Ask.com is a search engine, though google is a Father of all, we can not ignore ask.com. Reason is that some regional search engines crawl data from Ask. So if your blog is submitted to Ask, you will be have a higher chance of getting traffic from other small search engines.
Problem for bloggers who use free blogspot, wordpress, typepad can not create xml sitemap because they can not upload any file in root directory, hence here is a guide for submitting blog to Ask.com via ping.
It is one second process, so do it right away.
For Self Hosted Blog;
Place following link in a browser, change your blog url in “Your Blog URL” and hit enter.
http://submissions.ask.com/ping?sitemap=http://YOUR BLOG’s URL/sitemap.xml
For my blog url should be
For Free platform: Blogspot, WordPress, Typepad
Now for blogspot, wordpress etc platform does not have sitemap.xml but they do have atom or rss.
So use this url
http://submissions.ask.com/ping?sitemap=http://YOUR BLOG’s URL/atom.xml
http://submissions.ask.com/ping?sitemap=http://YOUR BLOG’s URL/rss.xml
You will see following message
Your Sitemap submission was successful
Your Sitemap has been successfully received and added to our Sitemap queue.
Thank you for your submission!”