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  • Dear RankMath Team,

    I used Yoast Seo before.

    Since I switched to RankMath, my posts have been displayed incorrectly in Google Search.

    While the title of a post is displayed correctly, the description / preview / snippet is displayed incorrectly.

    Google randomly searches for a text here.

    I entered a description everywhere on the contribution pages. Here are some screenshots.

    Best regards from Berlin, René

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  • Hello,

    Thanks for getting in touch and I am extremely sorry about the trouble this might have caused.

    I will share with you our usual guide for this kind of issues and if after checking it you still haven’t found the reason of the issue, I will be happy to continue helping you until we solve the issue.

    There are a few things you must check for in order to see why the posts aren’t getting indexed.

    1. Make sure the post is not selected as ‘noindex’ in WP > Posts > Your Post > Advanced Tab in Rank Math.
    Screenshot:

    Individual Post Advanced Tab

    2. Ensure that the noindex is not selected for Global or Posts meta:

    Noindex Settings

    3. Check the sitemap settings and check if the posts are setup to be included in the sitemaps:

    Post Settings

    Please note that it is completely upto Google if they want to index or not index your website. So, if you haven’t willingly or accidentally made your posts noindex and Google still isn’t indexing your page – it means that either Google doesn’t want to index or hasn’t crawled your page yet because it hasn’t allocated that much crawl budget to your website.

    Please check this website for more details.

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

    Thanks for your quick support.

    Google indexes all posts and pages.

    Only the sippet preview selects any texts. Unfortunately not the one that I inserted in the description of the contribution.

    No matter what I put in the description, Google chooses a different snippet.

    before the last major update of RankMath and when using Yoast, it worked without problems.

    I checked the settings you recommended and set them correctly.

    Best regards from Berlin,

    René

    Hello,

    ​Thanks for getting in touch with us.

    Ensure the Schema title must show %seo_title% and the description should show %seo_description% – this will ensure your SEO title and SEO Description that you set up via Rank Math can also be used for your schema details:

    ​If this is set, the next step is to check if your title/description is properly set up in the page source:
    https://i.rankmath.com/HwXR1o

    You can use this tool for the same as well: https://www.heymeta.com/

    4. If it matches your settings, then you must check if Google has seen the changes already or not.

    For that, please check when the Google cache was updated for that page:
    a.
    screenshot

    b.
    screenshot

    If the cache date is from before adding the new meta description, then you just have to wait for Google to re-crawl and re-index the page with the new info. If the date is after you made the changes,

    ​Do note that if everything’s fine and Google still decides to show a different meta title/description for your search keyword, there is nothing you can do as Google sometimes ignores the custom meta info altogether and show something from the page’s content that matches the search intent better.

    The best you can do is optimize your meta tags to try and match the intent of the search/keyword.

    You can read more about it here

    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35624?hl=en

    Hope that helps. If you have any further question(s), please let us know. Thank you.

    Thanks again for the quick answer,

    The detail was not about the meta of the PAGE, but of the individual contributions/article.

    I will test and try everything again.

    Greetings from Berlin

    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math today.

    To test if the Rank math has set correct meta on your site, you can always use this tool: https://www.heymeta.com/ or here https://metatags.io

    Let us know how this goes.

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