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July 7, 2009

Updated: January 31, 2016

One reason why blogs have become so popular in recent years is that search engines seem to like them a lot more than ordinary websites. They rank them more quickly, so blogs get noticed faster, and more people visit them.

Why is this? Because blogs have the ability to “ping”.


What is a ping? In simple terms, it’s a short message sent from one computer to another over the internet. The second computer then bounces back a message to the first computer acknowledging receipt. The is where the name came from — it’s similar to a radar ping originally used by submarines in World War II to locate other ships. Read more …