URGENT Announcement about the Yoast SEO WordPress Plugin Update that Causes Search Rankings to Drop in Google for some websites and blogs.
This issue was caused by the Yoast SEO Plugin Update to 7.0 back in March and some websites have reported their Google Search Rankings have taken a hit.
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The issue is attributed to a bug in the March Update that changed a setting in the Yoast SEO plugin Search Appearance Media Section from Yes to No.
This caused urls to be created for each image on the website and triggered on some sites, the Google Panda Thin Content issue where websites have lots of indexed urls with pages full of virtually no content and Google sees this as a major ranking issue.
In this video I show you how to check your Yoast SEO settings to make sure they are correct and also how to use the Yoast SEO Search Index Purge add-on plugin to help remedy the issue by getting Google to de-index the urls with thin content.
Note: Yoast SEO was quick to resolve this issue and worked in conjunction with John Mueller from Google to ensure the remedy is approved by Google.
It's important to view this entire video and follow the steps and also read the links that go further into detail on this problem that caused some websites and blogs to have drastic drops in the google search results because of the thin content issue created by the urls that were added to the index with the Yoast SEO update to 7.0 back in march.
I still highly recommend the Yoast SEO WordPress plugin for every website and blog because it's the best solution for Search Engine Optimization, it's well maintained and Yoast is committed to the WordPress Community.
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lol, I hear you. Could they have responded sooner, yes. Apparently some people did get notifications within their dashboards but honestly, how often do we pay attention to pop-ups or notifications? Most people tend to just ignore them or just click away.
Also, as John Mueller from Google stated, this shouldn't negatively affect most websites.
But, it did need to get fixed and addressed, in a way that wouldn't cause more harm, hence why they reached out to Google for approval of their solution.
Now comparing this to a data breach or over use of personal data by companies is a huge stretch, but I take it as you meant it as an exaggeration to make a point. Point taken. Thanks for the feedback.
The problem is not that Facebook and Google are the only advertising platforms. The problem is that they are considered mainstream media and without these two, the trend of cryptocurrencies gaining legitimacy is delayed. That is right, I said delayed not blocked or prevented.
The World Has Changed.
Five years ago, when bitcoin was unknown to most people, this might have been a fatal move. Today is a different story. I recently traveled to a remote mountain town in the interior of Mexico. Everyone I met had heard about Bitcoin and eyes lit up with excitement when I ask if I could pay for lunch with bitcoin.
Today are dozens of websites dedicated to cryptocurrencies, either holding them, exchanging them or just writing about them. Probably the most effective advertising remains on Google, it is called Google Search and it is free.
If someone wants to learn about owning bitcoin or any other currency, there is a ton of educational information.
The Flipside Is Being Ignored.
Not All Regulation Is Inherently Bad.
If we examine the full spectrum of regulation to this point on a global scale there is one common target most everywhere. That is the practice of exchanges. So far there has been little or not regulation, threatened or enacted, to protect investors from loss of funds due to security breaches.
Capitulation Is A Good Sign.