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From the creator of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg, and developed in collaboration with Dougal Campbell, Ping-O-Matic is a service to notify different search engines that your blog has updated. Update pinging is a great way to increase your exposure, and there are so many different services that want that data, it is a daunting task to visit each site in turn and manually ping. Ping-O-Matic neatly fills this requirement.

As one would expect, the service is included by default in WordPress.

Common Services to Ping:

Specialized Services to Ping:

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