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wpForo 1.x.x [Closed] Google Indexing Issues

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(@francesco)
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At the moment Google search console show me 500+ excluded url where i can find link like this: 

https://www.solomotorcontrollers.com/forum/digital-control-usb-uart/speed-limit-uart-command-0x9c/

or Url with extra params like :

https://www.solomotorcontrollers.com/forum/digital-control-usb-uart/speed-limit-uart-command-0x9c/?type=rss2&forum=9&topic=176

(i hope exist a way to avoid it)

 

I feel like all forum section have indexing issue. 

I'm also using Rank math (I hope now the issue between the 2 great plugin are gone) 

 

 

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Robert
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Hi @francesco,

Your forum SEO is crashed. wpForo SEO functions don't work on your forum because they are deleted and overwritten by other plugins. Without the wpForo SEO functions, Google and all other search engines will see your forums and topics as one single page, and they'll not index them.

First, please find the plugin which has removed the wpForo SEO functions. In most cases, the plugin could be a SEO plugin. Here are some similar cases:

Second, please exclude wpForo forum page from your cache plugins (probably cloudflare). Forum page should not be cached by other plugins: https://wpforo.com/community/faq/wpforo-and-cache-plugins/

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(@francesco)
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Hi,

I have take out forum on every cache and clean it,

I check compatibility over WPForo and the other tool using the "Health Check plugin" but I was not able to fund conflict!  Also, Rank Math confirms they have no conflict with WPForo. (and I have no other SEO plugin) 

Any other suggestions? 

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Robert
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@francesco,

I think the issue comes from Rank Math. Please disable temporarily the Rank Math and cache/minifier plugins, delete all caches and view the forum source (press Ctrl+U or right click > page source). You should find something like this:

If you see that, go to Dashboard > Plugins and activate the Rank Math, refresh the forum page on front-end and check the source again, make sure wpForo EO tags are still there (press Ctrl+F5 to refresh the source, to avoid any caches). If wpForo SEO tags disappeared, then this is a Rank Math conflict.

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(@francesco)
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It's possible the code is still from WPForo and the comment are take-out by performance reasons from a different tool? (I take out all the plugins and leave only WPForo and the code is the same except for the comments)  exist a better way to check if the SEO in the forum is correctly working??  😫 😓 

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dimalifragis
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@francesco You have so many optimizers, Siteground, Cloudflare, it is impossible to check.

As for Rankmath, all i read is problems with it and other plugins.

Use (for a while) a compatible plugin, for me it is Seo Framework. The best.

 

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@francesco,

BTW, the attached screenshot is a wpForo SEO part, but I'd recommend check some topic page, the forum home page is not informative. In any case, it looks like the problem maker was the Rank Math plugin. You should change it to Yoast SEO or to SEO Framework. These two works fine with wpForo.

(@francesco)
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@martin this is a link to a staging environment:  https://www.staging3.solomotorcontrollers.com/forum/

I hope this will help to see the difference between the 2 forums, on this place I take out close to everything... Out of comments, other parts are missing? 

Robert
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@francesco,

It's the same, we have nothing to add here. The Rank Math kills your forum SEO. You can contact to Rank Math plugin support and ask them to help you. If they'll not help, you can change it to Yoast SEO or SEO framework.

(@francesco)
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@robert can you pls check a new time the forum https://www.solomotorcontrollers.com/forum/

I hope now all the forum work, as I see the metatag of wpforo

thank you

Robert
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@francesco,

All works fine now. I see wpForo SEO tags work great and nothing conflict with them.