Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » [NSFW] links sent to google index which should not be

  • Resolved dknut

    (@dknut)


    Hello,

    some days ago I uses in Tools section
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    SEO Data
    Yoast SEO creates and maintains an index of all of your site’s SEO data in order to speed up your site.
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    Yoast SEO tells me my site is greatt optimized! NO its wrong optimzed!

    Links like above with the parameters “?share=facebook&nb=1” (also twitter) are sent to google. These pages are disalloed by robot.txt. These pages are Not in the sidemap (I can’t see it). But Google tells me that these pages are wrong because it is in index but not allowd.

    So, what does it mean with your “speed up” SEO data? How can I delete these errors in Search Console without redirecting every single link?

    Regards,
    Detlef

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  • Plugin Support Michael Tina

    (@mikes41720)

    Hi,

    Since version 14.0, Yoast SEO stores metadata for all pages in a separate database table. This allows us to fetch all of a page’s metadata in one simple database request (rather than lots of individual requests), resulting in much faster page loads. You can learn more about the feature here — https://yoast.com/help/why-does-yoast-seo-ask-to-index-a-sites-seo-data/

    This isn’t related to the error you’re receiving from Google Search Console. Based on the link you’ve provided, it looks like it’s a link that will share that particular post or page to Facebook, which might be related to one of your social sharing plugins. We recommend you check on that further and make the changes accordingly in Google Search Console if you want to resolve those errors or notifications.

    Thread Starter dknut

    (@dknut)

    This is what I know. Sending this links to Google happened as I switched on your “feature”, even if the link comes from another plugin.
    But how can I change this in GSC? It is telling me allow it in robot.txt. Thats not what I want. Why should this stupids be in the searches?

    Plugin Support Suwash Kunwar

    (@suascat_wp)

    Hi @dknut,

    Unfortunately, we’ve not yet strong evidence that the Speed up feature we last introduce would trigger GSC to sniff and report such links. Links with such parameters “?share=facebook&nb=1” are actually the low-quality links and I see it has required nofollow value already that signals search engines to no to not pass them on PageRank. Neither they do appear as so in search results. In this context, if your GSC is still reporting such links, we would suggest the following:

    1. Clear all your caching from your theme, plugin, server, CDN like CloudFlare or browser. If you are not sure how to clear caching from theme/plugin please speak to those authors. If you want to clear cache from the server, please speak to your host provider. To clear the cache from a browser use this guide: https://kb.yoast.com/kb/how-to-clear-my-browsers-cache/.

    2. Clear all your caching from your theme, plugin, server, CDN like CloudFlare or browser. If you are not sure how to clear caching from theme/plugin please speak to those authors. If you want to clear cache from the server, please speak to your host provider. To clear the cache from a browser use this guide: https://kb.yoast.com/kb/how-to-clear-my-browsers-cache/.

    3. Delete your sitemap in Google. Doing so will not hurt the SEO of the site. This guide explains more (scroll to the bottom): https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/183669?hl=en.

    4. Submit the sitemap again. Be sure to submit only sitemap_index.xml and nothing else. This guide explains more: https://kb.yoast.com/kb/submit-sitemap-search-engines/.

    5. Monitor the results to see if the issue is resolved. It can take some time before Google can report on the crawled URLs after you re-submit your sitemap, especially for large sites like yours.

    Thread Starter dknut

    (@dknut)

    Thank you, Suwash. This sounds makeable by me. I’ll give it a try.
    But position 1 and 2 are doebled? Or did I get it wrong?
    Thanks
    Detlef

    Plugin Support Priscilla Chapman

    (@priscillamc)

    Hi @dknut,

    Sorry if that caused any confusion. You can disregard step #2 since that’s the same as step #1.

    ​Please let us know if you have any other questions or updates.

    Plugin Support devnihil

    (@devnihil)

    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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