In Yoast SEO Premium 18.8, we’re expanding our recently introduced crawl settings with search spam blockers and URL parameters cleanup. In addition, we’re adding an integration with IndexNow to instantly ping search engines like Microsoft Bing whenever you publish or update content. Check it out! Read more about what's new in Yoast SEO Premium 18.8 in our release post in English or our release post in Spanish!
- Enhances the Crawl settings with new features which allow filtering out long phrases, emojis, special characters and other patterns from searches, to prevent search spam.
- Enhances the Crawl settings with new features which allow filtering out campaign tracking and unregistered parameters from URLs, to redirect visitors and crawlers to the cleaned-up permalink.
- Adds a feature that allows pinging IndexNow to make sure newly published and/or changed URLs are indexed by Bing, Yandex, Seznam and other search engines more rapidly.
- Bumps minimum required Free version to 19.2.