Starting about now, after a period of testing, Google is switching over to a mobile-first search index. This means that search results will be based on the content seen on the mobile version of your website even if there is more content on the desktop version, and depending on how you are supporting mobile browsing, that could be a problem.
While it’s in the interest of search engines to keep secret how they judge a site’s relevancy, and a large part of your search ranking is determined through factors you can’t directly control, especially links back to your site from other, hopefully authoritative, sites, you can at least make sure that the factors under your control are employed correctly.
Setting your blog CMS to send a ‘ping’ every time you is a great SEO trick to help ensure your posts get indexed, and indexed quickly, by search engines and blog aggregators.
Out of the box, WordPress defaults to sending a ping to pingomatic’s update service when you publish or update a post, which in theory relays that ping to every other blog ping service out there – but recently we’ve noticed pingomatic doesn’t seem to be working as reliably as it used to, and WordPress’s own page on Update Services is woefully out of date and full of broken links.