Where to ping

#WordPress Wednesday: Ping Services

Ping UpdatesEvery time you post an entry, you want the world to know. If you tell it to do so, the WordPress engine will notify several site update services with a ping to let them know that there’s something new on your site. On the “Settings” panel, at the bottom of the “Write” tab, there is a section labeled Update Services. By default there are a few services listed here, but if you take a minute to add some other popular ones, you should see a nice little traffic increase.

Here are the update services I ping every time I add a new post:

  • http://rpc.pingomatic.com/
  • http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
  • http://ping.blo.gs/
  • http://ping.feedburner.com
  • http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
  • http://topicexchange.com/RPC2

Previously included in the list but apparently no longer functioning (or no longer operating as ping services):

  • http://api.feedster.com/ping.php
  • http://api.moreover.com/RPC2
  • http://api.my.yahoo.com/RPC2
  • http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/
  • http://rpc.icerocket.com:10080/
  • http://xping.pubsub.com/ping/
  • http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2
  • http://www.newsisfree.com/RPCCloud
  • http://www.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
  • http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping

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