Hey, looking for top WordPress SEO plugin ( WordPress Rank Math Review) that can help you to rank on top of Google, then you are on the right place.
I conducted a SEO plugins race. There were many participants but the plugins that qualify the finale are-
Yoast SEO plugin, Rank Math seo plugin and All in one SEO plugin. The race was in 3 rounds.
1st round– On basis of rating and reviews, 2nd round– On the basis of features 3rd round-Tool is free or not.
Now, the winner of 1st round was none another than Yoast SEO plugin, but here’s a twist the winner of 2nd and 3rd round was Rank Math Seo plugin.
So, I decided to make a Rank Math review because I am also using this plugin and got positive results.
In this article you will get to know all about rank math setup, its features and much more. ( Rank Math tutorial)
How to setup Rank Math SEO?
How to Install Rank Math?
The first step before the setup of rank math is to install the plugin. There are different ways to install this seo plugin-
- Rank Math from WordPress– Go to the plugins option. Click Add new and search for Rank Math SEO then click on Install and then activate.
- Rank Math from Mythemeshop– Go to my theme shop website. Search for Rank Math and install it.
This will appear after activating the plugin. Click on Connect your account. Let’s see what to do after that.
Setup of Rank Math
Import SEO settings
If you are firstly installing this plugin then there will be no option of import but if you have already installed another SEO plugin ( Yoast SEO in my case),
Then click on Start Import and the whole data will be imported in Rank Math SEO plugin from another seo plugin
Your site settings
You can add a logo for Google. No need to touch other options ( You can skip this step also).
Google Search Console
Directly connect this plugin with Google Search Console ( great option). Click on Get Authorization Code.
A pop up will appear, choose your Gmail Id. Then a code will appear, paste it into this application.
After that click on Save and continue.
If you have not connected your site with Google Search console then see- Verification of Google search console of your blog.
Congrats, Your blog is ready to explore this plugin. Click on Return to dashboard.
Rank Math SEO setting and features
The best thing that I like of this plugin is that it provide so many features and a great user-interface.
This is the dashboard of Rank Math SEO plugin. Let’s explore its options.
AMP ( accelerated mobile pages). AMP plugin makes your site mobile-friendly.
As you know mobile-users are increasing day-by-day, so making your site mobile-friendly will help your site to rank faster on Google.
So, Install AMP plugin and keep this Option ON.
It counts your blog post internal and external links. When you activate this option, you can see the link counts from the SEO option in your WordPress dashboard posts option like this-
By counting the external links you can easily check if there is any broken link or not. Broken links have a negative impact on your ranking.
Rank Math Schema
Schema means structured data ( Rich Snippets). When you add schema in any post it attracts the users and helps to boost your Google ranking.
You can select a schema type ( book, articles, event, music and many more). After that you can add headline, author name, ratings and review location.
Rank Math Search Console option
As above we have already connected rank math with Google Search Console. Keep this option active.
You will all the information related to search console in your WordPress dashboard ( like- for which keywords you are ranking, impressions , clicks and many more).
Rank Math SEO analysis
Analyze your content and website using 70+ tests and provide you a SEO score ( failed testes, warning and passed tests).
Some times it happens that your post , page or any site URL shows 404 error code. So, If you activate this option it records and provide you the information of those URLs.
Redirections by Rank Math
It happens sometimes that we have to move the content to a different URL. Redirection is important to provide the information to search engine crawler.
Rank Math redirection option automatically redirects non-existing content with 301 (permanent redirection) and 302 (temporary redirection)
Rank Math Sitemap option
As the name suggests Site+map means the map (organization) of your site.
It helps the search engine crawler to crawl your website content easily ( intelligently).
Keep this Option Active ( It is very important).
Rank Math Woocommerce option
This option helps to optimize your Woocommerce pages by adding schema and meta data.
Boost your site ranking. ( Make it easy to rank in SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages).
