It was reported yesterday that the Google FAQ schema served through Yoast had an increase in errors. The problem is being resolved and should be resolved today. Allegedly, however, Google changed the way it analyzed the FAQ schema and resulted in FAQ-rich results being deleted from websites using Yoast.
Joost de Valk, the founder of Yoast, said on Twitter: "The problem has been fixed, a patch release will be released tomorrow." But he said it wasn't something that Yoast changed, it was something that Google changed in the end. He said: "By the way, nothing broke with us. Google just changed how this schema is analyzed without warning."
Lucas Kopling noticed the problem and shared these details with the company:
Thank you for sharing the relevant screenshot. We were able to reproduce the problem in the end. A bug report has already been sent to our development team so we can fix it.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we apologize for any inconvenience
– Yoast (@yoast) March 3, 2021
Either way, this is why you see a spike in your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and use Yoast.
Patches for Yoast SEO Free and Premium are here. https://t.co/OKWoGnaAfq
We have postponed a planned patch version from next Tuesday to today to resolve the issue.
– Joost de Valk (@jdevalk) March 4, 2021
Forum discussion on Twitter.