Yoast SEO WordPress Plugin Update Causes Search Rankings to Drop in Google

URGENT Announcement about the Yoast SEO WordPress Plugin Update that Causes Search Rankings to Drop in Google for some websites and blogs.

This issue was caused by the Yoast SEO Plugin Update to 7.0 back in March and some websites have reported their Google Search Rankings have taken a hit.

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The issue is attributed to a bug in the March Update that changed a setting in the Yoast SEO plugin Search Appearance Media Section from Yes to No.

This caused urls to be created for each image on the website and triggered on some sites, the Google Panda Thin Content issue where websites have lots of indexed urls with pages full of virtually no content and Google sees this as a major ranking issue.

In this video I show you how to check your Yoast SEO settings to make sure they are correct and also how to use the Yoast SEO Search Index Purge add-on plugin to help remedy the issue by getting Google to de-index the urls with thin content.

Note: Yoast SEO was quick to resolve this issue and worked in conjunction with John Mueller from Google to ensure the remedy is approved by Google.

It’s important to view this entire video and follow the steps and also read the links that go further into detail on this problem that caused some websites and blogs to have drastic drops in the google search results because of the thin content issue created by the urls that were added to the index with the Yoast SEO update to 7.0 back in march.

I still highly recommend the Yoast SEO WordPress plugin for every website and blog because it’s the best solution for Search Engine Optimization, it’s well maintained and Yoast is committed to the WordPress Community.

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