How to Use WordPress Ping Utility Without Getting Banned

Update 07/07/2010 :  All non working ping services and duplicates are removed. This is the best wordpress ping list you can find anywhere.

WordPress Ping utility is a great source of traffic. Whenever you publish a new post at your blog it get pinged so that search engine, crawlers and bot get to know something new had been posted at your blog. Sound good but you have to use  properly otherwise you get banned form this services soon.

To find out who you are pinging now, just go to your admin (wp-admin) area and, under “Settings” find “Writing Settings.”  At the bottom of that page you will see “Update Services” and a short list of default places you are pinging when you post to your blog.

Wordpress Ping List

You are suppose to ping each of your blog post just once. Whenever you edit/update your post  get pinged again. Those services don’t like multipinging of your article and if not stopped your blog get banned.

So here I will help you to not get banned and teach to how to use it properly.

You need two wordpress plugins for this:

1. cbnet Ping Optimizer

After you install cbnet Ping Optimizer:

  • When you create a new post, your blog will ping and notify all the ping services that it has been updated. This encourages search engines and different blog directories/services to index your updated blog properly.
  • When you edit an existing post, it won’t send any unnecessary ping to ping services and saves your blog from getting banned by such services.
  • When you post a future post by editing the time stamp, it will ping only when your post appears in future. It won’t unnecessarily ping many times when you schedule posts as WordPress does by default.

2. Ping List Checker

The Ping List Checker plugin for WordPress allows blog owners to verify if whether all sites in their ping list are unique or not. If duplicate entries are found, the plugin will report them and will display the number of times they were found in the list. This will help WordPress blog owners to ensure that a ping service is not pinged more than once, and is also very helpful to eliminate double pings which could lead to you getting tagged as a spammer! Just added to version 1.1 has an ping list checker built in that reports if the ping URL connection is alive or dead. However, it requires that “Pear” be installed on your hosting server to work.

By using this two wordpress plugins your blog can use wordpress ping utility to max without getting banned.

The default ping list have just one ping service, here is my complete ping list with tons services I am using at my blogs.

If you have any suggestions for ping services i would like to know.

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Azad Shaikh

Azad Shaikh is an internet geek at heart. Azad like to write about anything related to computers, internet, hacking, business and marketing. He is a computer engineering graduate and certified ethical hacker.
  • Diane

    Uh Oh, okay, so does this mean I have to repost the ones I’ve already done? and on your ping list, should I just copy and paste, do I need to remove the extra space? one more question, I noticed feedburner was not on the list, any particular reason? and should I add my feed to feedburner manually without using the pingshot service?

  • Mr.Funsocks

    Hey, I tried to put your ping list on my video game blog but most of them don’t work. Do you have an updated list somewhere?

  • Amarpreet

    Thanks For the list I was not familiar with this ping Utility before reading your post.

  • Thank you for the list and the plug-in suggestions. It was very informative

  • Alan (SpicerDesigns)

    Ive used Pings for over 2 year. Always a great way to get instantly crawled and indexed 🙂 has a blog 🙂

  • Bruce

    Thank you my friend.
    This is very important information which I was totally unaware of, as I think many others may be also. It is a sad thing that honest people with integrity, can get banned or labeled as a spammer when they have absolutely no intentions of wrongdoing. ie. editing their posts to get them the way they want, and that resulting in multiple pings. This kind of stuff should be more readily available in my humble opinion.
    Thank you again, And I am curious if there are any replies to some of the other questions, as there are some answers regarding that I would like to know as well.

  • Thanks for sharing. I will try this and let you know of how it worked

  • is this information still updated??

  • Garold Walker

    We can use Ping List Checker to remove duplicate. I will do it tomorrow.