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So, now we get to what pinging is. When a blog is pinged, the ping basically sends a signal to a web blog tracking system telling it that the blog has recently been updated. Thus, pinging is the process of telling tracking services that a site has been updated. That seems fairly simple to understand, right?
So how does pinging work? Im glad you asked. Well, a ping service regularly scans blogs for updates. Whenever there is a new update for a particular blog, it is reported back to the pinging services site. You can sort of think of ping services as being just like search engine spidersboth scan sites looking for information, and both report that information back to their specific site. The difference is, a ping service only reports back new blog posts. Doesnt it feel good to learn?