To start ranking in search engines for the search terms related to your articles, it is essential to first index them in search engines, at least in those major search engines from where most of your website’s traffic came – Google, Bing, Yahoo & Ask. Search engines only show search results from those webpages which their web crawlers have indexed.
Old sites with very frequent updates, good SEO and ranking have made enough reputation in the eyes of search engines that Google and other search engines regularly send their web crawlers to hunt for updates in such blog and index any new pages generated on these websites. But, if your blog is new, if you don’t “invite” search crawlers to come and index new posts/pages you have generated in your website, search engines will take forever to index them.
This “invitation” is called pinging. Once you’ve published an article in your website, there is a need to ping search engines and notify them about the changes you have made or new post you published. One way to do this is is through “Fetch by Google” tool available inside your Google Webmasters Tool but using it too much or too frequently can put your blog in risk.
If you have your blog on WordPress CMS then pinging search engines and directories is safe and way too easy for you. After login, navigate to Settings >> Writing, scroll below and the “Update Service” is the section using which WordPress notifies important search engines and directories about new posts published in your website.
By default this “Update Service” have only one URL http://rpc.pingomatic.com which notifies only those search engines which are supported by Ping-O-Matic but it definitely misses many potential search engines and directories are not supported by this service. So here I am providing you extended WordPress Ping List of 270+ URLs which covers all major search engines and directories you require to quickly index your blog in search engines and also get visitors from various other search engines and directories.
Find below the list of 270+ New WordPress Ping List URLs.
Just copy and paste them in “Update Service” section available at your WordPress Settings >> Writing location and save the changes. Once you’ve done this, you are all set. Now, whenever you publish a new post or modify any earlier post or page published in your WordPress website earlier, WordPress will automatically ping these new URLs from WordPress Ping List to notify them about changes of your website and reflect these changes in their index.
Having ping sent to all required search engines and directories, you will be sure that even a new article from your new WordPress blog will get indexed in search engines within few hours and start ranking and generating traffic from it.
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