Major Bug Found In Yoast SEO V7.0- Causes Ranking Drop In Google

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Major Bug Found In Yoast SEO V7.0- Causes Ranking Drop In Google

Yoast SEO V7.0, the bug affected ranking in google for many users, are you one of them, then please read this and take immediate action,  The founder of Yoast, Joost de Valk, personally offered an apology to victims of the error that may have suffered “Panda algorithm problems” and lost search rankings as a consequence.

Major Bug Found In Yoast SEO V7.0

Yoast SEO bug live since March 6, 2018, since they released update from old version to 7.0, this update impact negative changes in Google search rankings, if your ranking steadily dropped after Yoast SEO v7.0 update then your website also the victim of this bug.

What went wrong with Yoast SEO v7.0?

The Yoast v7.0 causes panda algorithm problems, This change affected settings to the way image redirects are handled. Luckily, this update did not affect all users.

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Here is how Yoast describes the technical problem:

The bug was simple yet very painful: when you updated from an earlier version of Yoast SEO to Yoast SEO 7.0-7.0.2 (specifically those versions), we would not always correctly convert the setting you had for the old setting into the new one. We accidentally set the setting to ‘no’. Because we overwrote the old settings during the update, we could not revert this bug later on.

Yoast Founder Offers Personal Apology

Major Bugs Found In Yoast SEO V7.0

Read here Yoast official announcement

Affected Users Reactions

Major Bugs Found In Yoast SEO V7.0

Don’t be panic, According to the Yoast official, this bug does not affect everyone.in case if your rankings have dropped since March 6th, 2018, you need to check Yoast SEO Media Plugin settings.

How to check your Yoast Settings?

Go to Yoast SEO icon and select search appearance

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Major Bugs Found In Yoast SEO V7.0

click on the media tab

Major Bugs Found In Yoast SEO V7.0

Scenario 1: If your “Media and attachment URLs” need to set “yes” If the setting says “Yes”, you’re all set, you’re not affected and you can update from old version to new version (in case your not updated from the old version).

Scenario 2: If your “Media and attachment URLs” need to set “No” If the setting says “No” but this doesn’t affect your Google ranking then there is no problem you can set it to “yes” and you can update from old version to new version (in case your not updated from the old version).

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Scenario 3: If your “Media and attachment URLs” need to set “No” If the setting says “No” but this affects your website search rankings then according to Yoast you need to change the settings to “No” to “Yes” and also you need to download the plugin “Yoast: Search Index Purge” and install and activate this plugin to fix bug.

For further knowledge about this bug and solution please read Yoast official announcement and fix this bug as soon as possible.

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4 thoughts on “Major Bug Found In Yoast SEO V7.0- Causes Ranking Drop In Google”

  1. rabin says:

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  2. Steven van Vessum says:

    It’s very unfortunate what happened (but respect for Yoast taking their responsibility and providing more explanation, see https://yoast.com/media-attachment-urls/).

    I put my thoughts together on how to prevent this in the future: https://www.contentkingapp.com/blog/yoast-seo-bug/ 💪🏼

    1. subin babu says:

      Yes ur right steven, I hope yoast will never make this mistake again and a nice article from you thanks for sharing!

      1. Steven van Vessum says:

        You’re welcome Subin!

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