Home page cannot be indexed message by Yoast SEO plugin


I switched from Sydney to Sydney PRO yesterday and now my Yoast SEO plugin gives a message that the homepage cannot be indexed. Reading Yoast support it says that some themes may contain code that causes this.

I checked onpage.org and there the site can be viewed but nevertheless, I’m a bit worried why this message occures. Is it due to Sydney PRO parts that the free version does not have?


Dear Rene,

I tried to follow the instruction on Google’s Search Console documentation and I searched this:


The search result is displaying our demo homepage and other pages. I believe this means that our home page is properly indexed.

Have you tried this simple checking method?


Hi Kharis,

As said, it’s just a change I noticed when swithing to the PRO version the other day. I guess I must report to Yoast rather than you, if you confirm that you are not aware of anything blocking proper indexing by Google. That would be pretty bad for my SEO of course, hence the concern when I saw my Yoast plugin giving this error message… My site is www.SAILORdudes.com by the way.