Bing IndexNow Text Key File Hosting

It would be great to have a way to host a txt key file at the root for IndexNow. This service will become crucial for everyone moving forward. Bing, Yandex and others already use it and Google is currently trialing it.

The service currently requires that the api key file be hosted at the root of your domain. Trying to do a redirect from root to an alternate host or to the Weblow assets folder doesn't work either as suggested in the forum for files such as ads.txt since the file can't be hosted on an alternate domain or sub-domain than the one you are trying to index.

This missing feature prevents anyone from using a third-party service such as ContentKing, which monitors and submits urls of changed content to IndexNow. ContentKing simply states that the keys are invalid.

  • Mitch Fortier
  • Feb 25 2022
  • Joe Bates commented
    26 Sep 04:53am

    IMHO it would seem like a simple thing for them to add some backend code that would upload the entered key to the root directory. That verification key could be entered into a new insertion line on the SEO tab for a given site. If they wanted to go the extra mile, they could have an additional line for URL submission and a button to push to activate an updated indexing.

  • Alexander Alten commented
    24 May 07:49am

    Its now 3 month, and no response. What is so hard to add this into the project settings @webflow?

  • Bas Jansse commented
    12 Apr 09:33am

    Definitely a big win if this would be possible. It is becoming the standard, so it would make sense and would be very appreciated if Webflow would make this a priority!