If you have set up Google Analytics, then you have probably also set up your Google Site map and made sure you are now being indexed by the big G. But what about the other search engines? And the niche search engines? If you are serious about getting traffic then you need to be indexed by as many search engines as possible; and there is a tool to do that for you.
Ping-o-Matic is a free web based tool created by WordPress that will promote your blog or site to loads more search engines. It basically informs other search engines that your site is live and has content that they should look at. It cannot make then index your site, and most will add you to their database and visit you when they have time, usually over a few days. Use your Google Analytics to see which search engine spiders has visited you.
To use Ping-o-Matic click http://pingomatic.com/
A simple page comes up that asks for your blog details and search options.
Fill in your website details, select all the search engine options (why wouldn’t you?) and then Click ‘Send Pings’. The following page pops up:
The address bar shows you a long link which is specific to your site. Bookmark it or save it somewhere you can get to readily. You will be using it regularly (the webpage even tells you to bookmark it in case you forget)
You only really need to run this process once a week, and only if you have added lots of new content to your blog. Do not run it too often ans the smaller search engines may simply ignore you forever if the content doesn’t change.
Now isn’t that an incentive to write more?