So what is the Rank Math plugin and what is it for? It’s a Search Engine Optimization plugin for WordPress websites that makes it easy for anyone to optimise their content (blog posts). Does that answer the question? No? That’s why I am doing this Rank Math Plugin Basic Review 2021.
Why is it basic? To whet your appetite for more. Too much information all at once can be offputting, so I am showing you why it is so good without overloading you with detail.
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Why I care!
I came across it early last year and decided to try it out on one of my websites. Why? Because it seemed like a good idea as SEO has always been a bit of a mystery to me. Well, we can’t always pick up everything all at once.
My websites all had the ‘all-in-one-SEO plugin’. Maybe I could have done more with that but I have no idea what and now I don’t need to learn about it.
Though to be honest, SEO is still a mystery to me, I find it complicated. But luckily for me, I discovered the Rank Math plugin and downloaded the free version to test out on one website. It wasn’t long before I added it to all my websites.
I liked it so much and was so impressed that I went for the multi-site Pro version! I have to say, that for me, it was worth every penny.
Anything that helps my business is wonderful in my book!
Want to know more?
I am not very technical at all. Things that are complicated I devour in small bite size pieces to integrate it better. What has that got to do with the Rank Math plugin? Read on!
I was amazed by it. I left everything on the default settings mainly because I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. Then I started looking at my posts because you should go over older posts anyway to tweak and improve them. Freshen them up as they say.
Well, it gave me suggestions for improvements! I like that. The more things I changed, the more all these green lights appeared.
It gives an SEO score on each post and for the first time my score had gone up a lot. I tweaked titles and added the focus keyword into the post more.
The score turned green!!!! How cool was that?
It took time but I optimised all my posts until I had a green light on each for the first time..
How it all Began
Lots of the people at Rank Math were well known bloggers before they started Rank Math & MyThemeShop. Their experiences in blogging was the catalyst that pushed them into creating Rank Math. During their various blogging careers they used a great variety of products. Despite many of then being first class, they never found a perfect solution for SEO.
There are many SEO plugins for WordPress, as you probably know, that have lot’s of features and are well made. However, none of them seemed complete, each seemed to have something missing.
Around three years ago, they decided to repair the matter once and for all. They began to form the last word SEO plugin for WordPress which may dwarf the opposite SEO plugin in features, usability, and speed. Rank Math was born.
Their goal has always been to help fellow bloggers around the world with high-quality WordPress products and creating this product was important to them.
Let’s look at a Summary of the Rank Math Features
Over three years, they created and perfected Rank Math to be the last word SEO plugin. Rank Math is more advanced, has more features, and is more powerful than other SEO plugins.
- Solves SEO problems that you simply didn’t even know you had. for instance, Rank Math has an in-built keyword rank tracker which tracks your post’s position within the SERPs. Not only that, but Rank Math also emails you when your posts first start appearing within the search results. this provides you an unprecedented advantage to optimise your posts around new keywords.
Rank Math does all that while saving you money that you would have paid out for a rank tracker.
- Migrating from other SEO plugins is very easy. Rank Math can copy all the specified settings from your existing plugin during one click. you’ll start taking advantage of Rank Math’s power just a few minutes after installation.
- Advanced SEO Analysis – Rank Math features a sophisticated SEO analysis and testing tool. This tool performs quite 20 SEO tests on your website and recommends you the only settings to understand the foremost traffic.
- Setup Wizard – The plug in automatically configures itself once it is installed. The installation and setup wizard helps you to connect to the Rank Math site via Google so it works straight away.
- Advanced Redirection Manager – Rank Math allows you to found out and manage many redirects during a few clicks. Importing and exporting redirects is simple and quick, and you will set individual redirects as 301 or 302 redirects.
- 404 Monitor – Broken links are hard to hunt out and fix. Rank Math’s advanced 404 monitor finds all the 404 links on your site and allows you to redirect them in just a few of clicks.
- Bulk Title and outline Editor – Keywords within the title have a big SEO impact. Rank Math’s bulk editing feature allows you to update all of your post’s titles and descriptions in bulk, saving you time and money.
- Search Engine Verification – Rank Math allows you to verify your website with multiple search engines and social networks right from your WordPress Admin.
- Google Webmaster Integration – Rank Math integrates with Google Webmaster tools to fetch your website’s index status and other ranking data. This data is then presented in a simple to know way, right inside your WordPress admin.
- Automated Image SEO – Properly optimized images are essential for image SEO. Rank Math automatically appends images with ALT tags and Title tags to reinforce your image SEO.
- Multiple Rich Snippet Support – Using the proper meta tags has never been easier with Rank Math’s native Rich Snippet Support. Rank Math can add news, article, blog, recipe, video and more meta tags to your content with the press of a button.
- News Sitemap – If you run a news site, you’ll love the news sitemap feature in Rank Math. This feature creates a Google-compatible news sitemap and allows you to submit it in just a few of seconds.
- Video Sitemap – Rank Math’s video sitemap feature helps in getting your videos indexed quickly. in only a few of clicks, Rank Math can create a compatible video sitemap which you’ll undergo multiple search engines.
- Local SEO Optimization – Ideal for local businesses as they can take advantage of Rank Math’s Local SEO optimisation features. Using these features ensures that your local business website ranks in Google for your intended keywords.
- WooCommerce Support – The wonderful features of Rank Math aren’t limited only to blogs. E-commerce websites can also leverage Rank Math to optimize their product pages for more traffic with the WooCommerce integration.
What do I think?
I love this plug-in unreservedly. It has a set up wizard that takes you through the process step by step, simple and easy, just the way I like it.
It has made a massive difference to my website as it leads me through the different things I need to check before pressing publish.
When I first got this and it showed me SEO scores, I had 20-30 if I was lucky. Being in the green was a far off dream.
As I worked through old posts using it the scores gradually changed from red, to yellow and then to green which was celebration time.
The first few took the longest, as always, but I soon got the hang of it and the rest were a bit quicker. It wasn’t long before I put it on all my websites and I have never regretted it. After having so much of an improvement I decide to go for the PRO version and I have to say it is even better.
This is, in my opinion, an excellent plugin. This helped me enormously to get my SEO up to scratch on published posts and on all the posts I have written since. Anything that aids my success and saves me time is good.
If you want to improve your SEO alone, this is worth getting for that but there is so much more to it. With the Pro version the features are continually growing and improving. Plus for now, with the PRO version, you get to use it on as many websites as you like.
I suspect in the future you may need to pay a higher price to use on more websites, a good reason to get it now.
Although, I will say, try the Free version first, after all what suits me, may not suit you. Having said that though, I think you will probably love it as much as I do.
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