Page Sections Appearing in SERPs

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    How do you prevent individual page sections from showing up in search engine results?

    Example: our site’s page Donors

    SERPs display the proper page title, but link to a page section lower down in the page itself.



    We also use the Yoast SEO plugin, and I tried excluding page_sections from the XML sitemap. Should that do the trick?


    Not sure why the page sections are showing up in search results. They are not supposed to be public by themselves. Anyway, removing the sections from the sitemap should help. Do let us know if you still face issues. Thanks



    because i can’t create a new topic, i will use this topic to post my question. Also because i couldn’t create a topic i sought for help in the yoast area of the forum. I will just post my question and an answer which lead me to seek for more help here.

    My question:
    Hi together,

    For the content of our pages we only use page sections which is a feature of the Agile Theme. If we now want to do SEO work for our pages, then we have the problem that Yoast cannot find any content in our pages. And as I found out in another article, page sections are not supposed to be public by themselves. How can we solve this problem with using page section?


    An answer:
    The Yoast SEO Premium is only capable of performing an analysis of content that is created within the functions of the standard WordPress editor. If the content was created in another manner, such as in the case of links or images within CSS or content created by a page builder or shortcode, the plugin may not be able to recognize that. We have more information on this here:

    Google will still be able to crawl any content on your page though. However, they won’t be able to be included in the plugin’s analysis of the page.

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