Test of a PingDecember 5, 2006
By including a link to a Post on a blog I should generate a “ping” which will show up as an automatically created comment under that post I linked to. So here is the link of our first real popular post Fr. Angelo’s on the movie The Nativity (1000 hits in the first three days) and you can click on it yourself to see how it looks.
This, of course, is one of the great features of the blog system and is a way of dramatically increasing viewership. So it behooves you to frequent the prominent blogspots and read and view the various posts and include links to pertainant posts in your new post. Further, the ping comment is basically a link from their site to yours and this increases Google ratings. Your link to them, in turn, increase their ranking. Also the general traffic of pings on their site increases the rate at which their site updates which also increases their Google rankings.
It must be clear that this should not be a link to the home page but rather to a specific post because the automatic comment must be associated with a post as all comments on blogs must. Also, including a link in a comment to your own post will not show up as a ping in their comments. Only by putting a link in the body of your post will you get a ping.
Note: It is important to make sure the post you are writing is free of errors because although you can modify your post on your own site, the portion that shows up in the ping comment on the other site will not update, all the original errors will remain!