Homepage has ‘noindex, follow’

  • Hello, on the homepage (https://www.popupgreenscreen.com) I have noindex, follow.

    This is a problem with Rank math, when I disable the plugin I don’t see noindex, follow.

    <meta name=”robots” content=”noindex, follow”/>

    I’m using Elementor and if I set Index in a page I see the same results: noindex, follow.

    I’m also using WooCommerce and CartFlows.


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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math and sorry for any inconvenience that might have been caused due to that.

    It seems you are using Cloudflare in your website and it has cached the homepage, could you try to temporary disable Cloudflare and then check if your issue is solved?

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.



    Thank you for your reply.

    I’ve paused Cloudflare on the website, so there is no traffic going through their DNS and caching won’t be active on the page, but unfortunately this hasn’t resolved the issue and I’m still seeing the below in the browser inspector:

    <meta name=”robots” content=”noindex, follow”/>

    When I deactivated Rank Math the page was indexable, so it is Rank Math causing the issue and not Cloudflare.

    I don’t really want to change SEO plugin as I love RM, but this is a major issue so need it resolving sooner rather than later.

    Thank you,

    Hello Alberto,

    Has there been any developments on this issue?

    My client is losing trade as a result of their website still not being visible in the search engines.

    If this could be a priority, I would really appreciate it.

    Thank you,


    Is there anything you are planning to do to help this situation?

    If not I will try SEOPress plugin, as I can’t continue to not have this website indexed!


    We are so sorry about that.

    We are currently checking this.

    We will get back to you.


    Are you using any custom code to set the homepage? I see, it is a static page but I don’t see it in the list of pages. I could access the Edit page screen only by using Edit page URL.

    For now, to fix the issue, I have added the following code in your theme’s functions.php file:

    add_filter( 'rank_math/frontend/robots', function( $robots ) {
    	if ( is_front_page() ) {
    		$robots['index'] = 'index';
    	return $robots;

    The robots on homepage are now showing index. Can you please confirm?

    I hope that helps.

    Hello Pratik,

    Thank you for looking into this issue for me.

    I’ve checked and it has seemed to resolve it.

    For your reference, I have used CartFlows plugin on this site, so to access the homepage you need to follow:

    CartFlows > Flows > [Flow Name] > Edit

    Thanks again,



    We are super happy that this resolved your issue. If you have any other questions in the future, know that we are here to help you.

    If you don’t mind me asking, could you please leave us a review (if you haven’t already) on https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/seo-by-rank-math/reviews/#new-post about your overall experience with Rank Math? We appreciate your time and patience.

    If you do have another question in the future, please feel free to create a new forum topic, and it will be our pleasure to assist you again.

    Thank you.

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