Pinging will help you to go to trouble with SE specially google
WordPress provides users to automatically ping other sites when you link to them using trackbacks. In addition to that you also have an option to allow others to send pingbacks to you.
Linking back is always good, however WordPress displays these links using the “nofollow” attribute. So is it good to allow a nofollow linkback to your own website? Considering Google’s new policy changes with regards to nofollow links, and how you might eventually lose ranking over it, adding an additional linkback to your own blog with a nofollow link definitely does not gauge well.
On my tech blog I use a plugin called No Self Pings, which in turn does not send pings to my own blog whenever I link internally. Of course many might think that doing away with this functionality might gain lesser conversions. However, you can always try out a related posts plugin, which in turn adds posts that are related to the current one. You will find several of them in this search for “related posts”.
You might also want to read a post from Matt Cutts, the head of the Google Spam team to understand the changes to nofollow links, and why it would convert to lesser ranking for your blog.
Rest aside doing away with “nofollow” is not the solution. If you are against the use of nofollow in comments and pingback, you might want to read a earlier post of mine about dealing with spam.
What do you think? Should you ping your own blog and add “nofollow” links or should you use the plugin and get rid of it?
Also a concern to me is the way that ‘Blog and Ping’ is increasingly being talked about blogs as a legitimate method of growing your site’s rankings in Search Engines. One or two blogs that I had previously respected as quality sites have recently been promoting it and linking to the automating services – this to me is unethical, dangerous and plain stupid.
If you’re tempted to get into ‘Blog and Ping‘ can I suggest that you pause for a second before you swallow all the rubbish that is being said about it to sell these automatic services. The consequences of blog and ping may bring you some short term benefits – but I suspect in the long term you run the risk of being black listed by the search engines for spamming. You’ll also ruin your own reputation and possibly the reputation of the rest of the blogging community whilst also creating yet another collection of rubbish which is already cluttering the internet.
If you want to climb the search engines and stay at the top can i suggest that the quick fix strategies that people use are not worth it. Rather work hard, do it honestly and build a quality website or blog that naturally grows over time – these are the site that will be most profitable over the long term – and you won’t be selling your soul to do it.