Ping Your Sitemap For Search Engines: The Manual Way

If you are unfortunate enough to not have access to a tool or plugin to automatically ping your sitemaps on your site for you, you can still do this manually, and it’s pretty effective. A good example of this is a static site which doesn’t have the content update very often.  Simply prepare a simple page with these links:

  • <a href=””>Google</a>
  • <a href=”;url=”>Yahoo</a>
  • <a href=””>MSN</a>
  • <a href=””>AsK</a>
  • <a href=””>Moreover</a>

Step 1: edit each link code with the url to your site’s sitemap.

Step 2: then copy the code for each line to a new page/post or html document.

Step 3: create the rest of the page.

Step 4: publish it. Each time you need to ping these sites, open this page and click on each link. It only takes a few seconds, and is ideally done as part of a checklist of things to do.