WordPress Ping List for Better WordPress SEO July 8, 2011Posted by Tournas Dimitrios in Wordpress - 3.
Network administrators knows the term very well . Ping is a program that sends a series of packets over a network or the Internet to a specific computer in order to generate a response from that computer. The other computer responds with an acknowledgment that it received the packets . Ping was created to verify whether a specific computer on a network or the Internet exists and is connected . This term (ping) has similar functionality on WordPress blogging . When ever you publish , edit or modify a post , WordPress sends ping to all the services which is listed under your ping update service. So this way , ping services get notified about new post and search engines will quickly index them .
Now by default WordPress notifies only a few ping services but we can always extend our limit by pinging more services by adding them manually to a list . To access this list go to Dashboard -> Settings -> Writing -> Scroll down to the end of the page . If the list isn’t visible on the page go to Dashboard -> Settings -> Privacy and enable ” I would like my site to be visible to everyone , including search engines ” .
Over the time, I have compiled a list of ping services for WordPress, which will help you to ping more services . Download this text file and paste the url’s in the ping list . Important note : Besides the moment you store an new article / page , each time you modify an article /page , these ” ping services ” will be notified automatically . This is NOT a good practice , because your blog can be banned from those services . To avoid this , install a plugin ( cbt Ping Optimizer ) that handles pinging better . Before installing this plugin , read this post on the WordPress.org forum .