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  • Resolved Kratos


    Hi. Where can I read more about the different colours you use for the plugin to determine scores?

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  • Plugin Author Sybre Waaijer


    Hello 🙂

    In The SEO Framework, we use these colors to differentiate warnings, notifications, and other hints:

    1. Red warnings must be fixed–deemed as “bad”;
    2. Yellow warnings require manual inspection–deemed as “okay”;
    3. Blue warnings are displayed because of an advanced toggle–non-standard intent (unknown);
    4. Green is good.


    Aha! Thanks. Could you kindly explain point 3 briefly?

    Plugin Author Sybre Waaijer


    Hello again 🙂

    Blue indications are mostly informational. It is up to you to determine if the parameters are correct, but they’re not necessarily good or at fault. For example:

    • If there’s no description set, it’s not necessarily a fault. Google can fill this in for you, and you won’t get penalized. You may have disabled automated descriptions, you may have too little content, or you’re using a page builder. We’d have to log every action to inform you of this, and that’s ultimately redundant–the gist is that you may still want to fill in the description. With this, the character and pixel counters are blue, and so is the SEO Bar entry.
    • If your content is actively being parsed in the Focus extensions, the raters are blue as they’re still indecisive.
    • If you’ve enabled noindex for a page, or redirected a page, the page will not be indexed by search engines. This is generally not advised for good content, but you may have a good reason; ultimately, we can’t guess why you chose to do so, and we can’t recognize if your content is good. As such, the SEO Bar will become blue.

    More indicators may turn blue, for various undocumented reasons; but, you’ll find out why they are blue as soon as you see them.

    Now I understand. Thanks a lot.

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