Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Internal and Outbound links not detected in blog posts

  • Resolved EricRobberts

    (@ericrobberts)


    No matter how many internal and outbound links in my blog posts, Yoast always says that there is none.

    Screenshots here:
    https://imgur.com/a/6C2PiR2

    All my plugins are up to date, so is my WordPress and Theme.

    My theme is Newspaper.

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  • EricRobberts

    (@ericrobberts)

    It also says that I used this keyword before, however, I checked and I never used it before. I feel like Yoast has been broken lately. I’ve been considering upgrading to pro before but if it has so many problems, I doubt it would be worth it.

    EricRobberts

    (@ericrobberts)

    Just wrote another totally different article and these three same errors come back

    Outbound links: No outbound links appear in this page. Add some!

    Internal links: No internal links appear in this page, make sure to add some!

    Previously used keyphrase: You’ve used this keyphrase 2 times before. Do not use your keyphrase more than once.

    Plugin Support Carl B

    (@devnihil)

    There are a few cases where a link might not be recognized:

      Only links from inside the WordPress post editor are recognized. This means that links from navigational bars, menus, sidebars or footers are not recognized.
      ​Links need to be in absolute form. This means that links need to include the full domain. For example, http://www.example.com/page-a is an absolute link, while /page-a/ is a relative link.
      ​The internal linking tool will only recognize links on the page that are input in the standard fashion of including a text based link from within the WordPress editor, and not from links that were created using modules of other plugins in WordPress, such as many page builders for examples.

    ​However, Google and other search engines will still be able to see the links, so if the internal link isn’t being recognized by the analysis, it will still be seen and crawled by search engines.

    Hi devnihil, thanks for your reply. My links are in the WordPress post editor as you can see on the screenshots. My links are in absolute form, I made sure to add some with http:www… and some with just http:// and it still doesn’t detect them.

    I am using classic paragraphs, could that be a problem? I’ve always made my posts that way.

    It also seems not to be detecting the keyword in the first paragraph. You can see in the screenshots below that the keyword is there, but the error message still states that it is not. Am I doing something wrong?

    https://imgur.com/a/TkLZ8c0

    Plugin Support Pcosta88

    (@pcosta88)

    Hi,

    It looks like you are using the Classic Editor as a block. If you were to convert to a Gutenberg Block as shown here https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/8238074/62243309-08cddf00-b3ab-11e9-8103-24d0d9888cf3.jpg does the issue resolve?

    Hey @pcosta88

    Thanks for the help, however, no it doesn’t solve the problem 🙁

    I converted it to block like you advised but the problem persists.

    Always the same 3 errors:

    Outbound links: No outbound links appear in this page. Add some!

    Internal links: No internal links appear in this page, make sure to add some!

    Previously used keyphrase: You’ve used this keyphrase 2 times before. Do not use your keyphrase more than once.

    https://imgur.com/a/00CwELj
    https://imgur.com/SaZR0Uc

    Plugin Support amboutwe

    (@amboutwe)

    You are using a “Classic Paragraph” block which is a block created by a 3rd party plugin, possibly TinyMCE Advanced.

    I tested the TinyMCE Advanced plugin and it detected internal and outbound links. This could mean that you’re either using another plugin that creates the classic block or there is a conflict between plugins/theme.

    Just to be sure, we would like to rule out any plugin or theme conflicts that may occur. The fastest way to do this is to deactivate all non-Yoast plugins and switch to a standard theme like Twenty Nineteen

    Test this on your development or staging site, if you have one. If not, we recommend using the Health Check & Troubleshooting plugin. This plugin allows you to run a conflict check without affecting normal visitors to your site.

    As we can imagine that you’re unfamiliar with checking for conflicts, we’d like to point you to a step-by-step guide that will walk you through the process: How to check for plugin conflicts.

    Plugin Support Jerlyn

    (@jerparx)

    Closed. No further questions.

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