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.
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.
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.
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.
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.