WordPress ping list is much useful for indexing new posts in various search engines like Google, Bing or Yahoo. When you ping a service it notifies the search engines that your blog, website, RSS feed, or podcast has recently been created or updated.
In default settings, WordPress has added 2-3 pings which are too less for indexing a web post. You have to increase this ping list for fast indexing. With the passage of time, I have compiled an updated WordPress ping list for 2016 given below. Just add this ping list in your dashboard and all your blog posts will get fast indexing in search engines within 24 hours. Promise.Updated WordPress Ping List For 2016:
I have been using this list for many years and it works great. I will make sure to update this list as things change.
http://xping.pubsub.com/pingWhere To Add/ Update The WordPress Ping List:
First login to WordPress admin panel.
Go to Dashboard > Settings > Writing.
Scroll down to Update Service.
Copy the above given Ping list and paste it there.
Save changes and your Ping list will be updated.
That’s it. Happy Pinging.
If you are using services of Yoast SEO plugin, there is no need to ping Yahoo or Ask.com. This plugin will do pinging by itself. Also, if you are submitting a sitemap file to Google and Bing, you also do not need to bother pinging them.
Well, this is just an initial step for the Search Engine Optimization (SEO). There are many other things which you need to do for blogging purposes. You can refer to our WordPress guidelines for more comprehensive details.