Pingomatic and Google

Many folks choose to use the Pingomatic to ensure that when the post a blog entry, as many search indexes such as Technorati and Feedburner.

however, what I find interesting is that there are a large number of “dead” services in the list of indexes pinged. For instance, Pubsub is listed and they’ve been dead for over a year or so. They don’t even exist anymore.

Notably absent is Google Blog Search which is quickly becoming the indexing engine of choice over competitors like Technorati. It would be nice if this property could be updated to ping reasonably productive sites.

For those pinging at home, make sure you add the Google ping server to your ping options: http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2. You can add this in your WordPress admin Options > Writing panel.

Aaron Brazell

Aaron Brazell is a Baltimore, MD-based WordPress developer, a co-founder at WP Engine, WordPress core contributor and author. He wrote the book WordPress Bible and has been publishing on the web since 2000. You can follow him on Twitter, on his personal blog and view his photography at The Aperture Filter.

8 thoughts on “Pingomatic and Google

  1. I noticed that earlier. I checked out the blog attached to the main page and it was last updated in April 2006!!!

  2. I can remember sending Matt and them an e-mail once about including some new service. I never heard back and I have no idea if it was ever added. Ping-o-matic is still a very cool idea, but they have all been pretty preoccupied with the rest of their business. Maybe they can find some junior Automattic employee or intern at some point with 5 minutes to spare. :)

  3. I have been trying to ping and I am getting an error at pingomatic. Can anyone tell me why?

    This is the error:
    Request Timeout
    This request takes too long to process, it is timed out by the server. If it should not be timed out, please contact administrator of this web site to increase ‘Connection Timeout’.

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