WordPress Blog Ping List
What is a WordPress Blog Ping List and what do I do with it? While reading a post about whether Google likes blogs better than websites, a comment was made that a blog provides mechanisms to let Google and other key directories and search engines know when a blog post is published. For instance, this Internet Marketing Blog is a WordPress blog and therefore has an update service.
What is a WordPress update service and what is it used for you ask. When a a new post is published on a WordPress blog, WordPress automatically notifies the list of sites in the update services configuration. This list of sites is what is referred to as the WordPress Blog Ping List.
The ones used to configure the eBiz ROI Internet Marketing Blog include:
The ping list was added to the WordPress Update Service, from the dashboard > setting >> writing.
There are longer lists out there, but the danger is that some of the services in these WordPress blog ping lists are intermediaries, forwarding update notices to multiple sites, often creating unintentional overlap which can result in 3 or more pings to the same service for every update. The impact could be that your blog gets labeled as Spam.
Why not update your WordPress Blog ping list today to get your content the visibility it deserves?