Microsoft Bing has announced that the popular WordPress SEO Rank Math plugin integrates the IndexNow instant indexing protocol. A publisher doesn’t even need to have an API key or a Bing Webmaster Tools account. Rank Math automatically takes care of the IndexNow API.
Rank Math WordPress SEO Plugin
Rank Math is a popular SEO plugin that has over 1 million active installs. Its popularity is driven by strong word-of-mouth recommendations.
Rank Math offers a generous selection of absolutely free features like structured data and local SEO optimizations, which other SEO plugins like Yoast charge for.
What makes Rank Math a popular choice is that it is so easy to use and the IndexNow implementation is a great example of this.
Integrating IndexNow into Rank Math
Following the announcement that All in One SEO has added IndexNow, Rank Math is also offering IndexNow.
A useful quality of Rank Math is that not all features are automatically enabled, but rather they have mods which can be activated.
the module The UI method for configuring WordPress SEO makes it easy to use Rank Math because you only need to select and configure the necessary features, without having to wade through tab after tab of irrelevant menus.
It’s a great user interface that simplifies something that’s usually difficult.
Ranking Math IndexNow Module
The IndexNow feature is presented as a new module that only needs to be activated and then configured with a few simple choices.
Activating IndexNow is incredibly easy because Rank Math publishers automatically generate an IndexNow API key without the need to activate a Bing Webmaster Tools account.
All you need to do is select Rank Math from the left WordPress menu and then select Dashboard.
Screenshot of the WordPress Rank Math menu
Then you have access to the activation of the IndexNow module
Screenshot of the IndexNow module
Last Step: Configure IndexNow Settings
The final step, once you click to select the IndexNow module, is a simple configuration that tells your plugin which pages to automatically submit when updated or newly created.
The choices are:
- Plus an option to select MailPoet pages (if you have MailPoet installed)
First you need to click on the Settings button to see the settings.
Screenshot of the Settings button
Then you can choose to automatically submit posts, media, pages (and/or MailPoet pages).
Screenshot of Rank Math IndexNow settings
IndexNow Instant Indexing
IndexNow is only used by Bing and Yandex at the moment. Many SaaS site builders and content delivery networks like Cloudflare and Akamai support the new IndexNow indexing protocol.
The protocol not only speeds up the indexing of new or recently updated content, but it also helps reduce bot traffic on your site, freeing up resources for site visitors. On the search engine side, this will reduce data center resources, which is another opportunity to reduce the carbon footprint of the data center, which is good for the environment.
Implementing Rank Math couldn’t be simpler and frictionless.
Rank Math was already an excellent choice for an SEO plugin.
Adding the IndexNow module makes Rank Math even more useful and attractive, especially because Yoast still doesn’t have IndexNow as an option.