What are Pings for?

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  • #102771

    netlib

    Another newbie question. What are Pings for? When do I want to allow them and when do I want to disallow them? Thanks.

    #103184

    raincoaster
    Member

    If you want to grow your readership, you ALWAYS want to allow pings. Pings notify search engines and blog ranking services like Google and Technorati that you’ve updated your blog, and they go look at it and index what you’ve added. If you want a private blog that only a few people know about, disallow pings.

    If you want to allow pings, WordPress has already set up the service through Pingomatic, so you don’t need to do anything else but chose to allow pings.

    #103232

    drmike
    Member

    Pings tell folks that you’ve updated your blog.

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