WordPress.com now sends sitemap pings to Google, Bing, Yahoo! and Ask immediately after you publish or delete a page or post.
Sitemap pings for instant search updates
Publishing your blog on WordPress.com lets you focus on your content while we sweat the technical stuff, including helping your content reach a larger audience.
Last week WordPress.com turned on sitemap pings for our millions of hosted blogs. Now, immediately after you publish or delete a page or post*, your WordPress.com blog sends a ping to Google, Bing, Yahoo! and Ask. These immediate notifications help the major search engines receive your new content as quickly as possible (often within seconds) so your blog can show up in search results faster.
Help search engines discover your content
Sitemap pings are just one of the ways WordPress.com helps your content reach a large audience moments after you hit “Publish.” Every blog includes support for webmaster validation through Google, Bing and Yahoo! webmaster portals. Post updates are sent through Ping-o-Matic!, a ping relay tool owned by the WordPress Foundation, to major feed reader and blog search engines. Our Publicize feature updates your Yahoo! and Twitter accounts with a short summary and a link back to your blog content. These are just some of the ways WordPress.com helps you find your audience.
- Creating and submitting sitemaps to Google
- Bing Webmaster Tools
- How Yahoo! supports sitemaps
- Ask.com webmaster FAQ
* Note: We only expose content to search engines for public blogs on WordPress.com.
- Feb 11, 2010 @ 8:00 am
Feb 20th at 2:18 pm
I love WordPress so much. Thank you.
Feb 20th at 4:49 pm
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Feb 20th at 7:59 pm
Waow, my deep and sincere THANKS!
Feb 21st at 12:49 am
good job man thanks
Feb 21st at 6:28 am
I feel indebted to all of you guys at W.P. for every minute and sweat you have given us. Could not ask for more. Thank you so much guys!.
Feb 21st at 10:17 pm
Thats great news, one less thing to remember to do. Thanks.
Feb 21st at 11:08 pm
THIS IS SO GOOD! THANKS WORDPRESS!
Feb 22nd at 5:21 am
WOW! This is awesome! Thank you!
Feb 22nd at 9:27 am
Feb 23rd at 10:25 am
thank you WordPress!
Feb 23rd at 12:32 pm
Feb 23rd at 3:39 pm
Thanks so much! You guys are amazing!
Feb 23rd at 10:31 pm
Thanks for the hard work! =)
Feb 24th at 1:46 am
Great feature! Thanks!
Feb 24th at 4:16 am
Thank you wordpress
Feb 24th at 11:41 am
If we edit the post and then publish it, does that also send ping to search engine ?
Feb 24th at 12:09 pm
What else can we ask. Thanks!!
Feb 24th at 1:48 pm
This is great news. Thank you, WordPress. I started seeing increased traffic as soon as the yahoo promotion was implemented. Now this. Very impressive.
Feb 24th at 9:12 pm
Great info! I’m new to WordPress – reading this stuff makes it seem less overwelming.
Feb 25th at 1:15 am
Thanks WordPress! ^_^
Feb 25th at 3:38 am
Fantastic! I love WordPress!