Ping Google Too!

Google announced that they will accept pings to their blogsearch service. Hopefully Pingomatic will support it soon so you don’t need to update your “Update Services” in WordPress. I’d say Matt’s sleeping off the jet lag from his trip to Vienna but it’ll probably be there in a few hours!

If you can’t wait, add “http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2″ to the “Update Services” in your WordPress Dashboard under Options->Writing.

Why is this good? By pinging Google you can tell them that you have updated your blog. That will get your post into the Google Blog Search index that much faster.

Update! Matt has already updated Pingomatic. WordPress users can rest easy that their posts will show up quickly on Google Blog Search now!


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Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Google+ and Twitter.

24 thoughts on “Ping Google Too!”


  1. Too bad that wordpress.com does not allow adding ping url’s. We’ll have to wait for Matt.


  2. great stuff, nice info.
    It’s strange why its taken them so long to implement it, although thier indexing of new articles have never really been that slow.
    But hey ho – the “med” blogs will at least have something else to spam ;)


  3. “i thought we can add the ping url at Options->Writing correct?? ”

    Not for those of us who are hosted on wordpress.com it would seem.


  4. Even though you can’t modify who you ping on wordpress.com, Google blogsearch still picks up your posts, search for Donal or vanbregt to show posts from your respective blogs. No need to worry!

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  6. Does anyone know if there are any penalties for pinging Google twice for every post, or if there is any reason to use the ping option for the sitemaps plugin if pingomatic is already doing it?


  7. Lori, I’d think it’s best not to over do it and just use one of the ping options. Google might not like being pinged over and over.

    You can also submit your XML feed via the Google Webmaster Tools.


  8. very good tip.. i added it and googlebot is coming to my site when i add a content to my blog, immediately


  9. sad I’am still trying very hard to get listed on the top of google search and get a PR but sad all hardwork is of no use


  10. I wonder, does Google aslo provide a tool to actually ping any given domain, to test the quality of service from any web-hosting.

    I landed here, coz I use the phrase “google ping” as the keyword


  11. I wonder: It is posible to ping google for a normal site? Must my site to be a blog? What happening if I ping google for a normal site? This is bad for my site? Is very interesting that Google Google gives more importance to personal websites than business one.

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