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  • Hi all!

    I would be very happy to get some help on this subject. I’m trying to add more text on my product pages (to improve Google rank) and therefore I have added a “Custom Code” block in Headway at the end of the template (just before the footer) for these pages. I have also added a custom field called text in the admin tool.

    And for some reason the SEO plugin from Yoast do not detect this text as body and returns that I have only 42 body words (the first 3 lines under the Picture on the page. This is not enough for a good ranking it should be more than 300 word.

    And the here’s the link to the page I’m writing about.

    I would be very nice if somebody have the possibility to help me and explain why this is.

    /Christian from Sweden

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  • The plugin only recognizes what’s inside a post from my understanding. All custom taxonomies and blocks are outside of the word count recognition. Don’t worry about it though, the only word count that matters is the one that Google does and it will be able to read yours anyways.

    Thanks for your reply Bundeld!

    Is there no other way to verify that this is really the case (Google can see) not that I don’t believe you but it would be nice to see it (I’m really new to this sorry). Are all of the blocks in WP the same? is there maybe some other block that could be used for the same function (just text is what I need) and that would be visible for Yoast word count?
    Could maybe a content block be used?


    I always wondered if the plugin only counted words passed through the_content(); filter, and what was already in the template when coming up with the word count.

    If that’s the case, I wonder if it is possible to pass custom fields through the_content filter, and whether that would add them to the word count.

    If that’s at all possible it would be one way to do it.
    Any new words I write directly under the image on the page are immediately detected by Yoast.


    I have now checked Google do see the body text even if the Yoast word counter is giving me only 42 words when I really have >300 words on the page.

    And I think I know why.

    Yoast is only counting on the page inside the Admin and not really checking the “real” page. Therefore it’s not able to lookup what’s in the other plugins (custom fields) on the same page. Should not be too difficult to change for them I guess… And I think they should to improve their own product.


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