The Big WordPress Ping List

December 29th, 2007 by

Update 2012:
Stop using a big ping list – You’re just adding to the noise.
Pingomatic is all you need…

Old Info:
Having a big ping list added to your WordPress blog is not going to make or break you, but the more exposure, the better, right?

At a recent presentation I gave about using WordPress, I was adding a slide about the ping list, and decided to count them. I was surprised to see that there were only 46, but that’s what I put in the slide.

Apparently, at some point over the last couple of dozen installations, I dropped off a batch from my list, and even my own blog was running short.

Going back through my files and folders, and even some old blogs, I’ve now recompiled my ping list, and removed the duplicates, and I’m posting them here for your viewing pleasure.

To add to your ping list –

  • login to WordPress admin
  • go to the options tab
  • go to the writing sub tab
  • scroll further down than you probably ever have before
  • paste into the field

There’s an old thread here at Digitalpoint with some detailed info for better pinging too, but I disagree with the detractors there. My own experience has shown me that it’s NOT a wasted or duplicated effort, I prefer these “manual” pings over Pingomatic, and that the no ping waiting plugin is was very cool. (sorry, the domain is gone!)

That’s it. Feel free to copy and paste my list below, with no reciprocal link required, no thanks necessary, and no paypal donation sent to scott (at) ;)

(I would however appreciate any comments added here if you notice anything missing…)…

*** update May 2010***

In the 2 1/2 years since I wrote this post, ping services have grown, and while I’ve never seen anyone get banned for over-0pinging, I’ve heard about it, and reducing redundant pings is a good thing.

Therefore, I recommend you read the May 28 2010 commenters article below -


which recommends using two other WordPress plugins that will eliminate pinging after an edit and another that will eliminate duplicates from your ping list

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43 Responses to “The Big WordPress Ping List”

  1. yimplex Says:

    Wow very useful ping lists.Thanks.


  2. SkinnyGirl Says:

    very comprehensive list.. have updated all of my blogs… kudos.


  3. Davion | Online Marketing Blog Says:

    Thanks for such a comprehensive list. But I understand that using jp consumes tons of bandwidth.


  4. Scott Hendison Says:

    If it’s tons, I’m unaware of that. I’m not saying your wrong, just that I’ve not seen it. No need to leave them if you prefer not to.


  5. BioTecK Says:

    Great! Thnx but is this list up 2 date?


  6. Scott Hendison Says:

    I’ve not updated it since posting, other than removing one that I knew was dead.

    Tat was one of the reasons I posted mine because I couldn’t seem to find anything newer.

    I’d love to do a more updated list, but I really have no new information to add and no reason to pull any out at this time.

    PS – I also don’t know where to find anything newer, and I see there’s nothing more recent on Google, so if somebody has a better resource, please comment here


  7. BioTecK Says:

    I have tried to find if the list is updated and like you said, there’s nothing more recent on Google!

    I also have put the list in thnx for sharing and your comment! :D


  8. Karirin Says:

    Very nice listing, thanks alot. I compiled it togethere with my existing ping list and remove duplicated one. Total 100 list I got.


  9. Scott Says:

    That’s great, Karirin, and if you’d like to post your list here as a comment, feel free, since it can only improve upon what’s here already.


  10. Alex Says:

    Can you add this xmlrpc url to the list? I’ve tested it and it definitely works with wordpress.


  11. Scott Says: seems to be sort of a weird domain, with pages in the index, yet none available when clicked. What is it?


  12. Aghper Says:

    having hard time finding where to post ping list.I am using default WP.when I go to dashboard I see on top please.Thanks


  13. Scott Says:

    In the admin section, (using WP 2.5x ?) just go to Settings – Writing and scroll to the bottom where you can paste the list…


  14. Aghper Says:

    thanks Scott I will take a look.I did installed the backup plug-in and works.My main concern is how can you tell if a plug-in or wp theme has a back door adware or virus.


  15. Scott Hendison Says:

    Hmm, I suppose I’ve only discovered viruses in WP by visiting it once it’s already corrupted, or seeing it flagged by Google. You could tell though, by using a 3rd party tool like McAfee Site Advisor or


  16. Aghper Says:

    Thank you Scott.


