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Why Your SEO Title, Description & Focus Keyword Aren’t Being Saved

In the unlikely event that you run into a situation where your SEO Title, Description, and/or Focus Keyword aren’t being saved when you update a post or page – here are some of the most common causes:

1 Plugin Conflicts

There can be plugin conflicts due to which you might not be able to save the SEO Title, Description, Focus Keyword. You can solve these plugin conflicts by going through our Knowledge Base on Plugin Conflict.

2 Firewall

If you are using a Firewall there are chances that it will prevent saving the data.

3 JavaScript-related Errors

If you are experiencing issues while saving your SEO Title, Description, or Focus keyword then it could be due to JavaScript-related errors. You can diagnose the JavaScript-related errors from the JavaScript Console.

4 Blocked Access to the file

If you see blocked access to this file: /wp-json/rankmath/v1/updateMeta?_locale=user – then you can whitelist the file using or use WordFence in Learning Mode. These instructions are for WordFence but will likely work on any firewall plugin/software.

How to Ensure Rank Math Meta Data Can Be Updated

Go to WordFence > Tools. Click on Whitelist Param from Firewall.

You have to ensure that the file is whitelisted and access to it isn’t blocked using a plugin like WordFence. You can install WordFence as well and see if you can replicate the issue. If you aren’t sure, then you can ask the web host why that file is showing a 403.

We recommend adding a meta description, focus keyword, and SEO Title for all the posts and pages to increase the organic traffic on your website.

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