We often get questions about how to let elbows know when you’ve updated rather than waiting for the bot to crawl. While the bot should check your feed a few times per hour (for regular posters), it’s always possible that we miss an update.
How to add http://elbo.ws/ping/ to your ‘Update Services’ area:
Movable Type – Log in to your account and go to the ‘Configuration’ section and click on ‘Preferences’. Scroll down to the area where you can find: ‘Publicity / Remote Interfaces / TrackBack’. Add http://elbo.ws/ping/ to other notification services.
WordPress – Log in to your account and go to the ‘Settings’ section. Click on the ‘Writing’ tab. Scroll down to ‘Update Services’ and add http://elbo.ws/ping/ to the box.
Blogger and others – Head over to http://elbo.ws/ping and throw in your url. You’ll have to do this manually, but it’s just one extra step when you want that post to go out ASAP.
Likewise, if you don’t blog for a long period of time (over a week), our bot will put you on the backburner. If you use ping within your blogging software, you’ll be all set. If not, you can head to http://elbo.ws/ping and jump start the process.
It’s important to note that Feedburner caches a copy of your feed so updates might not come through immediately.