Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » You have already used this main keyword once in the past

  • Resolved Brice Emry


    Good morning,

    For a year, I’ve had this message every time I create a blog article:

    “You’ve already used this main keyword once in the past”

    I thought it was supposed to go with the yoast updates, but it’s still the same.
    Just remember that I don’t have this problem on other websites, only on this one. I know you only have to use a keyword once. But right now, I think it’s a conflict.
    Can you help me?

    Thank you!

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Support Rumejan Barbarona


    Does it happen for any focus keywords that you add or just for a specific focus keyword?
    Did you double-check if indeed the keyword hasn’t been used in your older posts or pages?
    Also, please make sure you’re running the latest version of WordPress (4.9.6), Yoast SEO (7.6.1) and all other plugins as well as the latest version of your theme.

    Thread Starter Brice Emry


    Good morning,

    Let me be a little clearer:
    1-I use a different keyword for each post;
    2-Wordpress and Yoast are always up to date;
    3-It’s not from today, it’s been going on for over a year.
    4- Whether it’s a new post or a post I’m trying to modify, the same phase appears.

    Another precision: when I click on the link of the post which is supposed to have the same keyword, I find myself on the post in course of edition. So, Yoast tells me that the keyword has already been used on the post I’m writing, not on a different post.

    Plugin Support Michael Tina


    If the notification appears whether it’s a new post or a post you’re trying to modify, and when you click on the notification and it takes you to the same post, it sounds like it could be a plugin or theme conflict. Can you try and gather as much information for us as possible? Please perform the following:

    1. Make sure the issue doesn’t persist when Yoast SEO is disabled.
    2. Check for conflicts.
    3. Check for JavaScript errors with your console.

    If you find any JavaScript errors related to Yoast SEO or if there is a conflict with a plugin or a theme, you can create a new GitHub issue for our developers. Please report the issue to a third party developer as well.

    If you didn’t find any conflicts or errors, we think the issue is specific to your site. We’d need to investigate further but are unable to do so on these forums. You can purchase Yoast SEO Premium and receive our Premium email support and we can help you further.

    Plugin Support Jerlyn


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