A small collection of useful utilities for webmasters and systems administrators
Bling! (Blog Pings and Sitemap Pings)
Bling is a simple, free blog ping tool. Bling does not ping any specialized services in this early release. It pings 84 (!) blog directories and feed aggregators via XMLRPC and also issues sitemap pings to 4 search engines. Automating search engine sitemap change notification is one of the things that sets bling apart from other blog pingers out there.
Usage is pretty simple. Fill out your blog title, blog URL, feed URL and sitemap URL. Use absolute URLs on the form for values looking for a URL, (for example, I set Blog URL to:
http://blog.techstacks.com/) If you do not have a sitemap URL configured, you should set one up because all fields are currently required.
If you need more information on sitemaps in general, the best place to look is at sitemaps.org. There are lots and lots of sitemap generators out there on the Internet as well. If you would like to contact me for issues, questions, or functionality requests, please use the contact form.
Give it a try! It's a cinch!
NOTE: Bling does take about 60 seconds to finish executing tasks before the results page is displayed.