The Google Sitemap Ping tool still works.
Google’s John Mرller was asked. Twitter Whether or not the sitemapping tool still works. John said he “is not aware of any changes there, and the URL appears to be responding to requests as usual.” In fact, it is still available in official documents as an option.
The documentation states: “Use the ping tool. Send a GET request to this address in your browser or command line, specifying the full URL of the sitemap.
Google pinging format is https://www.google.com/ping?sitemap=FULL_URL_OF_SITEMAP
Of course, just because you ping Google with a new URL doesn’t mean that Google will index all pages and show all pages in Google search. “Ping a site map doesn’t guarantee crawling, though,” John added on Twitter.
I’m not aware of any changes there, and the URL seems to be responding to requests as usual. Ping a sitemap doesn’t guarantee crawling though.
– “John” (ohJohnMu) September 12, 2021.
Discussion on the forum. Twitter.