is useful, as are the Pingler plugins for Firefox, WordPress, Chrome, and Safari. These do add value.

Automating Your Pings for a Fee

As mentioned above, the free service will only let you ping one URL at a time. This pinging process can prove to be quite time consuming if you’re doing it for multiple sites. It’s also something that you’ll want to do relatively frequently.

That’s why you might be interested in investing in the Pingler premium service instead. The paid service allows you to save a number of URLs (and their associated keywords) in your account. The Pingler service will then automatically send out the ping once every three days.

Is Pingler Worth the Price?

So, how much does the paid service cost? It depends on how many URLs you want to submit and how long you want to maintain your subscription. Pricing starts at $2.99 per month and that allows for up to 25 URLs and covers a one month period. This ramps all the way up to $1451.25, which gives you a one-year subscription for up to 5000 URLs.

Whether or not Pingler is worth this kind of money really depends on your individual needs and the kind of value that you place on pinging various search engines in the first place. In terms of the amount of time saved with the paid service compared to the free service, though, Pingler’s premium service does seem worth the price of admission.


43 thoughts on “Pingler Ping Tool for Bloggers and Webmasters”

  1. John Rampton says:

    Would this ever hurt my blog? I know that Google is trying to discredit link farms and other things like it.

    1. Graham Lutz says:

      Who knows what Google is going to do next. It might be just the thing to get your blog on the front page today and get you banned tomorrow…

      …I keep trying to tell myself that they are trying to do what’s best for the searchers….but how can anything other than “MY” sites be good for the searchers, right?

      1. Abhik says:

        Pinging won’t hurt you in anyway.
        But again, like you said, “Who knows what Google is going to do next”.

        1. PPC Ian says:

          Interesting stuff. I have not heard of this service before. Probably won’t buy it but interesting to know about nonetheless!

          1. I won’t get this either. For one thing WordPress is or can be set up to ping new posts. I also know that Google knows that there is a new post very quickly. My last post was indexed and cached within minutes without any such service being used.

            I have never worried about the search engines needing extra help to find new posts. They are good at that. Maybe for a brand new blog it may have some value, I don’t know.

            Michael has certainly done a good job reviewing this and the price is very reasonable.

          2. PPC Ian says:

            Email List Building,
            I have had a similar experience. Google will find and index my new blog posts within minutes thanks to the great free ping tool in WordPress.

          3. Work online says:

            Ya heard about but good to know,

        2. Yep that’s right, but over pinging google will consider you as a spam I think.

    2. Pinging is just different from link farms. You do not need to worry about pinging service. It just tell search engines that your site is updated, or found.

  2. Hoan Huynh says:

    I’m running WordPress for my blog, after I publish a new content and see that Google indexed it nearly immediately. Is that similar to a feature in WordPress? And if I try to ping many times, does Google and other search engines block my site?

  3. Abhik says:

    If you use wordpress, the built in ping option is what out ranks the pingler.
    Just add the list and you are done.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      Thanks Abhik, this is very helpful info! I was wondering why not use the free functionality in WordPress and you answered my question!

      1. Abhik says:

        Yes, there is no need to pay for a service when you have a better and free option.

        1. Lol I agree with you Abhik

  4. I have never heard of that before, good review Micheal!

    1. Abhik says:

      I hope you heard the built in ping feature in wordpress.

  5. I used to use Pingler awhile back and I like how they’ve revamped the interface. However, I’m still not convinced on the value of pinging . I really haven’t noticed a difference one way or the other in terms of indexing or any other benefit.

  6. Julio says:

    Thank YOU! for sharing.

    I’m wondering can I use these ping services in my blog? Instead of going to the website?

    1. Abhik says:

      They have a paid option for that. Read the review again.

      1. Julio says:

        Thanks for the reply Ahbik,

        Sorry I should have said “If adding those ping services to my blog would be the same as using the pingler website?” I’ll use the website better.

  7. I also use the wordpress system that is in place for pinging the search engines but I will bookmark this site in case I want to try it later.

    1. Abhik says:

      You don’t need to. WordPress Update Service works really well.

      1. Work online says:

        Hey Abhik,
        I am completely agree with you.

  8. MusicMatrix says:

    I’ve got a new site I’m slowly working on launching, and was looking at ways of getting more eyeballs. I’m not convinced about using a service for Google indexing purposes, out of box WordPress seems ok for that, but I wonder if there is any value to pinging other services. I know you can add the ping list to WP, but I guess the advantage with a service like Pingler is you offload the ping load to them right? And also the auto-re-pinging every 3days. What is the advantage of auto-re-ping? I guess you would point it at like an archive page or something, and the re-ping keeps that up to date?

    1. krish says:

      I also use the wordpress system that is in place for pinging the search engines but I will bookmark this site in case I want to try it later.Thanks Abhik, this is very helpful info! I was wondering why not use the free functionality in WordPress and you answered my question!

  9. Guru says:

    The jury is out there on the pingler, just like everyone else using wordpress its hard to pay for that service. However, I think using the free service for a while is a good test of the effectiveness of pingler before buying.

  10. Vincent says:

    Thank you for this share. I’m not sure if it helps you to appear much quicker in search engines like google- my articles are often indexed in minutes without using such ping services. But I should give it a try for newer blogs!

  11. fas says:

    Arent there too many ping services already? How does ping help?

    1. Abhik says:

      Well, ping actually let search engines or other bots know about your new or updated content.

  12. ibnujusup says:

    wow… i’ll try it..

    tired of doing it manually over and over again 🙁

  13. This is the main reason why I keep on revisiting this blog. They say learn from the experts and I say learn from John Chow. 🙂

  14. Work online says:

    That is really interesting stuff,
    Thanks for sharing about Pingler Ping Tool for Bloggers and Webmasters.

  15. Hi John thank you very much for this great tool!! I want to try it out! thanks

  16. I use wordpress for a number of sites which obviously auto pings when I add new content but when I want to ping backlinks to get them indexed I’ve been using which is free. I’ll have a look at pingler to see how it differs, if at all.

  17. Allen Walker says:

    Pingler is one of my favorite pinging sites. 🙂

    I’m using the free version though.

  18. Just sent out a ping for my new affiliate manager blog. Thanks for the suggestion John! 🙂

  19. Interesting post thanks for the tool

  20. singer divya says:

    hi, today only i bought new domain, so interested to a like blog. i need your tips

  21. raviteja says:

    These Pinging Sites Are Very Useful And Surely The Indexing Of Posts Will Be Enhanced For Sparing 1 Minute With Pinging Sites.Surely What U Said Is Perfect!!!!

  22. Techabouts says:

    Pingler is good.
    But what about

  23. Pingler is very useful i have tried this once

  24. Paul Danson says:

    Pingler like ping-o-matic is a great tool to have to let the search engines know you have new content

  25. I realize that pinging is useful however the frequency does concerns me. Google doesn’t need a reason to ban you so for this reason I would be hesitant to use the premium service.

Comments are closed.