1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Avada Theme causes SEO trouble

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by UnDerDoG81, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. UnDerDoG81

    UnDerDoG81 Power Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    82
    Hi,

    anybody using the Avada Wordpress Theme? I use it for 3 weeks now and lost some rankings. Sure, I switched from Joomla to Wordpress, wich could be the cause. But I was wondering why google always shows me different descriptions then I type in.

    I use Yoast SEO. I just checked the source code of my page and I´ve seen that Avada adds meta fields like title, site name, description. As description it takes about 50-70 words from the blogpost. And google somehow chose the description and title of Avada instead of Yoast. Anybody here got this as well and know how to remove it?

    I disabled Yoast but the meta fields where still there, so it is definately a Avada problem. I also got this on another site I use Avada on.

    Please no discussion about that Avada is a shitty theme etc. See the red parts are double meta and google uses them instead of yoast.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2017
  2. UnDerDoG81

    UnDerDoG81 Power Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    82
    Nevermind, there is an option in avada theme to turn it off.
     
  3. Massacre

    Massacre Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2012
    Messages:
    469
    Likes Received:
    130
    Gender:
    Male
    Wanted to write that
     
  4. UnDerDoG81

    UnDerDoG81 Power Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    82
    I searched the Avada options for 1 hour yesterday but never thought that it would be named "Open Graph Meta Tags". Prabably because English is not my main language. I expected something with SEO in it. They told me on Themeforest to turn that option off.
     
  5. terrycody

    terrycody Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,415
    Likes Received:
    384
    Occupation:
    marketer
    Location:
    Hell
    lesson learned here
     
  6. SirOstrich

    SirOstrich Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2017
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    From my WP experience - basically when u are running any more or less complicated theme (Avada, some bulky Divi layouts, block builders) - you may encounter troubles with SEO plugins. Yoast is poorly optimized for those (yet very good for minimalistic ones), try switching to All in one SEO pack (not sure if it gonna work), or switching to different theme (avada sucks big imho).
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1