Ping Servers, Search Engines About New Posts

by roshi on November 2, 2007

in Blogging

Do you run a blog? How about letting some giants, RSS feeds, blogs, servers and search engines know that you have posted something new and interesting at your blog, automatically and free! Pinging is really quite simple but essential. It’s letting the search engines, RSS feeds, and other interested blog sites know that your blog has been updated. It’s like running out into the streets of the internet and screaming that your blog has a a brilliant new post for everyone to read. Maybe not quite that dramatic, but you get the idea. It’s simply a notification of a post.

Is it’s essential to ping the blog services immediately after poting. Well, as soon as you post is the best time. If you do forget, however, ping the blog later when you think of it. Don’t worry about being on time. Better a late ping than no ping at all.

Many blog authoring tools automatically ping one or more servers each time the blogger creates a new post (or updates an old one.) That is, the tool sends an XML-RPC signal to one or more “ping servers” which can then generate a list of blogs that have new material.

Check out what’s going on at and Technorati.

Open ping servers, like VeriSign’s and Yahoo!’s, let other web-services subscribe to a list of blogs that have recently pinged them. Blog search engines can provide fresh results very quickly by polling only the newly-updated blogs. Similarly, aggregators use results from ping servers to tell subscribers which items on their subscription lists have fresh material. A few of the blog aggregators that can be pinged directly include: FeedBurner, Google Blog Search, IceRocket, and Technorati.

Bloggers have turned to services such as Ping-o-matic, which pings multiple proprietary ping servers. As the blogosphere has grown, other ping “services” have cropped up, such as Pingoat and BlogFlux Pinger.

Auto Pinging

I believe in free services.
you can customize you blogging software for auto pinging too. It means that whenever new post will arrive at your blog some servers will know and index that url automatically. How cool! I will discuss wordpress software here.

AutoPing Technorati Using WordPress

  • Log in to your WordPress weblog.
  • Select “Options” from the top menu.
  • Select “Writing” from the sub-menu.
  • The last option on the page is “Update Services.” Add Technorati’s ping server as a new line within the Update Services text box.
  • If Ping-o-Matic ( appears in the text box you are configured to ping Technorati as well as many other ping locations via a relay service. We recommend pinging Technorati directly with every new post and update.

For Detail see Technorati configuration page.

Other Recommendations

In your WordPress Blog – Admin – Options – Writing – ‘Update Services text box’ by default it is written.
You can modify it like;

You can also manually post your blog URL to ping servers.

Recommended Powerful Pinging servers (Login Required + Blog URL must be added in blogflux directory before pinging)


Thats why you donot need SEO or Google Submit (Google just accepts top level URL of your website and many submissions can lead to drop your website from Google Index) for blogs as they are SEO oriented and also can let other servers and blogs know about fresh content at your blog.

Thanks to wordpress and autopingers. No more worry for SEO. Relax, your website is being watched. Just keep posting.

Meanwhile also consider Technorati. All probloggers are connected to Technorati. Ping Technorati time to time.

Technorati is the recognized authority on what’s happening on the World Live Web, right now. The Live Web is the dynamic and always-updating portion of the Web. Technorati search, surface, and organize blogs and the other forms of independent, user-generated content (photos, videos, voting, etc.) increasingly referred to as “citizen media.”

Permalink facility, Customized Meta Tags, Tags Cloud, Categories, Widgets, Plugins, Pings, Trackbacks, Pingbacks, Recent Posts, Related Posts are the useful and powerful features of blogs which make them useful, unique, popular and ultimate weblog source.

Useful Information Resource

While you post, don’t forget to check allow pings check box under allow comments from discussion bix.
Please share if you know other pinging servers. I am lovin’ it.

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