I recently posted Complete List of Pinging Services. In this post, I talked of a plugin named MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer. Now, I am going to describe here the importance of this plugin in your blog.
Whenever you publish a new post, WordPress sends ping to the sites mentioned in the settings. This is good but this WordPress Default Pinging has several drawbacks:
• Whenever you edit your post, WordPress again sends a fresh ping to those sites.
• WordPress only pings with the domain url, not with the post url.
Example: If your is www.abc.com
WordPress will always ping with www.abc.com
Not with, www.abc.com/post1.html
The solution to this is MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer Plugin. This plugin overcomes the limitations in the following ways:
• It only pings when you publish a post, not when you edit it again.
• It does not ping with the domain url, but rather with the post url.
Example: Taking the same example above,
It would not ping www.abc.com
Instead, it will ping www.abc.com/post1.html
So, I would say this should be the first plugin that you must install in your blog.
Download MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer Plugin from MaxblogPress site or from WordPress Directory