242 Ways to Ping: How to Stay on Search Engine Radar

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If you’re running a WordPress blog, you may not know that there’s a really simple way for you quickly generate more traffic without changing how much you’re writing, paying for advertising, or implementing some complicated SEO trickery.  Instead, you can use “Update Services” a feature found in the “Writing” sub-menu under the “Settings” tab.

Update services are used by search engines to keep their directories up to date.  By telling WordPress which update services it should be talking to—often referred to as “pinging”—you’ll ensure that search engines are aware of updates to your blog the instant they happen.

When you launch a WordPress site, the setup menu will ask if you want your blog visible to sites like Technorati or Google.  If you selected “Yet” (which you should have), WordPress should already have one service listed in the Update Services box:

http://rpc.pingomatic.com/

ReadyMadeWeb has put together this list of 242 update services, listed below ( and also available at Google Documents), that your WordPress blog can ping.  Though this is a long list, there is no significant reason not to use all of these services.  The only downside you may encounter is an increased post time—as in the time in between clicking “Publish” or “Update Post” and have the update go through, will be a couple second longer.

  • http://api.moreover.com/ping
  • http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping
  • http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
  • http://cullect.com/feed/ping
  • http://ping.bitacoras.com
  • http://ping.feedburner.com
  • http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
  • http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/
  • http://rpc.icerocket.com:10080/
  • http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
  • http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
  • http://topicexchange.com/RPC2
  • http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2
  • http://www.blogoole.com/ping/
  • http://www.popdex.com/addsite.php
  • http://www.wasalive.com/ping/
  • http://www.weblogues.com/RPC/
  • http://blogping.unidatum.com/RPC2/
  • http://1470.net/api/ping
  • http://api.feedster.com/ping
  • http://api.feedster.com/ping.php
  • http://api.moreover.com/RPC2
  • http://api.my.yahoo.com/RPC2
  • http://bblog.com/ping.php
  • http://bitacoras.net/ping
  • http://blogdb.jp/xmlrpc
  • http://blog.goo.ne.jp/XMLRPC
  • http://blogmatcher.com/u.php
  • http://bulkfeeds.net/rpc
  • http://coreblog.org/ping/
  • http://mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatt
  • https://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/pingPodcast
  • http://ping.amagle.com/
  • http://ping.bloggers.jp/rpc/
  • http://ping.blogmura.jp/rpc/
  • http://ping.blo.gs/
  • http://ping.cocolog-nifty.com/xmlrpc
  • http://pinger.blogflux.com/rpc/
  • http://ping.exblog.jp/xmlrpc
  • http://ping.myblog.jp
  • http://pingoat.com/goat/RPC2
  • http://pingqueue.com/rpc/
  • http://ping.blogg.de/
  • http://ping.rootblog.com/rpc.php
  • http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
  • http://ping.weblogs.se/
  • http://rcs.datashed.net/RPC2/
  • http://rpc.blogbuzzmachine.com/RPC2
  • http://rpc.britblog.com/
  • http://rpc.newsgator.com/
  • http://rpc.tailrank.com/feedburner/RPC2
  • http://rpc.wpkeys.com/
  • http://services.newsgator.com/ngws/xmlrpcping.aspx
  • http://signup.alerts.msn.com/alerts-PREP/submitPingExtended.doz
  • http://trackback.bakeinu.jp/bakeping.php
  • http://www.a2b.cc/setloc/bp.a2b
  • http://www.bitacoles.net/ping.php
  • http://www.blogoon.net/ping/
  • http://www.blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates
  • http://www.blogroots.com/tb_populi.blog?id=1
  • http://www.blogshares.com/rpc.php
  • http://www.blogsnow.com/ping
  • http://www.blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
  • http://www.lasermemory.com/lsrpc/
  • http://www.imblogs.net/ping/
  • http://www.mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatter/ping.php
  • http://www.newsisfree.com/RPCCloud
  • http://www.newsisfree.com/xmlrpctest.php
  • http://www.rssfwd.com/xmlrpc/api
  • http://www.snipsnap.org/RPC2
  • http://xmlrpc.blogg.de
  • http://xping.pubsub.com/ping/
  • http://a2b.cc/setloc/bp.a2b
  • http://api.mw.net.tw/RPC2
  • http://blog.with2.net/ping.php
  • http://blogbot.dk/io/xml-rpc.php
  • http://blogdigger.com/RPC2
  • http://blogoole.com/ping
  • http://blogoon.net/ping
  • http://blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates
  • http://blogsdominicanos.com/ping
  • http://blogsearch.google.ae/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.at/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.be/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.bg/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.ca/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.ch/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.cl/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.co.cr/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.co.hu/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.co.id/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.co.il/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.co.in/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.co.it/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.co.jp/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.co.ma/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.co.nz/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.co.th/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.co.uk/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.co.uk/pingRPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.co.ve/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.co.za/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.com.ar/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.com.au/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.com.br/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.com.co/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.com.do/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.com.mx/