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 ( 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:

Some which WordPress confirms are as followings:

Recommended Pings List

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?

5 Reviews

  1. johnplayers says:

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

  2. Yaniv says:


    Please note that ping service is no longer in business.

    Kind regards,

  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 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…