Ping is a mechanism that WordPress and other blogging softwares use to notify Search Engines that your website content has been updated. In this article I’ll share a hand-picked WordPress ping list that you can use in WordPress in order to reach more Search engines. This WordPress ping list will also help your blog get indexed faster in search engines.
In this article, I’ll also explain how to add the WordPress ping list to your blog. But, you need to know that ping list is not the only thing that will improve your blog rankings. There are many things you need to do in order to improve WordPress SEO, these things include writing original & informative content, getting quality back-links, using good WordPress SEO plugin and much much more..
How ping work in WordPress?
A ping is a push mechanism that WordPress and other content management systems use to notify other websites and services when you publish new content or update old content.
When your site content get updated, WordPress pings a ping server and this server notifies other services like Search Engines, news and feed websites, website directories and many other services.
Should I use ping services?
As I said, whenever you publish or update a post / page, WordPress will send a ping to the ping services added to your WordPress ping list. When those services get pinged, they will notify search engines, and search engines will index the new / updated content quickly.
By default, WordPress uses Ping-O-Matic’s server to ping other major ping services. But why not increasing the WordPress ping list by adding more ping services?!.
WordPress ping list
Here’s a hand-picked list of ping services that I personally use on all my WordPress installs. This ping list for WordPress will give your blog the ability to notify almost all known ping services. But first, here’s how to add this ping list to WordPress..
How to add WordPress ping list?
To add this list to WordPress, simply go to your WordPress admin panel » Settings » Writing and scroll down to Update Services and all the following WordPress ping list and click Save changes.
Updated WordPress Ping list
You can copy or download the full list from this doc file on Google Drive, or copy the list below.
Do you have your own WordPress ping list and want to share it with us? please don’t hesitate to use comments below.