Taylan Pince has posted a quick new item over on his blog today with a look at how to "ping" services like Technorati and Weblogs to let them know that you've updated your site.
I spent some time today to research the ways I could "advertise" my new blog on the web. I knew about del.icio.us and other web goodies like technorati, but I had never actually used them before. After a bit of googling around and a crash course on tags and pinging, I set up a simple XML-RPC ping module that would notify technorati every time i added or edited an entry here.
He talks briefly about how and where he found the documentation and the simple package he includes to help make it work. After that, he shows the code for both the Technorati version and the weblogs version - a simple five to size line script depending.