Handy ping button for your firefox


When mass producing new pages or changing some content I like to send a ping to a bunch of update services to let them know that my page has been updated or there is some new content around. There are some pingers out there that require you to tick a bunch of boxes, enter your url and possibly even your email address. It just takes too much time. There is a pinger built into your wordpress blog but what if you need to ping an outside page like a new Squidoo lens you have just created. Here is how you can quickly create a ping button for your Firefox. Simply hit the button and your current page will get pinged.

Here is the javacode that you need:


Right click on your bookmarks toolbar and create a new bookmark. Call it Ping or whatever you like. In location field copy and paste the javascript above and click on add. You are done! Navigate to the page you would like to ping and hit the button.

25 Responses to “Handy ping button for your firefox”

  1. Shock Marketer Says:

    Just wondering… are you a wickedfire member?

  2. Free Short Url Redirection Service Says:

    does this javacode works with Firefox 3?

  3. Ilia Says:

    @ Shock Marketer


    @ Free Short Url Redirection Service

    Yes, it does.

  4. Chris Monty Says:

    That is one kick-ass FF button. Thanks.

  5. Muneeb Says:

    wow this is a great tip Ilia

    and i’m using firefox 3 and its working perfectly fine here 🙂

    Thanks Ilia for the nice technique to quickly ping

  6. Jeet Says:

    Good one !! I hope to see SEO Toolbar and others make this simple bookmarklet a standard button in their toolbar 🙂

  7. SEO Tips South Africa Says:

    Ilia, you are a legend! And at the ripe old age of 22, to boot! This is a cool follow up on your post regarding backlink development buffer circles. Am adding it to Firefox straight away!

  8. Ilia Says:

    Good to see you contributing with your comments. I must say that I did not come up with the ping button so the credit should really go to somebody. However I don’t think they were using it to ping their web 2.0 properties on the large scale.

  9. Stew Says:


    Great tip.

    I just tried it for my Squidoo lens and got a:

    Does Squidoo automatically ping when you update?

  10. Dennis Francis Says:

    Can’t seem to get the same result in Firefox 3.0.7. I can’t find the location field. Oh well. I’ll keep looking.

  11. Ilia Says:

    If you click on the full screen when watching the video things should get clearer.

  12. Biloute Says:

    Hello, just supr the “blank” after /ping/?
    Thanks for your tips, but now pingomatic is hs? it’s run always for you?

  13. Ilia Says:

    I don’t quite understand you there. Sorry…

  14. Biloute Says:

    Sorry for my poor english 😀

    Pingomatic return always “slow down cow boy” since three days…

  15. Ilia Says:

    No problem Biloute, your English is fine.

    A lot of people have been having the same problem including myself recently. You can try using a proxy because sometime Pingomatic stops people from abusing their service with excessive pinging.

  16. Arturo Arvizu Says:

    Great Tip Ilia…thanks for script.

  17. Muneeb Says:

    yea thats right, i’m facing the same thing here, but it work fine with a proxy 🙂

    I’m now addicted to it, each time when i make any web 2.0 property i use to ping it with just a click.

  18. Biloute Says:

    Thanks for your answer 🙂 good continuation.

  19. Dennis Francis Says:

    Got it. I did not have the bookmark bar open. Now I’m good to go. Thanks again.
    DiD Publishing Inc.

  20. Monolith Says:

    This is just what I was looking for.

  21. Distinctly Digital Says:

    Thats a very neat trick that’s going to save us a whole load of time. Thanks for sharing!

  22. 3 Quotes Says:

    I’ve been going through the archives and found this post. Definitely a handy button to have on the ff toolbar. I am going to give it a try. Thank you for sharing with us.

  23. ContentWriter Says:

    This is awesome! I was searching for code on how to make a button for pingomatic like social marker. This saves a tun of time when you have a big list of url’s you want pinged.

  24. Winkelfehlsichtigkeit Says:

    Just the code I was looking for.

  25. Drifter Says:

    Wow.. it still works. thanks a lot.. This is exactly what I was looking for. It will save me a lot of time. And yes, it works with the latest version of Firefox.

    Stu – Action Camera Reviews

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