October 5, 2006
Pinging Google Blog Search
Google Blog just announced Got blog? Will ping. So I am testing out pining Google Blog Search at http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2 by adding it to your "Publicity/Remote Interfaces" in Movable Type or other blog software.
So this is my test. I will update this post only if there are errors.
Ping 'http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2' failed: HTTP error: 404 Not Found
Trying one more thing...Ill try pinging http://blogsearch.google.com/ping instead later.
More details at here.
Update: Tried it again and this time got a 403. Hmmm...
Ping 'http://blogsearch.google.com/ping' failed: HTTP error: 403 Forbidden
Google must not support Weblogs.Com XML-RPC interface which is widely supported by other pinging services.
Update 10/6: Pinging now works. I suspect there was a bug on Google's side that is now fixed. Only error I have now is with Yahoo!, but they don't have a blog search anymore.