Hello, today in this article I will tell you how to setup rank math plugin in your WordPress site and I will tell you which plugin is best for you for your website SEO.
Yoast SEO vs Rank Math which is best for you and your WordPress website
So, read my full article to know which plugin is best for your website SEO and which plugin I am using for my website.
Yoast SEO vs Rank Math
Here are some main Comparision between Rank math and Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO plugin is the most downloading plugin on WordPress for SEO this plugin is the most popular plugin for WordPress SEO. Plugin download – 5 million +
Rank Mathis a new plugin in WordPress for SEO. This plugin giving more feature as Yoast. Plugin download – 100,000
You can only add one focus keyword in article/post for adding more you have to buy the premium pack.
You can add up to 5 focus keyword on your article. You don’t have to buy premium pack And Rank math is a completely free tool
Yoast SEO plugin does not have any google search console option. For seeing your website you have to open search console
Rank Math provides google search console option. You can view your website search console analytics.
Yoast SEO plugin has do not have an option for your website SEO Checker. So you have to visit any other website like seoptimer, etc
Rank Math plugin has a dedicated Seo analysis option in which you check your SEO score and all things about SEO.
Yoast SEO plugin doesn’t have any 404 error manager you have to find your self for any 404 error on your website and then you have to redirect plugin to remove 404 error.
Rank Math plugin provide you list 404 error pages to find 404 error on your website and you can easily redirect the page to your post. so you don’t have to use another plugin.
6. Yoast SEO plugin doesn’t support feature snippet so you optimize your post for google snippet with this plugin.
Rank Math plugin gives you an option to optimize your website for google rich snippet or featured snippet
Best plugin for SEO (Yoast SEO vs Rank Math)
Now you have read the basic comparison between Yoast SEO vs Rank Math and you can see which is better for you.
Yoast plugin is most Popular plugin and Rank Mathis a new plugin but Rank Math providing more feature then Yoast provides in their premium plan.
Now I can say use the Rank Math plugin for website SEO and I also using Rank Math plugin because you can add 5 focus keywords, optimize the post for a featured snippet, 404 error and much more.
So, I suggest you use Rank Math plugin. If you are using Yoast SEO plugin then you can easily import your data in Rank Math in just one click.
Some question about Rank math
Q1. Rank math premium
Ans- Rank math is a completely free plugin it doesn't have an option for premium plans or features It provide all the premium feature in their plugin
Q2. Rank math pricing
Ans- Rank Math is a free plugin it does not take any money from you. You can install this plugin from WordPress easily
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Set up Rank Math plugin
1. Click on the plugin section then click on add new plugin and search Rank Math and then click on install and activate.
2. Open the Rank Math plugin the then click on Setup wizard then the click on start wizard.
3. Now select your website category and you have upload your website photo and default social share photo foe your website. Social share photo means if any share your post on social media the doesn’t upload any photo then this will show on that post a special feature of rank math. Then click on save and continue.
4. Then you have to authorize your website with google search console so click on get authorization code then new window open. Click here to know how to authorized search console
You have to select your account of which your website is linked to search console then need some permission allow then show you a code copy that code and paste and click on authorize then select your website and then click on save and continue.
5. Then it will open a sitemap setting. You have to select sitemap do you want sitemap in your site or not and you have to select do you want to add images in your sitemap or not.
I suggest you to On it. So, a search engine can also index your website the images. Now select what you want to index post, pages, cloud template so select all so search engine can index your pages and post and the next option is public taxonomies on it then click on save.
Noindex empty category and tag archives: Make sure to keep it on because it is always recommended not to allow search engines index empty tags and categories. So, a search engine can index that page and can show it on search result.
Nofollow External links: This is a good feature of Rank Math here you can select every link in your website or page. Do you want to give NoFollow attribute in every link or not. I suggest you click on OFF because when you do interlinking of your post you have given them do-follow links so, off it.
