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  • Resolved 4now

    (@4now)


    <meta name=”robots” content=”follow, noindex”>

    ‘noindex’ appears (only) in the mobile version of my homepage.
    meta tags from the desktop version are supposed to be synched, so I’m not sure why it is happening.

    Google therefore will not index my landing page

    appreciate any help
    thanks so much!

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  • Plugin Author Jose

    (@giuse)

    Hi @4now

    please try the new version 0.1.8 that you find here: https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/specific-content-for-mobile.0.1.8.zip

    I suggest you clear any kind of cache after the update.

    To update the plugin:
    – Download the zip from the provided link
    – Go to the page of plugins
    – Click on Add New
    – Click on Upload Plugin
    – After the upload confirm you want to replace the old version with the new one

    Let me know if you still have the same issue.

    If it solves the problem, v 0.1.8 it will become the new official version.

    Plugin Author Jose

    (@giuse)

    I was forgetting an important thing.
    After you update the plugin, publish the mobile version of the page.

    I think Rank Math assigns the no-follow because the status of the mobile version was private.

    @4now

    Thread Starter 4now

    (@4now)

    I’m almost scared to get too excited, but I think you solved it.

    A little confused about your last instruction thought. I had published it .. but also needed to make it ‘public’, otherwise the meta still read as ‘noindex’
    Is that what you meant? .. make it ‘public’

    Thank you!

    Plugin Author Jose

    (@giuse)

    Hi @4now
    perfect, I’m happy it’s solved.

    I will try to clarify what I mean.

    With the synchronization between desktop and mobile, if you assign “follow” to the desktop version, also the mobile version should have the meta “follow”.
    But, because the mobile version had the status private, I suppose Rank Math, even if the metadata was related to “follow”, assigns “no-follow”, and it does it to all pages that have the status “private”, no matter the metadata.
    Be careful, when I say metadata I mean the custom field that you set in the backend. The metadata was right for the mobile version, but the HTML tag <meta name=”robots” content=”nofollow”> was so because the status of the page was private.

    Without problem it should be so:

    Metadata follow => <meta name=”robots” content=”follow”>
    Metadata no-follow => <meta name=”robots” content=”no-follow”>

    But, because the mobile page was private, I think Rank Math was doing something like this:

    Metadata follow and page public => <meta name=”robots” content=”follow”>
    Metadata no-follow and page public => <meta name=”robots” content=”no-follow”>
    Metadata follow and page private => <meta name=”robots” content=”no-follow”>
    Metadata no-follow and page public => <meta name=”robots” content=”no-follow”>

    I hope it’s clearer now.

    I will close this thread. In case of issues don’t hesitate to open a new thread.

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