As you many of you may know, Technorati has their own page where you can visit and “Ping” your blog for new content. Although this tool is terrific, it is time consuming to do it for only one service. There is a simple technique that I’m going to tell you how to use (Only if you are on WordPress) to ping over 40 different services and get indexed much faster.
What exactly is a “Ping”?
In blogging, ping is an XML-RPC-based push mechanism by which a weblog notifies a server that its content has been updated. An XML-RPC signal is sent to one or more “ping servers,” which can then generate a list of blogs that have new material. Many blog authoring tools automatically ping one or more servers each time the blogger creates a new post or updates an old one. [Wikipedia]
In simple terms, it is just a way of your blog telling different R.S.S services and Content Posting Websites that you have a new article posted.
- Login to your WordPress administration area.
- Go to “Settings” in the Navigation bar at the top.
- When your in the Settings tab, click “Writing” (Second one in the list after General)
- Scroll to the very bottom and you will see a box with the title “Update Services” – If you haven’t done this before, there shouldn’t be anything in there.
- Copy ALL of the URLs into that box and click “Save Changes”:
7. Your done! You may recognize some URLs in that list, and as you can see the R.S.S Aggregators are in there as well – You deliver content to your readers a lot faster now!
As soon as you read this post, My blog will have already pinged those services about this post being published.