Should I 'ping' my WordPress Blog?

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  • #646653

    Hello :-)

    I recently read on the internet, that its wise to ‘ping’ a blog of any sort!

    Is this true when using a WordPress.com template, as I’m getting conflicting reports as whether or not WordPress does this automatically on our behalf.

    If it is recommended, whats the best free ‘ping’ service to use?

    Look forward to your reply, thanks!

    The blog I need help with is simonmorris.me.

    #646798

    auxclass
    Member

    By “ping” if you mean does WordPress.COM and your blog call up the search engines and say “stop on by new content” – that is already being done for you – no need to reinvent the wheel.

    Just keep on Posting

    #646801

    timethief
    Member

    @simonmorris71
    All WordPress blogs have ping-o-matic built in and immediately after you publish or delete a page or post, your WordPress.com blog sends a ping to Google, Bing, Yahoo! and Ask. WordPress sends sitemap update notifications to major search engines every time your site content changes. Each post edit or approved comment results in a new notification. This update frequency is the preferred behavior of search engines.
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/02/15/new-content-wordpress-com-pings-for-you/

    ~~auxclass
    G’morning :)

    #646804

    timethief
    Member

    Have you verified your blog ownership with the major search engines? if not please see here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/webmaster-tools/ Note it can take 4 -6 weeks for your content to be indexed as yours is a new blog. This post contains 10 factors that may expedite the indexing process. http://www.onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/01/21/omg-i-cant-find-my-blog-on-google/

    #646955

    auxclass – thanks, and regards reinventing the wheel… I wouldn’t dream of it – seems round enough to me! ;-)

    timethief – thats great, thanks! Just one question before I set to task – should I be submitting my original WordPress domain name of simonmorris71.wordpress.com or my paid upgrade of simonmorris.me ?

    Thanks!

    #646967

    raincoaster
    Member

    Submit the paid upgrade.

    #646968

    timethief
    Member

    @simonmorris71
    You’re welcome and raincoaster answered you. :)

    #646969

    raincoaster & timethief – thanks, I’ll get onto it now!

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