So you noticed Yoast SEO analysis is not updating. What’s going on? How do you know if your post passes the SEO checklist? Is there a problem with your website? I recently ran into this issue and found a solution that might help you.
The Yoast SEO analysis is found at the bottom of your post in WordPress. It helps you pass the most common SEO optimizations.
The problem is when it fails to update, and it shows red warnings, or it doesn’t update the word count. Luckily for you, I found a very easy fix.
Before I get into the solution, I wanted to ask you a couple of questions. For starters, why are you still using Yoast SEO? Rank Math is a lot better.
And speaking of SEO, if you’re looking for a good keyword research tool, Keysearch is awesome.
But I digress:
Why is Yoast SEO Analysis Not Updating?
The easiest way to fix Yoast SEO Analysis not updating is to clear the local web browser cache and cookies for your website.
Once you clear the cache, log back into your WordPress dashboard, and Yoast should update. I’ll show you how to clear the cache for your website below.
The process for clearing the local cache will vary depending on your web browser. On Google Chrome, it’s pretty easy. Here’s how you do it:
You can also copy and paste chrome://settings/siteData in your website address bar, search the name of your website, and delete the cookies.
Or you can take the longer route:
First, click the three dots in the top right corner, and click on settings.
From there, select Privacy and Security.
Next, click on “Cookies and Other Site Data”…
In that tab, scroll down until you find “See all cookies and site data” and click on it. Type the name of your website in the search bar and your website’s cache and cookies will appear.
Click the recycle bin to delete all the files.
Once you delete the files, refresh your website, and check to see if Yoast SEO analysis is updating like it should. If it does, awesome.
If not, there may be a conflict with another plugin on your website, and you’ll need to disable plugins one and a time until you find the culprit.
I hope that works for you. I can confirm this solution worked a few times for me.
Or you could use Rank Math.