What is a Ping List
In WordPress, a ‘ping’ notifies search engines of new content on your site and invites them to check it out.
Why do we need Ping Lists?
When we add new posts/pages to our WordPress sites it takes a while for them to get indexed by search engines like Google. As standard, WordPress pings one service called Ping-O-Matic (which then pings other, similar services). However, we can add additional ping services in the WordPress backend, with the aim of speeding up the index process and helping with our SEO.
How do we update Ping Lists?
To add new update services we need to go to:
WordPress Dashboard > Settings > Writing
Then simply paste the list below into the Update Services section.