Why Ping? Well it promotes your blog, well your blog post, to a wider readership. So it’s worth doing, as I’m assuming that you want people to read what you are writing. So what is a blog Ping? It notifies a service that your blog has been updated, the advantage of the sites below is they notify a lot of services at the same time, which is really handy. It’s free promotion for your blog.
Looking for alternatives to Pingoat? Or just looking for a way to ping many blog services at the same time … well here you go.
The venerable http://pingomatic.com is still going, but doesn’t ping as many services as the above and I believe it is no longer maintained. My personal recommendation right now is Pingates. Enjoy!
If you know of any other good ping services, let me know and I’ll add them in, thanks!