Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Yoast SEO Readability Eye Icon Does Not Highlight Text

  • Resolved dlhoffman


    The Eye Icon on the Readability Analysis page does not highlight the text that I need to correct. How do I fix this?

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  • I have the same problem

    Plugin Support devnihil


    The Yoast SEO for WordPress plugin is able to detect content from both the text and visual mode of your WordPress native editor. In addition, the plugin is also able to detect the content while using some other page builder plugins. Currently, not all the page builder plugins and themes are supported, nor is the plugin fully able to detect and highlight the content in some cases while using the page builder. To get the best results, you’ll need to use the WordPress default visual editor.

    Can you let us know if you are using a page builder plugin such as Visual Composer, Site Origin, Beaver Builder etc to create your page’s content? The text highlight feature sometimes does not work correctly if you are using some kinds of visual page builders, as they can cause the page’s content to not be accessible to the plugin due to it being created outside the functions of the standard WordPress page editor. If this is the case, currently the only workaround to this currently is to create the content from within the standard WordPress editor.

    If you are using a plugin or theme that doesn’t send their content to our page analysis, please reach out to the developer and ask them about adding the functionality to their code. This KB article will help them with the implementation: Can I add data to the page analysis?

    That being said, while our plugin isn’t able to detect all your text blocks and shows an incorrect analysis report, this doesn’t mean that search engines won’t be able to parse them. Our content analysis is just to validate the content of your website and doesn’t really affect how search engines crawl and index your site.=

    Plugin Support devnihil


    We are going ahead and marking this issue as resolved due to inactivity. If you require any further assistance please create a new issue.

    I came across this site just now. Installed Yoast recently and encountered the same problem. The eye icon on the Readability Analysis page does not highlight the text the need to be corrected. Tried to switch to WP Classic View, still the same issue. The website is relatively new with default plugins. Added only Really Simple SSL and Yoast plugin. Would appreciate any help on this.

    Hi, I have the same issue. I am using the wordpress editor.

    This is only happening at the posts which we created. And the text is being highlighted in the products page with no problem.

    Hi, I’ve added the code from the link you suggested @devnihil and my Yoast is still not giving me a highlighted text. I’m paying for premium and I’m really disappointed with it, do you have any other suggestions or I’m going to cancel my subscription.

    Thanks Sam



    Likewise. I convinced my company (click here to view my company website) to purchase Yoast SEO premium and this is by far the biggest drawback.

    I use Elementor to design my website, and have never seen the highlighted text when editing my pages or posts. It is very disappointing, especially since Yoast SEO Premium already has a hard time recognizing my SEO terms and only updates it every couple of days.

    Extremely disappointed.

    • This reply was modified 4 months ago by nadiaglrdg.


    @devnihil do you have any updates? As paying customers, it would be very much appreciated to have a response on Yoast’s behalf in a timely manner.


    this is marked Resolved (devnihil (@devnihil), 9 months, 2 weeks ago [as of 2/18/2021]) so i’ll open-up the question again with the title, “Yoast SEO Readability Eye Icon Does Not Highlight Text”
    the eye appears to be a powerful feature.
    one thought is: how accurate is yoast if it’s not ??fully?? connected to the webpage content it’s reading.

    Me Too! None of the highlight eyes work

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