IndexNow Plugin

Description

IndexNow Plugin for WordPress enables automated submission of URLs from WordPress sites to the multiple search engines without the need to register and verify your site with them. Once installed, the plugin will automatically generate and host the API key on your site. It detects page creation/update/ deletion in WordPress and automatically submits the URLs in the background. This ensures that search engines will always have the latest updates about your site. This plugin submits URLs to a generic end point ‘https://api.indexnow.org/indexnow’ and these URLs are shared to all participating search engines.

Some other handy features included in the plugin:

  • Toggle the automatic submission feature.
  • Manually submit a URL to IndexNow.
  • View list of recent URL submissions from the plugin.
  • Retry any failed submissions from the recent submissions list.
  • Download recent URL submissions for analysis.
  • Status on recent successful and failed submissions

You can browse the code at the GitHub repository.

This plugin was developed with love and coffee by the Bing Webmaster team.

Installation

You just need to install the plugin and set up automatic submission of new pages in your WordPress site. It’s that simple!

  • Log in to WordPress admin panel for your WordPress site. Click on ‘Plugins > Add New’.
  • Search for ‘IndexNow Plugin’ and install.
  • Once installed, click on ‘Activate’ to enable plugin.
  • Go to IndexNow admin page under ‘Settings > IndexNow’ and click ‘Let’s Get Started!’.

FAQ

How can I change the API key?

To generate a new API key, please de-activate and re-activate the plugin. It will automatically generate a new key and host on your site. API key is unique for a website and hence should not be changed too frequently as best practices.

How can I delete any stored data in my WordPress database?

You can go to ‘Plugins’ page from your WordPress sidebar and click on Deactivate under IndexNow plugin. This will remove the API key integration as well as any locally stored data about submitted URLs. Reactivating the plugin will present you with a clean slate.

I cannot see all the URLs submitted on my dashboard? Where can I view all my submissions made via IndexNow plugin?

We are providing a limited number of URLs submitted on the WordPress dashboard (20 successful and 20 failed). Please reach out to individual search engines for more details.

I can’t see the URLs in search engines indexed?

Indexing of URLs is specific and dependent on each search engine’s rules, please reach out to individual search engine for debugging and resolution.

Reviews

ноември 24, 2023
Setting up IndexNow was a breeze. The simplicity of the setup process is one of its standout features. With just a few clicks, we were able to integrate it into our website’s backend. The documentation provided was clear and concise, making the process even more straightforward. Once set up, IndexNow worked like a charm. It efficiently indexed our website, ensuring that any changes we made were quickly reflected in search engine results. This feature is particularly beneficial for websites that are frequently updated, as it ensures that the most recent version of the site is always available to users. The speed at which IndexNow operates is impressive. It significantly improves our website’s visibility and SEO performance. This efficiency is a testament to the robustness of the IndexNow technology. In conclusion, IndexNow is a powerful tool for any website owner. Its ease of setup and efficient operation make it an invaluable asset for maintaining an up-to-date and highly visible online presence. We highly recommend it to anyone looking to improve their website’s indexing and overall SEO performance.
ноември 10, 2023
Plugin simply does not function with WordPress Multisite installation. "Get started" button does not illuminate, no way to move forward in setup.
септември 3, 2023
Sembra che funzioni ma è un enorme fake . Il plugin funziona, poi vai su bing per verificare gli url e puntualmente OGNI SANTA VOLTA l'url non risulta. Goolge non utilizza questo schifo per indicizzare i siti. E' utilizzato solo da 2 sfigati tra cui Bing. L'ho testato per 2 mesi. Se non vuoi perdere tempo, passa avanti. E' inutile sovra caricare il server per un plugin che consuma solo traffico senza portare un risultato. L'ho testato con altro sito e succede la stessa cosa. Sulla schermata di IndexNow risulta che l URL è stato inviato con successo. Poi vado in Bing e risulta che l URL è stato inviato. Successivamente vado su VERIFICA URL e NON RISULTA !!! mesi di test per poi ritrovarmi a fare il lavoro a mano. Stessa cosa per BING API. Se non volete perdere tempo, state lontano da tutto cio che ha a che fare con BING e webmaster tools di Bing.
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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

1.0.1

  • Moving Admin menu under Settings.
  • Text domain fix and minor changes.

1.0.0

  • Initial release.