Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Ought to be sued

  • urbaknight


    Back in 2022, there was an Google update and I thought my site was filtered and my traffic dropped drastically, along with drop in sales by more than 50%. The following months, I tried everything to recover from it, only to now find out that it was Yoast plugin that ACTUALLY APPLIED NOINDEX tag to my pages where more than 1000 products were hidden from the google search engine. This made me lose more than $4K sales each month since then.


    Is this a method to force people to subscribe to your premium package?

    I am sure a lot of people encountered the same issue. Whoever made the decision to implement this, it is going to bite you back for sure for your negligence.

    • This topic was modified 1 month ago by urbaknight.
    • This topic was modified 4 weeks, 1 day ago by urbaknight.
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  • Plugin Support Michael Tiña


    Hello @urbaknight

    I’m sorry to hear you’ve experienced problems regarding the indexing/noindexing of certain pages on your website. I know how concerning it is when something doesn’t work as expected.

    We know that the Yoast SEO plugin shouldn’t automatically set any taxonomy (categories and tags) to ‘noindex‘ unless it’s specifically and manually set within the plugin settings. The default setting to ‘show in search results’ should be ‘yes’. This also isn’t a ploy to get users to upgrade to premium, as the setting is available in both the free and premium version.

    We’d appreciate it if you could create a new topic in the plugin forum. Our support team will look into the issue and assist you further.

    Thank you.

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