Issues with domain and excerpt

  • The %except% is not generating so I am getting a “Add Focus Keyword to your SEO Meta Description.” in my Basic SEO tips and its bringing my score down.

    I am getting a “Focus Keyword not found in the URL.” in my Basic SEO tips but it is incorrect, because my domain name is exactly the same as my focus keyword.

    • This topic was modified 3 years, 2 months ago by Mike A. Reason: added temporary login
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  • Hello,

    Thanks for getting in touch and sorry for any inconvenience caused.
    The %excerpt variable works as expected when I test this on my end. Please edit the first post on this ticket and include your WP logins in the designated Sensitive Data section.
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    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for the access.

    I have just checked your posts and you have not set any excerpts. I have gone ahead and toggled the option to show the excerpts from the screen options menu and you can now enter some excerpts which will be used in the SEO analysis as shown below:

    Please note that the focus keyword needs to exist on the permalink for the “Focus Keyword not found in the URL.” test to pass. The words on the domain name do not have any spaces and thus these are different from your focus keyword.

    I hope this info helps. Thank you.


    But I wanted the excerpts to auto generate? It was doing it before and now has stopped, even when using the %except% tag.

    Hopefully I have explained properly, I am referring to this section…

    Hi there,

    Thanks for the follow up.

    The automatic generation of the excerpt works but this will only be displayed on the frontend. I have inspected the page source for one of your posts and as you can see below this works correctly:

    You do not need to worry about the RM meta description test since this will not affect your SEO, the meta description is correctly set on the page source. The Rank Math SEO score is used to give you some guidance on what you need to optimize for the best SEO results.

    I hope this info helps. Thank you.


    Since we did not hear back from you for 15 days, we are assuming that you found the solution. We are closing this support ticket.

    If you still need assistance or any other help, please feel free to open a new support ticket, and we will be more than happy to assist.

    Thank you.

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