I haven’t posted anything in a long time on the blog here as I have been working on some of my new projects, which has really eaten away at my free time. However, today I came up with something pretty cool that I wanted to share with you all.
What we just put together is a very cool little tool that allows you to ping any page you are on straight to Ping-O-Matic without having to actually go to that site and enter any of the details. All you do is press a button on your browser and BOOM … it’s pinged!
For many marketers I am sure your eyeballs are popping out of your skulls thinking “Wow, that would be so useful!” and there may be others going “Huh? What does that do for me?” Well, for the latter crowd, let me explain why this is so powerful.When you are link building for your website or you have just created a new page and you want to get it indexed almost instantly by Google, MSN and Yahoo, then pinging your page to the blog search engines is one of the fastest ways to get the job done.
Ping-o-matic is one online service that can literally blast the page you want pinged out to many services almost instantly. The problem was that before, you had to go to their website, fill in the title of the page and the url and press the submit button. While that is not a big deal, when you are dealing with dozens of pages or links, it can quickly become a pain in the backside!
So what we did was to create a quick bookmarklet that you can add to your browser and just press “PING IT” to automatically ping the current page you are on….without doing any data entry at all. I will show you how to add it to your browser shortly, but here is the code for those who want to “Geek Out” over it:
As you can see the title and url are automatically detected from the current page so you don’t have to enter anything. It’s all done for you. Now, to simplify adding this to your browser, all you have to do is right click this and drag it to your Bookmark Toolbar or “Right Click” it and Bookmark it to your Bookmark Toolbar:
You end up with a little link on your browser just like this: Once you have that, just go to any page you want to ping (for example any page on this site) and press that button! You will see how powerful this will be for you and how quickly you can get your pages indexed.