• Resolved marbs

    (@marbs)


    From the moment I use Rank Math on two websites, my websites are hardly found on Google.

    It’s not my articles and website speed and those kinds of factors.

    After months of struggling and showing patience, I’m really tired of it and I’m posting this forum thread.

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  • Plugin Support Rank Math Support

    (@rankmathteam)

    Hello @marbs,

    Thank you for contacting the support and we regret the inconvenience caused.

    Please follow this guide to perform some basic troubleshooting and also to check if the website is not indexed or not ranking: https://rankmath.com/kb/google-index/

    Please note that it is completely normal for a newly published post/page/website to take time before it gets crawled or indexed by Google. It depends on a lot of factors. Your posting frequency + the domain authority are just two of the many factors Google considers when indexing some new URL. Google assigns a crawl budget to your website depending on these factors (especially these two) and that has a direct effect on how soon or how late your content can get indexed.

    Moreover, Google has said multiple times that a good percentage of a website might never get indexed.

    It is normal for 20% of a website to not be indexed, as per Google’s John Mueller:
    https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-not-indexing-site/416717/

    Finally, it all boils down to the quality of the content, and if your content improves Google’s overall search index.

    With that said, here’s a good article on how to ensure that your website gets indexed regularly: https://ahrefs.com/blog/google-index/

    If the website is indexed and not ranking, then ranking on Google depends on so much more than your on-page optimization. You could have the perfect article and still struggle to break the top 10 in SERPs. Here are some of the factors Google considers when ranking you: https://backlinko.com/google-ranking-factors

    Along with working on the On-page optimizations, we suggest you also work on the points mentioned in the above article to increase your chances of getting ranked higher.

    Hope that helps and please do not hesitate to let us know if you need our assistance with anything else.

    Thread Starter marbs

    (@marbs)

    My girlfriend doesn’t understand SEO but she told me you’re going to blame this on Google. She is right!

    The causes mentioned by you are indeed the most common reasons why articles are not found on Google. I am fully aware of this.

    It is very bad with Google that a content scraping site scraped my content is seen as an authority and not my original article published days before the scraper. I don’t think Google is that dumb.

    Since I switched to another SEO plugin these problems started and apparently I’m not the only one.

    I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. Please provide me a link to a tutorial article or video for the optimal settings.

    Thank you for your time.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by marbs.
    Plugin Support Rank Math Support

    (@rankmathteam)

    Hello @marbs,

    If another website is scraping your original content, you can report that to Google.

    Here’s a thread you can have a look at:
    https://support.google.com/webmasters/thread/27520052/i-want-to-report-a-website-who-is-copying-our-site-content-so-how-can-i-report-it-to-google?hl=en

    For more details, you can follow this article:
    https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/guidelines/duplicate-content

    Regarding the settings, you can follow this guide to set up the plugin completely and correctly:
    https://rankmath.com/kb/how-to-setup/

    Hope this helps. Thank you.

    Thread Starter marbs

    (@marbs)

    I’m reading this review and this is exactly happening to me

    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/worst-seo-plugin-ive-ever-used/

    Plugin Support Rank Math Support

    (@rankmathteam)

    Hello @marbs,

    We are sorry for the inconvenience caused but we have already explained the situation in that review and we stand by the points mentioned.

    Though a decrease in traffic/rankings can be due to many reasons, one of the most common reasons is that Google multiple times a month, releases algorithmic updates, and these updates hit many websites causing a temporary decrease in clicks/rankings.

    We have a full guide on that: https://rankmath.com/blog/google-algorithm-update-recovery/

    However, could you please check the coverage report under your Google Search Console account to see if there are any errors shown, that might be causing the issue?

    Looking forward to hearing back from you.

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