Are you a blogger? Do you have any website in WordPress? Then you may hear about SEO and its importance. For WordPress, we use SEO plugins to make our SEO work easy and more effective. Today, I will comparison Yoast SEO vs. Rank Math and try to find which plugin is the best for WordPress SEO.
Yoast SEO is one of the old & popular SEO plugins in WordPress. Also, have the most active installation and review. Mostly I use Yoast SEO on my client’s website. Now I use Rank Math also.
SEO plugin helps you to optimize your website in various ways. It helps to make your website search engine friendly. But you can’t optimize your whole website by installing an SEO plugin on your website. Thair is also some other thing to make your website SEO friendly. Like, fast-loading, mobile-friendly, etc. So, what is your website performance? Check it now.
As I told before, I have been using both plugins on the client’s websites. Both are good. But still, there are some positive & negative points in both plugins. We will discuss both plugins. Let’s find out who is the ultimate winner. Check the global trends.
Also, recently I create a poll on Facebook. I ask the audiences about their favorite WordPress SEO plugin. Now you see the poll result.
Yoast SEO is the most popular and old SEO plugin in WordPress. Yoast SEO has 5+ Million active installations with 25K+ positive feedbacks. Support 47 languages.
Rank Math SEO plugin is another excellent choice for WordPress SEO. It has 400,000+ active installations with 1K+ positive feedbacks. Support 15 languages.
Let’s start the comparison
You can find both plugins in the WordPress plugins directory. Both SEO plugins come with thair setup manager and, it’s easy to use. Maximum takes 5 minutes to finish all setup. You can easily set up your website details, schema, index feature in this setup manager. Both plugins are very good at these installation steps.
Schema.org is very useful for your website post or page. It will help you to increase CTR and provide you with google rich snippets. Like post ratings, post format, author, etc.
Yoast SEO is compatible with the schema.org. But you have to install it separately.
Rank Math SEO, by default, comes with schema.org option. You need to activate it and configure it as per your needs. It is effortless and helpful too.
Content analysis and keyword optimization are some of the essential things for any SEO plugin. It helps you to modify your content, SEO friendly, and rank better in search engine results.
In this case, the Rank Math SEO plugin is far better than Yoast SEO. In the free version of Rank Math SEO, you can add up to 5 keywords. It will give you the ultimate keywords suggestion from Google, which you can add in your focus keywords. Scan your content deeply and give recommendations accordingly. It will show the exact SEO score out of 100. You can also easily add the missing image “alt” and “title” tag with just a single click. COOL !!
In both plugins, you can add meta title, meta description according to your needs, and focus keywords.
The sitemap is the essential part when it comes to indexing your website. The search engine bot crawls the site accordingly, the sitemap.
Yoast and Rank Math both generate sitemap.xml automatically. But you can configure it accordingly to you. You may remove or add links in sitemap.xml
For example, you may remove the categories and archive part from the sitemap. It depends on you.
Do you know Google likes 404 error-free websites? 404 is one of the biggest problems in SEO. Both plugins can help you to find broken links and slove them.
But I will recommend Rank Math SEO plugin for this. With Rank Math SEO, you can easily monitor 404 links and redirects them as per your need. You can check the result from your WordPress dashboard. Do not need to check the webmaster for 404 errors.
Same as Rank Math redirects manager, you can redirect your old existing page to a new page. Also, if you found any other 404 errors, then you can change it manually.
Are you using different tools and websites for checking your website SEO score? Stop !! Rank Math comes with a free integrated SEO audit tool. That will clearly show your website SEO score. You can take necessary action according to the SEO score and improve your website quality. But as of now, thair is no such kind of tool available in Yoast SEO.
Integrated Google Search Console is another surprising move by Rank Math SEO. You can check your Google Search Console data from WordPress with the help of the Rank Math SEO plugin. You just need to authorize with Google Search Console, and you will get all the data.
You can’t find this option in the Yoast SEO plugin.
WooCommerce is one of the best e-commerce plugin available in WordPress. With the help of this plugin, you can create your online store and sell your products. Get more info about WooCommerce.
Yoast SEO and Rank Math SEO both support WooCommerce functionality, and you can easily use it.
But, in Yoast SEO, you have to pay for this for the premium version. You will get the same thing for FREE in Rank Math SEO.
In this part of extensions, Rank Math SEO is better than Yoast SEO. You will get some free and additional extensions in Rank Math SEO.
Rank Math SEO is lightweight than Yoast SEO if you want lighter SEO plugins with the same feature than you can choose Rank Math SEO.
Yes, you can use the Yoast SEO plugin. Also, you can use Rank Math SEO plugin too. You can find some extra features in Rank Math SEO, which Yoast can’t provide you, not even in the premium version.
Rank Math is a WordPress SEO plugin, which helps you optimize and analyze your content and website.
Yes. Rank Math is FREE with some mind-blowing features. That’s why Rank Math is so popular.
Yes. It is. Always try to use the updated version.
Yes. No doubt !! If you want you can use Yoast without any hesitation.
|Features||Rank Math||Yoast SEO|
|Track Keyword Ranking||✅||❌|
|No Follow Links||✅||❌|
|Ping Search Engine||✅||✅|
You can see that both Yoast SEO and Rank Math SEO is good with their feature. But as you see, Rank Math offers you lots of features for FREE, which is not in Yoast SEO. Some available in the Yoast SEO premium version.
Yoast SEO is an old SEO plugin so you can get more resources on the internet about Yoast SEO. Suppose you stuck anywhere; you can quickly get the solutions from the internet.
Another way you will get lots of free things from Rank Math SEO with better options. So, why will you pay when you get all stuff for free? Also, you get some extra addons from Rank Math SEO. From my point of view, Rank Math SEO is the winner !! No Doubt. What do you think? Comment below.
Hi, I am Sandipan Pramanick from Kolkata, India
I am very glad that you are here and checked out my website. I am a professional Graphics, Web Designer and Passionate about SEO, Digital Marketing.
I am in this field around 5+ years. Currently, I am working in a private company as a SEO & Digital Marketing Executive, Asst. Graphics – Web Designer.