How to fix Yoast Error: The Text Contains 0 Words

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Yoast SEO Text Contains 0 Words

If Yoast SEO is not reading your homepage content and shows “The Text Contains 0 Words” error message, there could be several possible reasons. Here are some steps you can take to fix the issue:

  1. Check if you’re using a page builder: If you’re using a page builder (e.g., Elementor, Divi, Beaver Builder) to design your homepage, Yoast SEO might not be able to read the content correctly. Make sure your page builder is compatible with Yoast SEO. Many popular page builders have improved compatibility with Yoast SEO, so updating the page builder to the latest version might help.
  2. Inspect your theme: Some WordPress themes might cause issues with Yoast SEO’s content analysis. To test if your theme is causing the problem, temporarily switch to a default WordPress theme (e.g., Twenty Twenty-One) and check if the issue persists. If the error disappears, the issue might be with your current theme. You can contact the theme’s support team for assistance or consider using another theme.
  3. Check for plugin conflicts: Other plugins installed on your site might interfere with Yoast SEO’s content analysis. To determine if this is the case, deactivate all other plugins except Yoast SEO and check if the problem is resolved. If the issue disappears, reactivate the plugins one by one, checking the content analysis each time, to identify the conflicting plugin. Once you’ve identified the problematic plugin, you can contact its support team for help or look for an alternative.
  4. Clear cache: Caching plugins or server-side caching might cause issues with Yoast SEO’s content analysis. Clear your cache (both in caching plugins and server-side caching) and refresh the page to see if the error is resolved.
  5. Update Yoast SEO: Ensure you are using the latest version of Yoast SEO. Outdated versions might cause compatibility issues or bugs. Update the plugin if a new version is available.
  6. Check content visibility: Ensure that your homepage content is not hidden using CSS or JavaScript. Yoast SEO might not be able to read content that is hidden or loaded dynamically.

If you’ve tried all these steps and the issue persists, you can reach out to Yoast SEO’s support team for assistance or consult the Yoast SEO community for help.


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Published on: 2023-03-31
Updated on: 2023-04-10

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Isaac Adams-Hands

Isaac Adams-Hands is the SEO Director at SEO North, a company that provides Search Engine Optimization services. As an SEO Professional, Isaac has considerable expertise in On-page SEO, Off-page SEO, and Technical SEO, which gives him a leg up against the competition.