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Microsoft releases IndexNow plugin for WordPress

IndexNow Plugin for Wordpress
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Microsoft Bing has released a plugin for WordPress to let you easily integrate the IndexNow protocol on your WordPress site.

Microsoft Bing has published a new WordPress plugin that makes it easy to integrate your WordPress blog and site with the IndexNow protocol. The plugin was released over the holidays and is available over here in the WordPress plugin directory.

The WordPress IndexNow plugin 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. 

IndexNow provides a method for websites owners to instantly inform search engines about latest content changes on their website. IndexNow is a simple ping protocol so that search engines know that a URL and its content has been added, updated, or deleted, allowing search engines to quickly reflect this change in their search results.

The protocol is very simple — all you need to do is create a key on your server, and then post a URL to the search engine to notify IndexNow-participating search engines of the change. The steps include:

  1. Generate a key supported by the protocol using the online key generation tool.
  2. Host the key in text file named with the value of the key at the root of your web site.
  3. Start submitting URLs when your URLs are added, updated, or deleted.
  4. You can submit one URL or a set of URLs per API call.

The WordPress plugin makes this easier and you don’t have to go through all these steps to set it up.

How to install. To install the IndexNow WordPress plugin, follow these steps:

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

Microsoft Bing URL Submissions Plugin called ‘IndexNow‘ for WordPress as open source project. The plugin allows webmasters of WordPress sites to get their content easily, automatically and immediately indexed by Bing as soon as their content is published. This is one of the good news for the bloggers who is posting regular updates, articles, photos and more on their blog on daily basis time to time. Much better and happiest news for the New bloggers.

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