October 9, 2006


My first reaction to finding out about Google's new pinging service was, well, COOL.

Today we're launching the Google Blog Search Pinging Service, which is a way for individual bloggers and blog platform providers to inform us of content changes.
Yep, I was thinking that they would acknowledge the changes quickly and the content would show up in Google's search indexs as fast as stuff shows up on Technorati after you ping them. It looks like that may not be the case. From the Google Blog Search FAQ:
5. I pinged the Google Blog Search, but why don't I see the results in Google Blog Search?

While the Google Blog Search Pinging Service helps us stay informed about updates to your blog, it doesn't guarantee that your blog will be included in our Blog Search results. Since our inclusion process is automated, many factors, such as delays between when we receive the ping and when we then crawl your blog, can affect your blog's inclusion.

I'm going to give this a try and hopefully the results are a bit better than their apparently broken change log.

You can ping them manually or if your blogging platform supports it you do it automatically.

Via Bloggers Blog.

Posted by Steve on October 9, 2006
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