This is good as it informs numerous sites that you have added something new to your blog and it can generate traffic.
It also informs http://rpc.pingomatic.com whenever you edit a blog post or page.
And if you are anything like me that could be several times per blog posts / page.
Too many pings could get your site banned from the ping services.
For instance, if you edit your blog post 7 times…that’s 7 pings to http://rpc.pingomatic.com about the same blog post / page.
You don’t want to do that.
Install the free WordPress Plugin, MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer
By installing MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer, it will only ping when you publish the blog post / page and NOT when you edit.
Action number 1: Install and register MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer
Get More Traffic By Informing More Sites
By default WordPress informs only one site, http://rpc.pingomatic.com (which in turn tells several others). That’s ok.
But you can easily instruct WordPress to inform numerous more sites by adding the sites to your ‘Writing’ settings found under the ‘settings’ tab on the left hand side of your WordPress Dashboard.
This is the list of sites that I ping (I recently updated):
By adding more ping sites, you can generate more traffic.
Action number 2: Add the ping sites to your ‘Writing’ settings
Action number 3: Just go back to your MaxBlogPress Ping settings and make sure all the above sites have been added to the list, as well.
Completing the above 3 actions should take you less than 15 minutes and it is worth doing. It is a one-off job.