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#21 WebWerx

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:21 PM

Yes, if you want to leverage the content for SEO purposes.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:34 AM

I am using Pagelines on three of my websites and when I updated to 2.2 the layout went adrift and looked terrible. After deactivating all of the plugins and reactivating them one at a time I found was a conflict with the Wordpress SEO plugin by Yoast. I deactivated it again and my sites went back to normal. Anyone having the same problem or know what's causing the conflict with the plugin?

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:58 PM

@WebWerX - is yoast still working for you with banners & boxes? I can see the meta settings for banner & box feature SETS, but that's all. When modifying a banner or box contents I don't see any yoast seo settings. Just started using yoast (1.2.5) so thinking maybe something has changed since your post. (Sorry, been unable to find a solution to this problem anywhere else)

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:09 PM

@xavaireland: No need to apologize. Yes the Taxonomies are working for me.... But look at the Banner and Box sets not the individual items. There are no SEO settings for them. Look at the Taxonomies tab for the plugin. It shows "sets". I hope this helps. :-)

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:40 PM

@WebWerX - wow thanks for the quick reply! :) I do see the option for sets under taxonomies, but when I look at a banner set in pagelines I can't see any yoast seo options. Just the usual "Name", "Slug" & "Description" fields, and the "Add Category" Button.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:45 PM

@xavaireland: Hmmm.. I see it: http://cl.ly/image/0D1O3j463O33 . Make sure you are not hiding it in the Taxonomy settings: http://cl.ly/image/0z043y3P3L1h Make sure you are on the latest version of the Plugin.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:54 PM

@WebWerx - Weird, my taxonomies are the same as yours, and I haven't hidden the "wordpress seo meta box" ... yet all I see in my banner sets are the same settings as per before I installed yoast. Yet I can clearly see you have the options. Very odd - I'm having the same problem on 2 separate websites! Same service provider though, and they use zeus ... wonder if that could be the cause somehow.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:59 PM

@xavaireland: Who knows?!? And you are on the latest version of WP & PL?

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:00 PM

Yes to both. Bummer!

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:21 PM

@WebWerx - yes to both, bummer... but thanks for your replies they've been very helpful :)

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:36 PM

@xavaireland: PM me if you want me to have a look for myself. Sometimes a 3rd set of eyes helps. It's kinda like fixing your own car versus someone else's.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:19 AM

HI

I have checked in the keywords list in Google Webmaster tools and NONE of the keywords present in either Boxes, Banners or features appears at all. 

I'm also using Yoast SEO, with the standards settings.

Am I doing something terribly wrong?



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:43 AM

Boxes, Banners and Features are all unique post types which won't show up in search results. This is, surprisingly, a very good thing.  For one thing, a slider changes continuously in most cases, so its content would not be included in a search of the site, not even internally.

 

None of these sections are really intended to be content areas and search engine bots look for content, not text only. Their purpose is to convey a message; a thought or; to provide links to get your visitors elsewhere in your site.

 

So you're not doing anything wrong, but neither is any SEO plugin by ignoring these sections. My suggestion is... don't use them to provide the content on key pages. Use them to supplement or highlight content or resources.



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:10 PM

Thanks, clear.
But I can't understand this post than
 

Indexed?
Are you talking about google now? Of course its indexed, the search
engines scan the finished rendered page for text, the boxes, features
whatever are all text in that page.
 

not the same thing??

http://www.pagelines...-for-pagelines/



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

Which bit do you not understand?

The webmaster tools has an option to view the page as google sees it. Try that.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

Rob is saying that boxes and features would not show up in Google:

..."Boxes, Banners and Features are all unique post types which won't show up in search results"...

 

while Simon was saying that they would:

..." the search engines scan the finished rendered page for text, the boxes, features
whatever are all text in that page."...

 

In "fetch as google" I see both titles and links (at least for boxes)

 

https://dl.dropbox.c...3_7_47_PM-2.jpg

but neither the keywords in the titles, nor the links shows up.

https://dl.dropbox.c..._13_7_52_PM.jpg



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

Well look, you can see in the data the links are internal and are in the HTML so google will see them.

How it does it we dont know and maybe you should be asking the google support?

 

So just to clear this up for the nth time:

 

Sections etc in the post edit page are NOT included in the yoast data, because they are only rendered on the front end.

Yoast etc only look in the post_content and post_exerpt for data, unless you fill in the meta info on the post edit screen.

Yoast will NOT look at sections data on the front end, only post content.

 

Google looks at your page like raw html, it ignores javascript and css data.

So if there is data in the raw html it will see it.

 

Thats all there is to it really.