icrosoft Bing has released a new WordPress plugin that makes it easy to integrate your blog and your WordPress website with the IndexNow protocol. The plugin was released over the holidays and can be found here in the WordPress plugins directory. What is this. The WordPress IndexNow plugin allows automatic URL submission from your WordPress site to multiple search engines without having to register and verify your site with them. Once installed, the plugin will automatically generate and host the API keys on your website. It detects the creation/updating/deletion of pages in WordPress and sends them the URL in the background.
This ensures that search engines will have the latest information about your site, Microsoft wrote. What is IndexNow . IndexNow provides a whatsapp phone number list way for website owners to instantly notify search engines of the latest content changes on their website. IndexNow is a simple ping protocol that lets search engines know that URLs and their content have been added, updated, or deleted, allowing search engines to quickly reflect this change in search results.
Currently, Microsoft Bing and Yandex have both adopted the protocol, but Google is expected to try it out as well. IndexNow is used by over 60,000 websites that use CloudFlare. How it works. The protocol is very simple - all you need to do is create a key on your server, and then submit the URL to search engines to notify the search engines participating in IndexNow about the change. The process includes: