10 One-Click Ping Tools to Update Search Engines, RSS Trackers

By 04-09-2005   Blogging

Blog and Ping! How can you update multiple search engines, RSS feed tracking services and blog directories about your latest blog article. There are many ping lists available and many pinging tools which can do this in one click.

Pinging lets dozens of services which specifically track and connect blogs to know you’ve updated so they can come check you out. I was using Pingomatic for several months, but maybe it has become so popular with bloggers, that it many times does not connect for me or works very slow. So what are alternatives to Pingomatic?

Pingomatic Alternatives

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So I set out to look for alternative pinging services that ping or notify a number of blogging services that keep track of weblogs and publish them. By pinging, you let the services know that your blog has been updated and hence, they crawl and index your site, publishing your blog contents, thus increasing your blog’s popularity.

Remember pinging is important if you use feedburner feed since feedburner will come crawling around after you ping it and update your feed with the latest content. And based on its content other blog tracking services will update.

One Click Multiple Blog Services Pingback Tools

  • Pingomatic – the most popular. Pings several popular services and specialized services. Create a bookmark for each ping url.
  • Pingoat – Pings a huge collection of 52 blogging services, including special services and non english tracking services. You can easily select all services by selecting the category.
  • King Ping – Pings multiple services – 18 in all. Easy to check and uncheck boxes. And you can also create a bookmark with your settings.
  • Blogflux Pinger – Pings 32 services, including several specialized services and language specific services too.
  • Feedshark – Ping, submit, & promote your blog, feed, or podcast for free to multiple services.
  • Ping The Empire – Pings 18 common blog tracking services.
  • Pingates – pings 37 services including several many Japanese ones
  • Ping.In – notifies several Blog Search Engines and blog directories, much like pingoat.
  • Autopinger – will automatically ping your selected blog services. Has a XML-RPC interface too.

Do you know about WordPress Pinging Lists – which help to ping update services smartly. Please let me know of more services which I can add to this list and keep it updated. Till then Blog and ping! [This post is regularly updated.]


72 comments on “10 One-Click Ping Tools to Update Search Engines, RSS Trackers

  1. Anonymous says:

    Pingoat sometimes categorizes the regular blogs as splogs!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Pingoat can be a real pain sometimes.

    Yesterday, I had to wait around 2 minutes for Pingoat to finish. Several of my friends had to wait over 5 minutes!

    I myself would only recommend Pingoat to someone who happens to have lots of free time to spare.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I think pingoat is overkill. I mean do I really need to submit my english speaking blog to all of those foreign services????? lol

  4. FeedShot Support says:

    We’ve just released a beta version of our new service called FeedShot, that submits your blog to a number of different blog search engines for free.

    We’re adding new search engines daily. Check us out at: www.feedshot.com.

  5. Marshall Kirkpatrick says:

    Actually, if you use Feedburner you don’t need to ping anymore…they now provide a customizable automatic pinging service any time you post a new blog article. i wrote about it on my site yesterday, http://marshallk.blogspot.com

    That said, my second choice is pingoat.

  6. Ambrotose Complex says:

    Great List and I applaude you for making it available to us..Blogs are truly changing the landscape!

  7. Joseph Scott says:

    I recently released another alternative to Pingomatic called PINGQueue (http://www.pingqueue.com/). It offers services similar to Pingomatic along with a history of your pings with responses from the services that received it.

  8. elvira black says:

    thanks–this was a great public service.

    Since you mentioned Pingoat, I tried that first, but it “blacklisted” my site, i guess thinking it might be spam (it’s an absolutely legit blog). But I tried another one on your list and it worked…yay! It’s so frustrating when Ping o Matic is on the fritz, so I”m glad I found your post here.

  9. Frank says:

    Pingoat has turned into a real advertising trap!

  10. Mark says:


    Pingoat now pings 52 services.

    PingMyBlog is now Blogflux Pinger.

    Feed Shark now offers full automation. Podcast support has also been implemented.

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