There is an experiment with blogging and pinging, one of the ways which gets your site listed and ranked higher quicker. Blog and ping is a technique you can use to get your site listed in search engines. The idea is that search engines like blogs because of the ever updating content, so they keep going back. By writing a blog and placing some site links in the posts, the search engines will spider the links, and pages shortly after you blog.
Pinging is when you send a “ping” to let the directories, which keep lists of blogs, and when those blogs are updated, know that you have added content to your blog. These are closely watched by the search engine spiders, so they can spider any new content and add it to the search engine which controls them.
By using a test page it can be started which only announces the topic of a new post on this blog and then links to it. Then pinged that page through many blog and ping sites and then waited for the results. The test site has only been advertised by way of the blog to announce new content, and then pinged through http://www.pingoat.com which distributes the blog entries to several large ping sites.
Following a week of adding content, and then posting an announcement of the new content to the blog on the front page and pinging with pingoat, the site seems to be getting visitors to most of the sections, which can be seen from the log files. It can also seen that some of the traffic is coming from search engines, and also a lot of spider activity can be seen on the site, where the search engines are crawling the content. So it could be concluded that blogging and pinging is a way of getting listed on search engines, or at least of getting noticed by them quickly.
Of course that’s up to you, but for the time it takes, it maybe worth trying blog and ping for yourself and tracking the results. Just create a quick random blog post and then ping with pingoat takes only a few minutes, and may help a site into all the search engines quickly.