How to Setup Rank Math SEO Plugin with Optimal Settings: Hello visitors, welcome back. Today in this article, I am going to show you how to set up the Rank Math SEO plugin with the best settings. Now the question remains, Is this plugin better than Yoast?
I am sure you have heard that a lot in Facebook groups and on blogs, and my personal opinion is I think Rank Math is better than Yoast. The reason why I think it is better because this plugin offers everything of the Yoast Pro plugin. Moreover it is free that’s right there is no pro version for this plugin.
Also in my previous post I have covered – 2020 Complete SEO Tutorial.
And, in this article I am going to show you on how you can have the optimal settings for your WordPress website with the Rank Math SEO plugin.
What makes Rank Math SEO plugin different?
First, let us know what makes Rank Math SEO plugin different? This plugin does everything that Yoast Pro does and it is 66% lighter than those plugins which is pretty impressive. Multiple Focus Keywords are allowed in Rank Math.
Also, check my previous post on Best Free Keyword Finder.
Now there were some key features that stand out from this plugin against Yoast and I think some of those are the Rich Snippets and also this plugin has 404 monitor.
So, it’ll show you if people are hating a 404 page it also tells you about the actual SEO analysis about your website.
What does it do?
Rank Math also says what is good and what is bad for your website. And, what you need to work on etc.
It is great alternative to Yoast SEO Plugin. If you are using Yoast and want to switch to Rank Math? Then, keep reading this article.
Rank Math also have very cool features like it automates the image SEO, for instance you forget to put image alt tag (the title of the image for Google), this plugin will automatically set it up for all of our images automatically without having to do anything at all, which is pretty impressive.
How to Setup Rank Math SEO Plugin with Optimal Settings
First thing is you will need to do obviously is to install the Rank Math plugin.
Second let us go ahead and start with the setup wizard so when you activate this plugin you will be prompted to go to a setup wizard.
Before setup wizard, if you have installed Yoast you need to have only one, so it is going to say go ahead and click on import the settings from Yoast and you will click on import.
The following screen in the setup is your site data. Here ensure the name of your business is effectively composed, select a logo that Google will see through search and pick the right business type. In the event that you pick to import information from Yoast SEO, at that point your data will be pre-populated.
Google Search Console
Next you’ll connect your Google Search Console profile to your site. As you most likely are aware, Google Search Console is an extraordinary console for SEO in light of the fact that it gives you how well your site is performing and any errors or warnings that your site may have from an internet searcher point of view.
On the off chance that you have not signed up for Google Search Console, click here to set up a profile for your site.
Next you’ll setup your sitemaps. Sitemaps enable you to control how web crawlers explore your site and furthermore what content they list.
This is significant in light of the fact that occasionally you don’t need web search tools to file everything on your site. In case you’re uncertain, go with the default settings.
This is the last stage. You’ll see various options that you can turn on or off to additionally modify your SEO settings. If all else doubt, simply go with the default settings. Two or three things to note here:
A no-index setting guides web index to not list that specific link (link for a page, post, category and so on). You should no-index links with little or no content.
A no-follow setting guides web crawlers to not think about a link when positioning a site. A few link that should be set to no-follow incorporate external connections to different sites and temporary links that will be removed sooner rather than later.
Click the Save and Continue button. Now you’ve finished the Optimal Settings of Rank Math SEO Plugin.
Let’s go to some Advance options and explore 404 + Monitors.
404 + Monitor
Next you’ll customize the 404 settings and link redirection. 404 mistakes are frustrating to guests as well as an awful pointer for web indexes. Web search tools need to send traffic to joins that are available. 404 error impart an absence of thoughtfulness regarding a site and will cost you positioning. Feel free to turn on 404 monitoring.
Now your site is genuinely optimally enhanced when all is said in done however it’s not the end. Rank Math SEO gives you more tools at the page and post level for you to include more customization, for example, title and descriptions, focus keywords.
Take few more minutes get familiar with these settings as they’ll become very helpful for you to achieve higher ranking for your contents. OR If you want me to cover advance settings in this blog, then do let me know in the comments section.