ProBlogger mentions that you can now ping Google’s blog search. Basically this means that every time you publish your post, your blog will ping Google’s blog search – and this means more chances for you to get traffic to your blog.
There’s two ways to set up the system:
- Manually (here)
- Automatically in WordPress: Add http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2 in your blog dashboard (choose options > writing and scroll down to Update services and add the line there)
EDIT: New news is old news: Matt at WordPress mentions that he has added google ping to pingomatic.
I now have three places I ping:
I have a bigger list of ping services in one older post, check it out in case you want to expand your list.