Ping directly

Jason DeFillippo is beta testing a ping service for at this address:
The address to add to the Remote Interfaces text box is
The beta is just for MT users at this time, but Jason invites anyone to try it:

If you are running any other blog tool that lets you specify sites to ping feel free to add it in and try it. It’s exactly the same format as as far as the XML and XML-RPC calls. Drop me an email to support[at] if you have any feedback.

The point is to reduce the lag in updating the “recently updated” formatting in blogrolling listings:

You should notice your site updating instantly in the blogrolls. Since I don’t have to wait for’s changes.xml file to update and process it’s much faster. That happens on a 5 minute timer anyway.