Focus Keyword

  • RankMath SEO Analysis also scans non-index pages (and other post types) and reports an error if no focus keyword is set for them.

    These pages are not visible to the search engines, most of that are only used for my membership area. (Watch the attached video)

    Please do not include non-indexed pages (and any other post types) in the SEO Analysis!

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for getting in touch with us.

    The video you shared seems to be showing an issue with your tagline which you can fix by simply adding a custom site tagline. This is usually in your theme customization settings.

    That said, please note that these are just recommendations for your own reference to help you in optimizing your site. You don’t have to follow them religiously and they can be ignored if any of them doesn’t seem to apply to your current pages.

    Hope that helps and please do not hesitate to let us know if you need our assistance with anything else.


    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

    Hi Michael,

    Sorry about the video, I just realised the recorder tool is saved my cursor movement wrongly. 🙂 Two line higher than real movement…

    I have replaced the video with a newer one, please watch it again.

    So the problem is:

    Your SEO Analyzer checks both indexed and nonindexed pages (and any other post types) for focus keyword.

    But on non-indexed pages, that doesn’t make sense. For example, I don’t want the search engine to index my Thank You pages, so it doesn’t even make sense to set a Focus Keyword.

    There are post types that I set to No Index by default, and I also turn off SEO settings at the “Title & Meta” level. Examples are post types for a membership site (see Thrive Apprentice post types in my video). Because the search engine never needs to see these. Only my customers can see them once they logged in to the members area.

    Currently these post types are also analyzed by RankMath’s SEO Analyzer and that’s why the report contains some false positive “Focus keyword is missing” errors.

    Please fix this to make RankMath even better. 🙂


    Rank math should only analyse individual pages set to index. Could you please check the pages themselves under the advanced tab of Rank math meta box and confirm they are actually set to noindex.

    If they are, please share the page URLs. We might need to take a closer look at the settings. Please edit the first post on this ticket and include your WordPress logins in the designated Sensitive Data section.
    Sensitive Data Section

    It is completely secure and only our support staff has access to that section. If you want, you can use the below plugin to generate a temporary login URL to your website and share that with us instead:

    You can use the above plugin in conjunction with the WP Security Audit Log to monitor what changes our staff might make on your website (if any):

    We really look forward to helping you.

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