Yoast SEO
Plugin Needs More SEO Options (4 posts)

  1. aseem1234
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I thought this was the do-it-all SEO plugin, but it's definitely not. There are some things that it can't do that really need to be options for SEO folks:

    1. Why does everything have to be noindex, follow? Maybe I want to make my archives noindex, nofollow. That should be an option.

    2. There is not enough granular control of canonical URLs. For example, maybe everyone and their grandmother is using the post URL for the canonical URL, but I want to have the canonical URL for all my archive pages for the home page point to the main site.

    For example, I would want the canonical URL for http://www.mysite.com/page/2 to point to http://www.mysite.com. Right now, it just defaults it to http://www.mysite.com/page/2. Why is there no option to change that? And on top of that, it should let you choose how you want the canonical URLs per section (categories, date archives, author archives, etc).

    Great plugin, but could use some more SEO stuff in my opinion.



  2. sireneweb
    Posted 3 years ago #

    there are no keywords for archive :(

  3. aseem1234
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Also, it would be nice if you could add descriptive text on the first page of the category archives. This is a common SEO recommendation and it's hard to implement because you only want the descriptive text to appear on the first page of the for each category archive.

  4. milian
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Unless your paginated page from the home page has the exactly the same content on as your home page you shouldn't use the canonical tag on it. The Canonical tag should be used on pages with identical content as mentioned here:


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