[wp-hackers] Ping pages

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Tue Dec 29 19:58:16 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 12:16 PM, William Canino
<william.canino at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> candid question: is it still of any use to ping? Hadn't thought about this
>> feature for at least the last 2 years...
> Pinging is the only way that Google is able to display "15 minutes
> ago" when it shows my post to the world in its top search results
> moments after I click "Publish",  Enough reason to ping, I think!
> It isn't the sitemaps ping, i.e.,
> http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/ping?sitemap=http://www.name.com/sitemap.xml
> .
> I don't know how fast Googlebot comes after I ping. I gotta try that sometime.

If you want sub-minute times for Google indexing, your best bet is to
use PubSubHubbub. You can get this automatically if you use
FeedBurner, or you can run your own.

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