Pinging Google Blog Search – Is Google the New Standard for Blog Search


With the release of WordPress 2.5, the new administration dashboard displays incoming blog links by querying Google Blog Search rather than Technorati as it had in the past. Does this mean that Google Blog Search will become the new standard for bloggers and networking blogs? Or is it simply because Google has the best search options on earth and the WordPress creators feel that Google will do a better job of displaying all links to a blog than Technorati ever could. Either way, I’m happy to see the new WordPress using Google Blog Search rather than Technorati. I have a Technorati account, but I never really spent the time to familiarize myself with it.

Any thoughts on Google Blog Search vs. Technorati in terms of incoming blog link listings?

PS – If you’d like to add Google Blog Search to your list of sites to ping in your WordPress system, simply:

  1. Log into your WordPress admin area
  2. Click on “Settings”
  3. Click on “Writing”
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and add http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2 to a new line
  5. Save changes and enjoy the extra traffic 😉

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