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And theyíre not completely wrong Ė there is a parallel. But a parallel is not a cause. Itís just one facet of relationship between blogs and getting better results in Yahoo, Google and MSN.
Their frequency of updates had something to do with their rankings, yes. But it is not what guarantees they get spidered Ė and if blog isnít set up to take advantage of visit from search engine spiders, they donít get listed.
To begin to have an understanding of how to get similar results for your site, you have to look at bigger picture. Spam-pinging isnít going to do it, and as Iíve said in other articles, there are other ethical, faster, simpler ways to do this.
So what is this bigger picture?
First of all, blogs have a natural tendency to rank higher in search engines because they
Have well-structured site architecture
Make use of anchor text linking
Are well linked,
Are frequently updated, and,
Are focused tightly around a narrow theme, among other things.
Couple this with ease of being able to get one-way links from several sites favored by search engines, and you have two-thirds of formula for a well-ranked blog.
However, just because these sites appear on publicly displayed ping notification lists and other sites that keep abreast of blog updates, this doesnít mean that you can get away with pinging them without updating your site.
It also doesnít mean that sites that have authentically updated and sent pings will appear in Google, Yahoo or MSN simply from being frequently updated.
The good news is, you donít need to deluge ping sites to get noticed. Doing so is often a waste of time, and may be a harmful one.
Your best bet for now is to continue to achieve your natural search engine position through blogging, basic search engine optimization, and a common sense approach to frequent updates.
And yes, by way, there IS an ethical way to get into search engines and achieve high rankings with a blog, but itís not a matter of volume. Itís more a matter of timing, supply and demand. But explaining that process takes a level of detail and an amount of space not available here.
Read about real, ethical back doors to higher rankings that the search engines actually encourage you to use, free at /www.freetraffictip.com/goblog