attribute: Phillie Casablanca

sitemap magic and google pings

I'm a regular user of, a great site for getting real answers to programming related questions. I had a question about getting maps displayed using open-steet-maps and posted it.

After awhile not getting answers I decided just to google the question I asked on stackoverflow, and to my shock and suprise my question on stackoverflow was the top entry!

That's amazing. I wonder how google does this. I'm assuming that stackoverflow updates it's sitemap and then pings google, or something to tell it that it's been updated. I need to figure out how this works, I have a feeling my title here wouldn't have the same impact.

monkut // Feb. 17, 2009 // 8:23 p.m.