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The Hybrid Blog and Ping

Written by Keith Baxter

Copyright 2005 Keith Baxter

Forrepparttar past two years, one ofrepparttar 143059 best SEO inclusion tactics wasrepparttar 143060 use of blogs. Blogs have become a base standard in SEO marketing, but as times change, so doesrepparttar 143061 efficacy of any tactic.

With that said what worked two years ago certainly isnítrepparttar 143062 same thing thatís working now. The worst part is that uninformed marketers are still teachingrepparttar 143063 old methods of SEO marketing with blogs torepparttar 143064 masses. In this article, you will be enlightened torepparttar 143065 newest form of SEO marketing with blogs.

Letís begin by eliminating a huge fallacy.

The blog and ping is a process by which you post a snippet of information from your site to a blog (mainly blogger.com) with a URL to your site included, and then notify Yahoo that a post exists on this blog. The idea is that your blog will be spidered quickly by both Google (due to blogger.com) and Yahoo.

You only need to blog and ping a maximum of 10 pages from your site. The entire purpose for doing this is to attract search engines to your site and let them spiderrepparttar 143066 rest of your site on their own. You can equate this process to renting links. You simply rent one link to your site in order to getrepparttar 143067 spiders to visit your site.

Unfortunately money hungry marketers came along, didnít understandrepparttar 143068 concept, and then took it upon themselves to teach people that every page on your site required blogging and pinging. To top it off, these same uninformed marketers began teaching their followers that three pages should be processed every 15 minutes.

The blog and ping isnít as effective as it was a year ago because of these numbskulls.

With that said, it was time forrepparttar 143069 process to evolve. Its efficacy was diminished due to misuse and misguided education.

So where has it evolved to?

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