This section provides you with a number of free ping services that you can use at absolutely no cost online. Feel free to ping your website or your web properties using these tools.
Next to each service is displayed the number of sites that are supported by the service for pinging. Take note that some sites ping other sites, for example PingBlog.us sends pings to Pingomatic. In such cases, the total number of services being pinged at Pingomatic is added to the total of PingBlog.us. Each website pinged is only counted once.
Also, services are sorted in order, from most number of sites pinged to least number of sites pinged. Some sites being pinged by the services may be down or broken though…
The free service that supports pinging the most number of services, PingBlogs also automatically pings KPing, Pingomatic and Pingoat for you, thus leading to a higher number of total services being pinged overall.
PingThatBlog supports pinging a massive number of sites as well, including helping you to ping Pingomatic too. However, quite a number of sites are not working for it, which may lead to a lower number of pingable sites than they actually support.
Pingler has quite a large number of services that it pings to. It also allows you the option to add more ping services to the list or to use your own list if you desire to do so. However, the number of services that you can enter into the list is limited to 100.
PingMyBlog has a good number of pingable sites. The majority of the sites being supported are general English sites, with a few non-English sites and a handful of specialized sites.Supports pinging Pingomatic as well.
FeedPing supports pinging of quite a very low number of sites. It supports pinging Pingomatic as well, but at the same time it pings all the sites supported by Pingomatic itself, thus leading to a lower total number.
Pingomatic is one of the most popular online pinging services, though its number of supported services is quite limited. Also allows pinging of specialized services such as audio sites.
Mass Ping Services
In the previous section, we covered a number of services that provide free pinging. However, all of those services only allow you to ping one URL or site at a time. This section covers services that allows you to ping a larger number of URLs at once.
Unlike the other services mentioned above iPing supports mass pinging a number of different URLs. Would be useful if you have a lot of URLs you want pinged. However, the sites being pinged are unspecified.
The SquidUtils pinger is specialized in providing pinging only for Squidoo Lenses. It supports a very low number of pingable sites though. Also, it will only ping lenses that have been updated very recently.
Opt-In Ping Services
The services in this section require opt-in or membership in order to use. For some, that may be a bit troublesome due to the need for logging in or out when using the service.
Ping4Free supports pinging a massive number of websites. However, it requires an opt-in in order to get the username and password required for membership. It may be cumbersome to use as you need to log-in before you are able to use the service.
FeedShot is a very small service that support pinging only a very few number of sites. Each ping will cost you $1.99, which is probably not the best investment, given other sites that support a much greater number.
WordPress Ping List
If you are using WordPress, you have the built-in functionality of automatically pinging and notifying services each time you update your blog with a new post, or if you simply just update an old post. The Ping list that comes prepackaged is quite limited, so here is a larger ping list that you may decide to use to your benefit.
To add this list to your WordPress blog, go to your Control Panel > Settings > Writing, and add it to the update services field at the bottom.