IndexNow - auto sending URL's to Search Engines

IndexNow - auto sending URL's to Search Engines
IndexNow Extension for OpenCart is created to manually or automatically send URL's to search engines (SE) that support the IndexNow protocol. At the moment, there are Bing, Naver,, but it is expected that soon other search engines will be connected to this protocol.

IndexNow is a new protocol for interacting with search robots, it allows you to inform search engines about new pages or content updates on already indexed pages. That is, this is a new way to instantly notify search engines about new or changed content on the site, which will lead to quick indexing of URLs and their appearance in the search results. You do not have to wait several days or weeks for search robots to find changes on the site and index them. Having received links through the IndexNow API, search engines prioritize them, thus limiting the crawling of robots to discover and receive new content.

To start working with the IndexNow protocol for your site, you will need to create a special key and place it in the site folder on the server to verify the rights to the host. But with our module, all this is done automatically with one click of the "Generate" button, it will create a key file and write it to the server. Our OpenCart plugin sends POST JSON requests to the SE handler containing the URLs that need to be indexed. Search engines that use the IndexNow protocol immediately report the received links to all other search engines that work with the IndexNow API. That is, by sending a request to Bing, other SE will automatically receive your link, and vice versa.

The IndexNow OpenCart SEO module can automatically send links for indexing during the following operations:
    Adding a new product
    Editing a product
    Deleting a product
    Adding a category
    Editing a category
    Deleting a category
    Adding a manufacturer
    Editing a manufacturer
    Deleting a manufacturer
    Adding an information page
    Editing an information page
    Deleting an information page

The module is compatible with OpenCart 2.0.x.x, 2.1.x.x, 2.3.x.x and 3.0.x.x (except version and and the same releases ocStore. It also works well on systems with standard SEO URL and advanced SEO PRO.
IndexNow plugin does not contain ocmod modification, it does not modify any core files. Compatibility with any templates is guaranteed.

Features of the IndexNow module on OpenCart:
    automatic sending of the URL of products, categories, manufacturers, pages when they are added, changed or removed;
    selection of operations that will automatically send requests for indexing;
    manual submission of any URLs for indexing in unlimited quantities through a special form;
    automatic creation of a key to work under the IndexNow protocol;
    selection of a search engine for sending requests (regardless of this, according to the IndexNow documentation, links will be received by all SE connected to this protocol);
    debugging - writing request data (URL) and received responses to the log;
    compatible with multilingual sites, sending the URL of each language version of the page.

Module installation instructions:
    Upload extension in the admin panel in the "Extensions" : "Install".
    Go to the "Extensions" : "Extensions" : "Feeds" and enable the module IndexNow.
    Edit module. Enable the status of the module and adjust all its options to your needs and save the settings.
    Check the operation of the module. When you first send the URL for indexing, you may receive response code 202 - this means that SE has accepted your request, but you need to wait for the key to be verified. In this case, you need to wait 15-20 min. for SE to check your key. See the FAQ tab for more information on response codes.


  • Developed by OpenCart Partner
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Last Update
7 Jun 2024

29 Mar 2022
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Member since: 18 Mar 2021

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