WordPress ping list are very useful to extend your blog reach to major search engines. We all know that blog has a big advantage over static/dynamic sites in the form of Ping. If you are not aware of pinging feature of WordPress, then here are my 2 cents for you.
When ever you publish, edit or modify a post, WordPress sends ping to all the Ping services which is listed under your ping update service. So this way, ping services get notified about new post and search engine will quickly index them.
Now by default WordPress notifies all major ping services but we can always extend our limit by pinging more services by adding them manually.
Over the time, I have compiled a list of ping services for WordPress, which will help you to ping more services. Here is list of my working WordPress ping list:
Here is a quick guide for newbie to add these ping update services.
How to add or update WordPress ping list:
Login to your WordPress dashboard. Go to Writing under settings tab and scroll down to update services and add all the above ping list. Here is a screenshot for quick understanding:
Well, controlling WordPress ping update services is just first step to SEO and there are many things which you need to do to SEO optimization of your blog.