Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » XML Sitemap. Headings (h1-h6), Meta Tags and Meta Description Missing

  • Resolved Ata ul haq

    (@ataulhaq)


    Hi
    I have recently, about three week ago, switched from HTTP to HTTPS by following all the necessary instructions provided by WPBeginner in one of their post. After switching my blog SEO score has fallen and when I check it on famous SEO Tools such as SMALLSEOTOOLS, THEHOTH and SEOSITECHECKUP it shows; “XML Sitemap. Headings (h1-h6), Meta Tags and Meta Description Missing”
    I am using Yost SEO plugin since the first day of my blog. Please help me in this regard
    My Blog address is https://www.askedon.com
    Million of THANKS in advance

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  • Plugin Support amboutwe

    (@amboutwe)

    Your sitemap is here: https://www.askedon.com/sitemap_index.xml

    We manually reviewed your homepage and can confirm that is has a single H1 heading and a few subheadings (h2 and h3).

    I did a cURL (it’s a request like a bot would do when reviewing code) and your server returns an error page. This typically means that something prevents “bad” bots from viewing the page. Do you have any security plugins that block access to bots? If so, does temporarily disabling the blocking feature allow the tools to see your site correctly.

    Ata ul haq

    (@ataulhaq)

    Thank you so much for your help. Yes I am using sitelock security.
    I have a question which I hope you will answer.
    Will this prevention of bots (bad bots) affect my blog SEO?

    Plugin Support Pcosta88

    (@pcosta88)

    Hi,

    If you know there are certain bad bots crawling your site and you do not want these to, it is OK to add rules in your robots.txt file to prevent them from doing so.This guide explains more about how to edit the file: https://kb.yoast.com/kb/how-to-edit-robots-txt-through-yoast-seo/.

    If you are not sure what rules to add, your host provider may be able to help.

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by Pcosta88.
    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by Pcosta88.
    Saša

    (@stodorovic)

    It could affect site indexing, …

    You can see:

    $ curl "https://www.askedon.com/sitemap_index.xml"
    <html>
    <head>
    <META NAME="robots" CONTENT="noindex,nofollow">
    <script src="/_Incapsula_Resource?SWJIYLWA=5074a744e2e3d891814e9a2dace20bd4,719d34d31c8e3a6e6fffd425f7e032f3">
    </script>
    <body>
    </body></html>
    $ curl "https://www.askedon.com/sitemap_index.xml" -H "Cookie: incap_ses_763_2183065=6llwZDzmQzeeBBg1irmWCt6P4V0AAAAAJkuzNZl5f2/s86aSRGM67w=="
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="//www.askedon.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/css/main-sitemap.xsl"?>
    

    Bots often don’t process first HTML and they can’t set properly cookie which enable access to your site. In this case “many bots” see “empty page” instead of real content.

    It seems that your site is behind “Incapsula web firewall” and it could block bots which checks your site (SEO service which you have tried) and even regular bots as GoogleBot.

    You need to contact your host for more details. I find some FAQ which could help you to set access for some bots – https://support.incapsula.com/hc/en-us/articles/200627690-Bot-Access-Control-Tool

    I don’t have experience with this tool, so we can’t help more.

    Saša Thank you so much for such a detail answer.

    Plugin Support Pcosta88

    (@pcosta88)

    As this topic appears to be resolved we will close it to keep the overview. If needed feel free to open up a new topic if you experience a different issue.

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