  17. AJAY Says:

    thanks for this list


  18. L2 Says:

    Thanks for the list!



  19. Tina Says:

    Great List of sites to ping, I have used some of these along with automatic pinging through Blog Buzzer


  20. niche keywords Says:

    why should you have to ping all those sites,seeing how you can ping 5 URL and cover all these?


  21. John Says:

    Great List !!! I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  22. Learned Fool Says:

    Why would you need to ping so many? And wouldn’t it take a lot of time to ping that lot each time you post or update? :)


  23. Scott Hendison Says:

    Long ago I made the assumption that pinging all takers was the best choice, and it’s served me well so far. As far as the delay, no, it’s really not slowed down posting at all…


  24. Darren Lewis Says:

    thanks will add these to my already
    large ping list..


  25. Spunky Jones SEO Blog Says:

    I found a couple of ping services I didn’t have on my list and added them.

    I started adding a few a couple of days ago, and my web traffic seems to be climbing a bit.

    Thanks for the list.


  26. Trigunner Says:

    This list seems to be cool! I will give them a shot and add them to one of my blog and see if my traffic improves. By the way, here is the new blog where I will apply the list AnimeDimension

    I will post the updates here maybe after a week of observation


  27. IT Buzz Says:

    Its really an awesome list thanks a lot for sharing


  28. Jeff Wayne Says:

    I never know how important the ping list is until today. Thanks for the info. These list should be very useful for my new blog.


  29. Spunky Jones SEO Strategy Says:

    Big ping lists are becoming very popular. The problem is duplicate URLs that cause double pinging.

    I have a new plugin that checks the ping list and reports the number of times it finds a duplicate. I felt that it was needed to prevent double pinging.

    You can find it on the Spunky Jones Blog


  30. Bogcess Says:

    I hope you update this list soon. I find a pinglist very useful. :)


  31. Commission Kid Says:

    Very good list… Bing responds very well to pings it seems, no pun intended or anything ha… Added them all!


  32. Blog Ping Says:

    I agree with what a lot of the comments have been saying about over-pinging services. If you end up pinging a long list of xml-rpc ping sites, you’ll end up pinging some of them (like google) 10X+ every time that you post. The better way would be to use a one-click service like PingNinja where it will do all the pinging for you, not to mention doesn’t over-kill the concept (it gets all the major/strategic services). It’s also 3x faster than most other ping sites, not to mention by doing it on a 3rd party website you’ll be taking the CPU load off your own (which means no server hiccups for visitors of your site).


  33. Kerja Keras Adalah Energi Kita Says:

    Nice list.. thank you so much


  34. admin jack Says:

    When the list is updated ill try it on


  35. Jon Says:

    Excellent list, these ping sites are a good way to increase traffic.

    Thanks for listing them here.


  36. Jenny Says:

    The list is too big for me and chances r there that you end up pinging one site many times n getting banned b’coz multi pinger sites like automatically ping many other sites in the list.


  37. Azad Shaikh Says:

    How to Use WordPress Ping Utility Without Getting Banned

    Hope this helps someone.


  38. ScottH Says:

    You know, this is an old post that needs updating anyway, but and you’re absolutely correct – Using all these services is no longer a good idea.

    While I’ve only heard about it, and never seen anyone / anything get banned, reducing the redundant pings can only be a good thing…

    I’ve read your article, and it’s pretty clear. I also see that your ping list is far larger than mine ;)


  39. Blessie Says:

    Well, I think this is worth a try. Let me do it and see for myself first. Thanks for sharing.


  40. ravi Says:

    I have updated this ping list but excluded pingomatic. Hope it will work.
    Thanks for your wordpress ping list.


  41. Oz Dougan Says:

    This list is quite old and some of those pages are inactive. Any chance of a new updated version.


  42. Scott Says:

    Agreed – it’s old and useless – I should update, but the reality is that it’s no longer needed – – that’s it – no more…


  43. Jon Aven Says:

    It does make a lot of difference in pinging multiple ping services.

    However, the list does needs to be updated.

    Best watch out for over pinging as well. You could end up blocking your site.



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