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Does wordpess auto ping feature work on pages?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Niche-Digger, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Niche-Digger

    Niche-Digger Junior Member

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    Hello,


    Does anybody know how exactly wp auto ping service work?

    When you publish a new post, WordPress automatically notifies the selected site update services - pingomatic by default.

    Does Wordpress notify pingomatic when a new page is published?

    The problem is that I see Google do not index my pages...

    Today I decided to try to add a test post to see what is going on - and guess what - Google index my new test post in minutes. The I make another test post - Google index it again in a couple of minutes... But the problem is that Google does not index my pages added to my wordpress blog.

    Do you know why Google does not index my pages?

    I made another test post with link to one of my pages - google index both the post and that page.

    It seems wp does not auto ping pages. Most probably the auto ping feature works only on blog posts.

    Do you know how can I enable auto ping on blog posts?

    I have already added my pages to blog's rss using a plug-in called RSS Includes Pages I have Google XML Sitemaps plugin.

    Also i submitted one of my pages to pingomatic manually but it is not indexed yet too.

    Does anybody could explain what is going on?


    Many thanks in advance!
     
  2. neo

    neo Power Member

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    Nope. Wordpress do not ping your pages.

    Pages and Posts are created for different purposes. If all the features of posts were added to pages, then there won't be any difference between them. Right?

    Also only posts appear in RSS feed. Posts are meant to have dynamic content. Your posts might get updated often with user comments etc. Where as pages are used to create static webpages. Example, about us, contact us, privacy policy etc.

    Also read: http://support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    Hope this helps. :)
    -Neo
     
  3. Niche-Digger

    Niche-Digger Junior Member

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    Thank you. As i said i have added my pages to RSS feed. And i do not want "If all the features of posts were added to pages," but only the auto ping feature.