Why do you need ping services? There are many answers for that question. First, it may be that you want everybody to know about your newly posted article(s). Second, by using ping services your blog/website might be indexing right away from search engines. Thus it may be in term increasing your web traffic. If you use self-hosted WordPress blog, then you may follow the steps below to implement ping services.
- Login to your self-hosted WordPress dashboard and click on Settings/Writing.
- Scroll all the way down, copy and paste the following list into the box under Update Services, and save it.
- After that WordPress will automatically ping your blog whenever you publish your new post.
For the WordPress.com bloggers, your blog has already built in with ping service Ping-O-Matic as your default ping service. If you want to manually ping your blog using ping services other than those offered in Ping-O-Matic, then you may find pingmyblog.com useful. It allows you to selectively choose your choices of ping services to submit.
The above list of ping services is working as of this post is being written. However, if you find any of them is no longer working, please inform me. I’ll appreciate that.
Would like to ping your blog using the above list? Please leave a comment below.