Avoid ping spamming with Smart Update Pinger plugin
March 22, 2006 by Gaman
If you want to notify ping services of new posts, but not send any notification when editing already published posts, Smart Update Pinger might be able to help you. However you won’t need this plugin if you are using WordPress v2.0 or higher.
Smart Update Pinger replaces the built-in update ping functionality by only pings when the post has not previously been published, instead of always pinging when saving a post.
Once installed, a log for the latest pings which show the error messages associate which each service is included which help you determine and remove non-working services.
This plugin will help you avoid your blog from getting banned for ping spamming even when you are just editing already published posts. This is unfortunately the default behavior of the built-in WordPress ping function. This problem has been fixed on WordPress v2.0 and above.