Adding ping services

When you publish a new post, there is a “ping service” that will send a notification out to other services, notifying them of your new post. Adding ping services can help you gain exposure to your articles. You can see the list of ping services you’re using in your WordPress Dashboard, under Settings -> Writing at the bottom. By default, WordPress uses one service :

http://rpc.pingomatic.com

There are many other ping services you can use; there’s a decent list on the official WordPress.org Updates Services page. As of writing this post, the list is:

http://rpc.pingomatic.com
http://rpc.twingly.com
http://api.feedster.com/ping
http://api.moreover.com/RPC2
http://api.moreover.com/ping
http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2
http://www.blogshares.com/rpc.php
http://www.blogsnow.com/ping
http://www.blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
http://bulkfeeds.net/rpc
http://www.newsisfree.com/xmlrpctest.php
http://ping.blo.gs/
http://ping.feedburner.com
http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/
http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
http://www.feedsubmitter.com
http://blo.gs/ping.php
http://www.pingerati.net
http://www.pingmyblog.com
http://geourl.org/ping
http://ipings.com
http://www.weblogalot.com/ping

A warning though, every time you update a post, a ping is sent to each of these services. So if you’re only making minor changes, and updating many posts per day, these services will actually lower your rankings if they think you’re trying to abuse them.

If you’re only editing or publishing posts daily, or less often, adding more ping services may help increase your exposure.

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