Wednesday, December 8, 2021

IndexNow - Ping Search Engines With URLs For Instant Indexing - Search Engine Roundtable

Last updated Tuesday, October 19, 2021 07:31 ET , Source: NewsService

Microsoft Bing and Yandex announced a new initiative named IndexNow that lets site owners ping IndexNow's protocol to achieve instant indexing with the participating search engines. The participating search engines right now are only Bing and Yandex; Google is not a part of it, nor are other search engines as of yet.

There is a website at IndexNow.org that summarizes what this is about, "IndexNow is an easy way for websites owners to instantly inform search engines about latest content changes on their website. In its simplest form, IndexNow is a simple ping 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."

Now, the method for pinging and submitting the URLs is pretty straight forward and it is documented here.

To submit a URL using an HTTP request (replace with the URL provided by the search engine), issue your request to the following URL: https:///indexnow?url=url-changed&key=your-key

So right now it would be either https://www.bing.com/IndexNow?url=url-changed&key=your-key or https://yandex.com/indexnow?url=url-changed&key=your-key

To submit a set of URLs using an HTTP request issue your POST JSON request to the URL provided by Search Engines. Just replace by the host name of the search engine. You can submit up to 10,000 URLs per post, mixing http and https URLs if needed.

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