What is a Ping Optimizer?

Whenever you make changes to your posts, messages (pings) are sent to any websites that are monitoring your site.  If you ping these websites too often you can be labeled a spammer.  To prevent that there is a class of plug-in called Ping Optimizers.  The one I use is cbnet Ping Optimizer. The following excerpt from the plug-in’s website explains how it works:

Do you know your WordPress blog pings unnecessarily every time you edit a post? Think how many times you click on “Save and Continue Editing” or “Save” button. Your blog will ping unnecessarily that many times you click on those buttons.

Save your blog from getting tagged as ping spammer by installing this plugin.

After you install cbnet Ping Optimizer:

  • When you create a new post, your blog will ping and notify all the ping services that it has been updated. This encourages search engines and different blog directories/services to index your updated blog properly.
  • When you edit an existing post, it won’t send any unnecessary ping to ping services and saves your blog from getting banned by such services.
  • When you post a future post by editing the time stamp, it will ping only when your post appears in future. It won’t unnecessarily ping many times when you schedule posts as WordPress does by default.

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    Wow: thanks Lynn: Just downloaded ping Optimizer. I had no idea that I was pinging that much. I hope I didn’t piss off the blogasphere too much. Is there any chance that IF I was banned that over time that will be reversed? Member of Socrates forum as well. See you around- thanks for the great advise.

    • Lynn
    • February 20, 2011

    If you are seen as providing new content on a consistent basis you should probably be fine.

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