Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Google Search console errors – Breadcrumbs

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  • Plugin Support Rumejan


    Hello @mbeerli!

    Can you please provide us a screenshot of the error you got in Google Search Console? Also, please make sure that your WordPress, theme and all other plugins are up-to-date.

    Yes everything is up-to-date
    Here the screenshot

    Plugin Support Michael Tina



    Upon checking in Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool, we do see that the name field in the structured data breadcrumbs is blank.

    This could mean that either the page itself doesn’t have a defined title (appears as (no title) in the page overview) or has an empty breadcrumb title. To check the breadcrumb title, please follow the steps here —

    Please note that the breadcrumb title in the contact source code shows as an empty space so if the breadcrumb title appears empty, please click into the breadcrumb title section and use both backspace and delete to ensure everything, even an empty space, is removed before updating the page.

    Then use Google’s Structured Data Testing tool to confirm that the breadcrumb code validates with no errors before using the ‘Validate Fix’ button in Google Search Console.

    I found this:
    I do not know what to change what page/category or post.

    Plugin Support Carl B


    @mbeerli When you say you don’t know what to change, are you referring to when the original poster said ‘I set pagination to show 999 posts instead of just 10 posts’? If not, can you let us know what specifically you are referring to from that post?



    that might have been a bit unclear
    I am referring to /?cat=-1
    Just like what I have

    Then to the reply from Michael:
    I do not know what to change what page/category or post
    How do I find that post or category or post that is causing it, to try your method with the advance and then put the breadcrumb in by hand?

    Plugin Support Priscilla Chapman


    Hi @mbeerli,

    This is a frustrating problem because looking at one of the URLs, it’s using the internal WordPress query variables on a non-existent pages. See that page 27 returns no entries:

    Although WordPress displays content when you visit them, we do not expect these URLs using “?cat=-1” to display valid breadcrumb schema data since this query is not supposed to be used on these URLs.

    As the replies to the issue you found mention, the problem is finding what is promoting these URL to search engines, which means checking whether there are any links to those URLs on your site or elsewhere. As an alternative, you could try to block search engines from crawling these URLs. This might require adding custom code to noindex just these URLs or adding special redirects on your web server.

    If you’re not able to find these URLs in the Yoast SEO sitemaps, schema data, or in any other metadata that Yoast SEO generates, unfortunately, this looks like something outside of the scope of support that we can offer here.

    Hope this explains the issue a bit more, but feel free to send any further questions.

    Plugin Support Carl B


    We are going ahead and marking this issue as resolved due to inactivity. If you require any further assistance please create a new issue.

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