If you’re new to blogging (or even if you’re not), you need to make sure that your blog gets found by the search engines and indexed. By letting special servers know that you’ve just posted a new entry in your blog, you can ensure that Google and the others will come index you.
Most blogging software has the ability to send out a “ping” notice when you’ve published something on your blog. Remember from the movie “The Hunt For Red October”, Captain Marko Ramius (Sean Connery) on the Russian sub sends one ping message to Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin) on the American submarine to let them know they are there, as well as send a message.
Your blogging software can do the same thing and let the search engines know that you’re out there, and you’ve posted something new they should come check out. Make sure you configure it with a lengthy list of ping servers, which includes Google’s own.
Here is my list of ping servers. I’m sure there are many that are missing, but this seems to work for me. Whenever I post a new blog entry, it’s usually on Google within about 10 minutes, because WordPress sends a ping, one ping only, to the search engines.
Just highlight and copy/paste the list below into the configuration of your blog.
Blog Ping Server List