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Fixed #7996: Added a note that you need to register your site with Go…

…ogle in order for the ping_google command to work. Thanks to Jason Broyles (issya) for the suggestion.

git-svn-id: http://code.djangoproject.com/svn/django/trunk@8519 bcc190cf-cafb-0310-a4f2-bffc1f526a37
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@@ -296,8 +296,8 @@ Pinging Google
==============
You may want to "ping" Google when your sitemap changes, to let it know to
-reindex your site. The framework provides a function to do just that:
-:func:`django.contrib.sitemaps.ping_google()`.
+reindex your site. The sitemaps framework provides a function to do just
+that: :func:`django.contrib.sitemaps.ping_google()`.
.. function:: ping_google
@@ -311,6 +311,13 @@ reindex your site. The framework provides a function to do just that:
:exc:`django.contrib.sitemaps.SitemapNotFound` if it cannot determine your
sitemap URL.
+.. admonition:: Register with Google first!
+
+ The :func:`ping_google` command only works if you have registered your
+ site with `Google Webmaster Tools`_.
+
+.. _`Google Webmaster Tools`: http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/
+
One useful way to call :func:`ping_google` is from a model's ``save()``
method::

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