Pingoat is a new ping-service, since the 21st of July. Or as they put it:
What in the world is Pingoat! ?
Pingoat is a service that pings or notifies a number of services that keep track of weblogs and publish them. By pinging, you let the services know that your blog has been updated and hence, they crawl and index your site, publishing your blog contents, thus increasing your blog’s popularity.
I’m giving it a try because Pingomatic is down to often. So, as much as this is news, it’s a test. Let’s see how this one fares. 🙂
I’ve replaced the ping-option in WordPress with ‘http://pingoat.com/goat/RPC2’. See the Pingoat RPC help.
Google Sitemap creator
But wait, there’s more fun. For those who use blog software that can’t generate sitemaps they offer a Google Sitemap creator. Just enter your URL and Pingoat will create a sitemap. It even has the option of uploading the sitemap to your domain using FTP and pinging Google in the process. What more do you want?
Update: Well, I see the usual bots drop by and some I haven’t seen before. So the ping must have worked. 🙂