A small piece of news today from the Googleplex is that you can now ping Google BlogSearch, their dedicated Blog Search Engine, directly to let them now that you have updated your blog. They will still be gathering information from other ping services but it’s good to cover all avenues by pinging them directly as well.

If you want to submit your feed to them manually then you can do that on this page although ideally you will simply add http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2 to your automatic pinging service in your blog. In WordPress, you can find this in the Admin section by going to Options > Writing. At the bottom of the page you will find the Update Services section where you can add the ping URL.

Alternatively, I have also updated the Pinging Services page here on Better Business Blogging, so you can just cut and paste the whole list into the same area in WordPress.

If you are unsure what pinging is all about or why it is important, then I suggest you have a look at the Bloggers Guide to Posting and Pinging.

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