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  • Hi,

    I have a question about how the plugin (or maybe it would be search engines overall) read content inside of shortcodes.

    I have a site with text inside of a tabbed table created with a shortcode. The text in the table contains the pages key words. On the General tab for the plugin, it shows the focus keyword in the content 5 times, but on the page analysis, the keyword density is 0, and it notes that my body only had 115 words, but there are considerably more than that, most would be inside of the shortcode though.

    Will this be a problem with the search engines, or is this just the way that the plugin reads?


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  • Hi Mackenzie 108-

    Did you get this issue resolved? i am having the same issue with my seo plugin not reading content inside the shortcodes. I am also wondering if search engines will have a problem, or if its just a flaw of the plugin. Thanks for any insight you may offer.



    I never received a reply, but all the research that I did indicated that it was just the plugin not reading what was in the shortcodes.

    The site that I was working on is ranking well for the target keywords, and some of the text is in shortcodes, so I guess it all worked out for me. But I would love it if the problem was resolved as I use the plugin and shortcodes frequently.

    Good Luck!


    Hi Matt. Thanks for a quick reply.

    Its a shame that the plugin cant read within the shortcodes, seems like a major flaw with the programming. However, im glad to hear search engines still appear to read them as i also use the shortcodes frequently. Thanks again!


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