There is a mess of WordPress plugins for SEO. Most folks realize Yoast. It’s installed on quite 5 million websites at the instant, which makes it the foremost popular SEO plugin for WordPress. However, there are lesser-known alternatives that work as great and offer multiple features to manage your page SEO.
In this post, we’ll briefly review Rank Math – a reasonably new SEO plugin, which aims to dethrone big names or a minimum of providing tons more options than their competitors.
What is Rank Math?
Rank Math is just like the new kid on the block. The team who developed this plugin, calls it the “Swiss Army Knife of WordPress SEO” and truthfully, it’s a title well deserved. You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the number of options and features that this plugin has got to offer.. for free.
At the instant, Rank Math has over 80K active installations and its community is growing quite fast. Its developers masterfully incorporated all the key features that Yoast offers + added an honest amount of latest, much-needed options (see the section below), that you’d usually got to use separate plugins.
Rank Math vs Yoast
First of all, it’s important to notice that none of those plugins guarantee you 100% success. We recommend using them to form your pages and site more SEO friendly, by adjusting various On-Page elements, such as titles/descriptions, internal links, sitemap, redirects, etc. While each of those plugins offers you basic suggestions on the way to improve your content, you continue to got to follow SEO best practices to urge more organic traffic to your website.
Now back to our comparison.
Though Yoast is a longtime plugin with features and integrations tested out for years by thousands of users, we like Rank Math because it comes with a group of fresh and useful options:
- Setup Wizzard
- Compatibility check
- Yoast settings importer
- Backup settings (we love this one)
- Support forum & documentation
- Enable/disable modules
- Works fast and provides an honest UX
- Integrated SEO analyzer
To unlock a number of the features described above (SEO analyzer, 5 focus keywords per page/post analysis, support forum, etc) you’ll get to check-in and make an account.
Things we like about RankMath
Since Rank Math offers an enormous amount of options, we’ll mention only the features that aren’t present in Yoast, or people who would require a separate plugin.
- Here are a number of them:
- Extended rich snippets support
- AMP compatibility (accelerated mobile pages)
- 404 error monitor
- Redirects (301, 302, 307, 410, etc.)
- Role manager
- WooCommerce compatibility
- Add missing Alt attributes
- Up to five keywords for content analysis
- Things we don’t like about RankMath.
Although Rank Math may be a great plugin, it’s not perfect. If you’re not an SEO geek you would possibly find it a touch overwhelming once you start using it.
- Here are some things we discover confusing:
- Redirect settings are a touch bit confusing.
- Image attachment settings aren’t clear. you would possibly find yourself with issues almost like the Yoast bug.
There isn’t totally built-in support for custom fields or ACF (advanced custom fields). The plugin now supports this feature, but theme providers got to tweak their themes to form them compatible. Happy to announce that we did! Read the subsequent section for more details.
Rank Math and Flothemes
All our currently available themes are compatible with RankMath and its Content Analysis feature (make bound to update your theme to its latest version to enjoy this). The plugin can scan the content and supply SEO suggestions for pages created with Flothemes blocks.
Please note: Since our design blocks are supported custom fields, some content might still not be seen by Rank Math. However, most of the pages should be fine and compatible with the Content Analysis tool.
Bhanu Ahluwalia, CMO at Rank Math, was happy to help our development team to form sure the mixing works smoothly. If you’re curious to ascertain what other things they’re performing on and pushing life, check here.
Should I switch to RankMath?
Rank Math is certainly an honest alternative to Yoast. It’s a handy tool for your on-page optimization, content analysis, redirects, rich snippets, etc. But a bit like the other tool, don’t expect it to try to SEO for you.
Is it worth trying? If you would like to fully control over your SEO and don’t want to use multiple plugins (as they will hamper your website or create conflicts with other 3rd party tools), you would possibly want to offer it a try. Especially since switching is so easy:
If you’ve never used an SEO plugin before – install RankMath and run the wizard, it’ll guide you thru all the specified steps.
If you’re currently using Yoast or the other SEO plugin – install RankMath, run the wizard, export your current SEO plugin’s settings and import them into Rank Math.
SEO is certainly an extended term, ongoing process. regardless of which tools you opt to use, always specialize in providing top quality content, getting more backlinks and ensuring your site is SEO friendly. As this increases your chances to succeed, get more traffic and hopefully convert that traffic into paying customers.
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