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.com.my/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.com.pe/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.com.sa/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.com.sg/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.com.tr/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.com.tw/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.com.ua/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.com.uy/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.com.vn/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.de/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.es/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.fi/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.fr/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.gr/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.hr/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.ie/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.in/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.it/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.jp/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.lt/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.nl/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.pl/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.pt/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.ro/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.ru/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.se/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.sk/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.tw/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogsearch.google.us/ping/RPC2
  • http://blogshares.com/rpc.php
  • http://blogsnow.com/ping
  • http://blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
  • http://catapings.com/ping.php
  • http://effbot.org/rpc/ping.cgi
  • http://feedsky.com/api/RPC2
  • http://fgiasson.com/pings/ping.php
  • http://focuslook.com/ping
  • http://holycowdude.com/rpc/ping
  • http://imblogs.net/ping
  • http://j-ranking.com/ping.cgi
  • http://lasermemory.com/lsrpc
  • http://mod-pubsub.org/ping.php
  • http://newsisfree.com/RPCCloud
  • http://newsisfree.com/xmlrpctest.php
  • http://ping.amagle.com
  • http://ping.blogg.de
  • http://ping.blogoon.net/
  • http://ping.blogs.yandex.ru/RPC2
  • http://ping.fakapster.com/rpc
  • http://ping.fc2.com/
  • http://ping.gpost.info/xmlrpc
  • http://ping.kutsulog.net/
  • http://ping.namaan.net/rpc
  • http://ping.speenee.com/xmlrpc
  • http://ping.weblogs.se
  • http://ping.wordblog.de
  • http://pinger.blogflux.com/rpc
  • http://pinger.onejavastreet.com
  • http://pingqueue.com/rpc
  • http://queerfilter.com/ping
  • http://r.hatena.ne.jp/rpc
  • http://rcs.datashed.net/RPC2
  • http://rpc.britblog.com
  • http://rpc.icerocket.com:10080
  • http://rpc.newsgator.com
  • http://rpc.reader.livedoor.com/ping
  • http://rpc.wpkeys.com
  • http://rssfeeds.com/suggest_wizzard.php
  • http://rssfwd.com/xmlrpc/api
  • http://serenebach.net/rep.cgi
  • http://snipsnap.org/RPC2
  • http://thingamablog.sourceforge.net/ping.php
  • http://wasalive.com/ping
  • http://weblogalot.com/ping
  • http://weblogues.com/RPC
  • http://xianguo.com/xmlrpc/ping.php
  • http://zhuaxia.com/rpc/server.php
  • http://blogupdate.org/sverige/ping/
  • http://blo.gs/ping.php
  • http://ping.feeds.yahoo.com/RPC2/
  • http://pingoat.com/
  • http://rpc.pingomatic.com
  • http://zing.zingfast.com
  • http://www.zhuaxia.com/rpc/server.php
  • http://www.xianguo.com/xmlrpc/ping.php
  • http://www.weblogues.com
  • http://www.snipsnap.org
  • http://www.popdex.com
  • http://www.mod-pubsub.org/ping.php
  • http://www.lasermemory.com
  • http://www.holycowdude.com/rpc/ping/
  • http://www.feedsky.com/api/RPC2
  • http://www.catapings.com/ping.php
  • http://www.blogsdominicanos.com/ping/
  • http://www.blogroots.com
  • http://www.blogpeople.net
  • http://www.a2b.cc
  • http://weblogues.com/RPC/
  • http://weblogues.com/ping/
  • http://wasalive.com/ping/
  • http://topicexchange.com
  • http://syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
  • http://rpc.twingly.com
  • http://rpc.technorati.jp/rpc/ping
  • http://rpc.bloggerei.de/ping/
  • http://rcs.datashed.net
  • http://popdex.com/addsite.php
  • http://ping.wordblog.de/
  • http://ping.snap.com/ping/RPC2
  • http://packetmonster.net/xmlrpc.php
  • http://newsblog.jungleboots.org/ping.php
  • http://mod-pubsub.org
  • http://lasermemory.com/lsrpc/
  • http://imblogs.net/ping/
  • http://holycowdude.com/rpc/ping/
  • http://hamo-search.com/ping.php
  • http://bulkfeeds.net
  • http://blogupdate.org/ping/
  • http://blogroots.com/tb_populi.blog?id=1
  • http://blogpeople.net/ping
  • http://blogoon.net/ping/
  • http://blogoole.com/ping/
  • http://blogdb.jp
  • http://blog.goo.ne.jp
  • http://bitacoras.net/ping/
  • http://bitacoles.net/ping.php
  • http://bitacoles.net/notificacio.php
  • http://bblog.comping.php
  • http://audiorpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
  • http://api.my.yahoo.com/ping
  • http://api.my.yahoo.co.jp/RPC2
  • http://www.a2b.cc/setloc/bp.a2b
  • http://xping.pubsub.com/ping
  • http://blog.youdao.com/ping/RP2

For additional resources on update services, check out the WordPress Codex, which keeps a fairly good list of these services.  You can also find a link to this page on the Writing page of your WordPress installation directly above the Update Services box.

Using the MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer plugin will ping these services only when you post the article not when you edit it—protecting you from getting banned from some update services that penalize for “re-pings” of the same content.  This plugin also allows you to check its “smart-update-pinger.log” file in the wp-content folder to see if any services are refusing ping requests from your site.  You can remove these services to save your server processing time and make your publishing process that much snappier.

2 Comments

  1. Very Nice!

    Reply
  2. Hi,

    Please note that blogsnow.com ping service is no longer working.

    Kind regards,
    Yaniv

    Reply

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