Open external links in a new tab: This is also a good feature if you want to open any link in your website on a new tab or not. You can select it ON so every link in your website opens in a new tab. Then click on save
Then click on setup advance options.
7. 404 error
404 monitor: This is an advance option in Rank Math. Here you have to select do want to see the detail of any 404 error page IN your website if anyone searches any link and it opens a 404 page then it will show you the links which he searches in your website.
Redirections: This is a very good option because of this option you do not need to install any redirect plugin to redirect page. So, click on ON they click on save and continue
8. Schema markup
Rich snippet: This is an additional feature of Rank Math from Yoast SEO it will optimize your post your google rich snippet. So, click it on
Rich snippet type for pages: In this section, you have select your on article
Article type: In this section click on a blog post because you have optimized your post
Then do the same setting for the next option then click on save and continue.
Rank Math Dashboard Setting
1.404 monitor – On this to show the details of 404 pages
2. Acf - You can use if you want
3.Amp – If you use the amp in your website then you can on it. They it will show you some SEO option for the amp when you write a post
4. bbPress – If you use bbPress then on it
5.BuddyPress – If you use BuddyPress then you can on it
6.Link counter – On this option, it can calculate the inbound link and external
7. Local SEO – You can on it if you want to local SEO on your website
8.Redirections – On this option to redirects any page or post
9. Rich snippet – For optimizing your post your google schema then you can ON it so, your post optimize your rich snippet
10. Role manager – If your site has multiple users then you can on it
11.Search console – On this option to show the details about your search console data
12.SEO analysis – On this option to now your website SEO score
13.Sitemap – On it if your site has a sitemap. On this, because sitemap is very useful.
14.Woo-commerce – You can on it if your site uses Woo-commerce
Then click on the general setting
Click on image setting and On the add missing alt attribute and then select which alt tag you want to image those don’t have alt tag and click on save.
NOW You don’t have to do any other setting in this section so lick on title and meta
Title and meta
1.Global meta –In this section, you can change setting for your whole website and you can add feature image for your website this image will show when your website share and when there is no image you can upload it on OpenGraph Thumbnail.
2.Local SEO – If you want to do local SEO then you can do this here.
3. Social meta - In this can and add your social links to Rank Math like a Facebook page
4.Homepage - In this section, you can write your Homepage titles and your website meta description and you can also add Your homepage title for Facebook and meta description for Facebook.
5.Post Formats – You don’t have to change any setting here.
6.Authors – If you want to index your author's details and you can enable this here you write the authors' name details
7. Misc Pages - In your can edit your search Result title and 404-page title if you want to change then you can.
8. Post – In the section, you don’t have to change any setting default setting are correct.
9.Pages- Don’t do any changes here
Now this section you don’t have to do any changes to go to the next step
You don’t need to any changes here because it already is set fully setup. If you want do some more setting
This is the best feature of Rank Math plugin here you can find which page search queries are getting 404 error.
In this section, you can redirect any link which is now broken or dead like your old post link and some other link. You don't have to add any other plugin for redirections
This is also a good feature of this plugin here you can see your google search console data here with the help of this plugin you don't have to go to the google search console you see from here.
In this section, you can see your full website SEO score and the problem in your SEO you can see in section. You can easily see your SEO report here and improve it.
If you add this plugin you can easily see your SEO problem and can solve that easily
Status and tool
In this section, it Shows some details about your website like database size and some details of some Rank Math tool.
Import and export
Here you import your setting of Rank Math and if you are transferring your hosting then you export your setting of Rank Math and you also can backup.
Help and support
This is the last option if you want any help from rank than you also can contact them and can see the feature rank math.
Now you know how to set up Rank math in your WordPress website and you know which is the best SEO plugin for your WordPress website. In my opinion, you should use Rank Math in your WordPress site
At this time Rank Math is the best plugin for WordPress SEO because rank math provide those option which Yoast SEO provides in premium and use of rank math help you to manage things that you do from other plugins.