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This is a key feature of WPI that attracts a great deal of spider activity.

How WP normally works (if you’ve got pinging enabled) is that when you make a new post, WP will run through each ping service in your list and let them know a new post has been made.
You’re only meant to ping when a URL has changed content, and that’s exactly what WPI does here.

There are a selection of other URLs that also change content when you make a new post...

Each of these can be pinged as well, resulting in dramatically more bot activity on your site.

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This should be checked on all blogs. However, this is the main feature that’s brought dedicated servers to their knees from extreme bot traffic.


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