To use a ping service or to "ping" means to let others know that your site has been updated. Within the WordPress interface, "ping" is sometimes used to refer to Pingbacks and Trackbacks.
Here is an example.
You can manually Ping technorati.com by entering your web address.
Some popular web hosts make pinging automatic with posting. That is, when you post a ping notification is sent to someone who may be interested, such as technorati. This helps to promote traffic to your site.
You can set your blog software up to ping Technorati automatically by entering http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping into your blog's configuration.
Pinging Technorati in Blogger
Technorati receives alerts from the Blogger servers whenever a user updates his or her public weblog. To mark your Blogger weblog as public please follow the instructions below.
- Log in to your Blogger account.
Click the "Change Settings" icon for your weblog.
Add your blog to Blogger listings.
Save your settings.
WordPress users can install pinging by doing the following;
Ping Technorati using WordPress
Log in to your WordPress weblog.
Select "Options" from the top menu.
Select "Writing" from the sub-menu.
The last option on the page is "Update Services." Add Technorati's ping server as a new line within the Update Services text box.
If Ping-o-Matic (http://rpc.pingomatic.com/) appears in the text box you are configured to ping Technorati as well as many other ping locations via a relay service. We recommend pinging Technorati directly with every new post and update.
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