If you don’t have time or habit to add alt attribute to your images then rank math image seo option is for you.
This option automatically insert alt and title attributes in your images. ( keep on checking the automated alt text).
Post Optimization through Rank Math
Open your post that you want to optimize with rank math. You will see a small box in the header ( exterme right), click on it.
Four option will appear- General, Advanced, Schema and Social.
In the General option, Click on Edit Snippet and you will see a popup will appear like this-
Add title ( maximum 60 characters) of your post.
Add Permalink ( URL) of your post (maximum 75 characters).
Add a meta description ( overview) of your post ( maximum 160 characters).
Focus keyword and SEO
Add your focus( main) keyword of the post,
The best thing that I like in this plugin is that we can add up to 5 keywords and while adding keywords it also provides keyword suggestions.
You can add more than 5 keywords through Rank math filter.
Why adding focus keywords is important?- If you don’t tell rank math what to cook then how your SEO recipe will be ready.
I recommend you to don’t touch advanced option , if you want to add schema (as we already talked about ) then you can add it from schema option.
Let’s directly move to Social option.
Click on Preview and Edit Social Media, a pop up will appear.
From here you can share your post on social media platforms.
Add a image, edit the title and description and share the post.
How to pass in Rank Math SEO test?
Does high Rank Math SEO score means high ranking?-
No, it’s not true. Having a 100/100 score doesn’t means that you will rank high on Google.
But your post should have a score of at least 80/100.
Your main goal should not have a high score but it should be using the right keywords ( related LSI keywords ) and writing high-quality content.
How to have a high SEO score in Rank Math SEO plugin-
- Write catchy titles. Use power words ( ultimate, hack, best, how-to, etc), numbers in your title. Include your focus keyword at the beginning of the title.
- Include your focus keyword in the meta description ( write a great engaging overview).
- Include your keyword in the alt text.
- Write short URLs ( only your focus keyword).
- Include your keywords in the subheading.
- Internal and External Linking ( link to high authority websites).
- Include images and videos.
- Write short paragraphs ( maximum 3-4 sentences).
- Include your focus keyword in the introduction and LSI keywords in the content ( beware of keyword stuffing).
- Content length should be at least 1000 words. ( 1500-2500 words great) ( above 2500 words excellent).
- See- FREE SEO ultimate Guide
Rank Math Vs Yoast SEO ( Race)
As I said above that I conducted a race between these seo plugins. Yoast SEO wins only in 1st round ( rating and downloads) while 2nd (features) and 3rd round ( free) winner was rank math seo plugin.
But How? Let’s see-
- Yoast SEO doesn’t provide a 404 monitor option even in their premium version.
- AMP feature is provided in the premium version of the Yoast SEO plugin.
- Similarly Link Counter, Redirection, Search Console and Image optimization features are available in Rank Math but not in Yoast SEO
- You can optimize for 5 keywords in rank math SEO but only 1 keyword is allowed in Yoast SEO ( more keywords in premium version)
The biggest pro of Rank math SEO plugin is that it provides so many features for FREE.
Rank Math SEO plugin Review 2020
According to me this is the best seo plugin out there for all type of bloggers.
There are many new features that are being introduced in this plugin. The developers are trying hard to not lose the race.
So, download rank math seo plugin now. ( you will start getting good results).
Is Rank Math better than Yoast?
Yes Rank Math is better than Yoast becuase of its more FREE features.
Is Rank Math Free?
Yes Rank math seo plugin is completely free for now. ( No rank math premium)
What if I find any issue while using Rank math plugin?
Contact them on their Facebook group.
Visit Rank Math Forum and ask your questions.
You can see rank math tutorial or detailed documentation.
Final Thoughts on Rank math Review
My main goal for writing rank math review was to tell that there is a better seo plugin than Yoast in market which includes many features for FREE.
Rank math will soon introduce their premium version ( extra great features), but for now its free and best wordpress seo plugin out there.
How you like this review? Which plugin are you using- Comment