Pings WordPress and Feedburner
For many years now, I have just followed the conventional wisdom when it comes to maximizing things like pings, trackbacks, feeds and WordPress. But, lately, I’ve been looking into it a little bit more, and I have come to find out, that 99% of what is out there isn’t conventional wisdom, its slightly re-written copies of the same information.
Today, I stumbled upon (figuratively and Web 2.0-ly) the first site I have read that actually acknowledges the fact that some Ping servers do not take all pings and that you are just generating traffic and spam for pinging them. And also, that Ping servers do come and go. Several no longer exist, and yet are still on everyone’s “Ping These Servers” lists, proof that there is rampant list copying and not multiple versions of research coming to the same conclusion.
My conclusion? I don’t have one yet, but this is most definitely an area where a little more research is in order.
On a semi-related note, I have just begun to play around extensively with the new WordPress 2.7 interface, and I have to say that I am very impressed. What was a product that was rapidly becoming data and having trouble keeping up with easily managing itself has been transformed into a product with a clean, well thought out, interface that easily handles most regular tasks.
Kudos to the WordPress 2.7 developers.