Blog Pinging Services Update

by on November 24th, 2008

Update Services are tools you can use to let other people know you’ve updated your blog. WordPress automatically notifies popular Update Services that you’ve updated your blog by sending a XML-RPC ping each time you create or update a post. In turn, Update Services process the ping and updates their proprietary indices with your update. Now people browsing sites like Technorati or Sphere can find your most recent and recently updated content!

Most people use Ping-o-Matic which, with just one “ping” from you, will let many other services know that you’ve updated. WordPress makes this easy for you by listing Ping-O-Matic’s server (rpc.pingomatic.com) by default. You can also add additional pinging services in your blog under admin > settings > writing tab where it asks for Update Services.

I have used a lot many pinging services myself for experimental purposes but its not a good practice because it can slow down blog posting and causes load at your hosting server. Here I am writing my all pinging services URLs. Some are working and some may not be working:

http://rpc.pingomatic.com/
http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
http://rpc.icerocket.com:10080/
http://www.a2b.cc/setloc/bp.a2b
http://api.moreover.com/RPC2
http://api.moreover.com/ping
http://api.my.yahoo.com/RPC2
http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping
http://www.bitacoles.net/ping.php
http://www.blogoole.com/ping/
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/XMLRPC
http://www.lasermemory.com/lsrpc/
http://ping.bitacoras.com
http://ping.bloggers.jp/rpc/
http://ping.cocolog-nifty.com/xmlrpc
http://ping.exblog.jp/xmlrpc
http://ping.feedburner.com
http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
http://bblog.com/ping.php
https://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/pingPodcast
http://pinger.blogflux.com/rpc/
http://www.holycowdude.com/rpc/ping/
http://www.zhuaxia.com/rpc/server.php
http://www.blogsdominicanos.com/ping/
http://www.xianguo.com/xmlrpc/ping.php
http://www.feedsky.com/api/RPC2
http://1470.net/api/ping
http://ping.myblog.jp
http://pingoat.com/goat/RPC2
http://www.weblogues.com/RPC/
http://www.popdex.com/addsite.php
http://services.newsgator.com/ngws/xmlrpcping.aspx
http://ping.amagle.com/
http://ping.blogmura.jp/rpc/
http://api.feedster.com/ping
http://ping.blo.gs/
http://ping.rootblog.com/rpc.php
http://rcs.datashed.net/RPC2/
http://rpc.blogbuzzmachine.com/RPC2
http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/
http://rpc.newsgator.com/
http://topicexchange.com/RPC2
http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2
http://www.blogoon.net/ping/
http://www.blogsnow.com/ping
http://www.blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
http://www.newsisfree.com/RPCCloud
http://www.snipsnap.org/RPC2
http://www.wasalive.com/ping/
http://bitacoras.net/ping
http://blogdb.jp/xmlrpc
http://blogmatcher.com/u.php
http://bulkfeeds.net/rpc
http://coreblog.org/ping/
http://mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatt
http://ping.weblogs.se/
http://trackback.bakeinu.jp/bakeping.php
http://www.blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates
http://www.blogroots.com/tb_populi.blog?id=1
http://www.blogshares.com/rpc.php
http://www.mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatter/ping.php
http://www.newsisfree.com/xmlrpctest.php
http://xmlrpc.blogg.de
http://xping.pubsub.com/ping/

Some which WordPress confirms are as followings:

Recommended Pings List
http://rpc.pingomatic.com/
http://api.moreover.com/ping
http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping
http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
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/

WordPress Article On Update Services containing List
WordPress Compressed All-Inclusive Ping List

I do not recommend to use too many Update pinging services. Just Ping-O-Matic and some other URLs recommended by WordPress or confirmed ones will do. Or you can check those extra URLs for response they provide to guess whether that URL pining service exists or not.

Did you ever experimented with pinging services? How many services do you use?


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5 Reviews

  1. johnplayers says:

    fantastic post.i liked it.its full of information.i like your blog.

  2. Yaniv says:

    Hi,

    Please note that BlogsNow.com ping service is no longer in business.

    Kind regards,
    Yaniv

  3. pribiatam says:

    nice, really nice!

  4. Hiroshi says:

    @Seth: No, Blogger has not got it. WordPress has pinging facility. But there is Google already behind Blogger.net. May be Blogger does not need pinging services. Its better without it. Both platforms have their own benefits. Both are powerful.

  5. Seth says:

    This is great advice, but can I use them on Blogger? I don’t see a place in the settings for pinging. Maybe I’ll move my blog to WordPress, I have heard good things about it…