So, you just created a new page on our blog, and over the course of a week or two, you established a couple hundred backlinks. Wonderful, but is Google seeing them? Do you know how to find out?
First, let's see which of your backlinks are being seen by the search engines. Your Google analytics account has a link that will show you every link pointing back to Your site (I'm not sure that every link will be shown here, but most will). Yahoo site explorer has the same feature. If you are not using these tools you should go check into them right now.
Now that we know what links are being seen, it is time to go make sure the search engines can find the rest of them. Ping tools are great for this. I have been using them for a few years now and they work quite well for submitting a single URL. But, what if you want to submit multiple URL's utilizing several different keywords?
This would take forever with most ping tools.
Pingy can make short work of this task, and it is super easy to use. Simply enter the URL's to ping into the top box, one per line, then enter the keywords to be used one per line in the second box. Ping will then ping each URL with each keyword to multiple different sites. This takes a while to run, as you would imagine, but it frees you up to be working on other things while it runs.
I use it weekly. I take ever article that was published, video I added, new posts and pages or an other backlinks generated for the week and ping them. This ensures the search engines know about your links.
Note: as of this posting, pingy is not loading. It has been around a while, so I'm sure it's just a glitch.