Rank Math Review 2021: Is Rank Math the best WordPress SEO Plugin?

In this Rank Math review, you will find out why I use this plugin on my blog and how to properly set it up on your blog.

Let’s be real, a search engine optimization (SEO) plugin won’t take your blog or your post to the number one position in the search engines.

An SEO plugin is just a tool that will help you with your SEO strategy for highly ranking your blog or site.

With this, I want to say that first you have to focus on creating good quality content that will help your audience with their problem, and then think about how you will rank your site or your posts.

If you want to know more about SEO, you can read this post: Search Engine Optimization Tutorial for Beginners.

So with that in mind, when the time comes to choose a WordPress SEO plugin for your blog or site, you will find a lot of alternatives and making a decision will be difficult.

For me, the two best choices right now are:

  • Yoast
  • Rank Math

Yoast and Rank Math can help you to rank your post on Google and Bing right now. Both plugins have a different approach to SEO and prioritize different things.

Sadly, you cannot use both plugins at the same time. I mean, you can do it, but it’s not good for the SEO of your blog or site.

I will write a Rank Math vs Yoast post, but if you want to know more about Yoast SEO, you can read this post: How to set up the Yoast SEO WordPress plugin.

So, let’s start this review.

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Rank Math Review

Let’s start this Rank Math review with a question:

What is Rank Math?

Rank Math is an SEO WordPress plugin made by the company My Theme Shop, and for that, one of the big benefits is a perfect match between their themes and their plugin.

What I can tell you, in this Rank Math review, is that this tool is an all-in-one WordPress SEO plugin.

This is true because this SEO WordPress plugin gives you a great amount of tools that you can use to improve your ranking in the search engines.

For example, with this SEO WordPress plugin, you can audit your site and this tool will give you a score from over one hundred factors—amazing for a free plugin.

Beside the score, you will see in detail what you have to fix in order to rank high on Google, Bing and other search engines.

Also, you can optimize every single one of your pages and posts with up to five keywords with this plugin, and by comparison, most other free WordPress SEO plugins limit you to a single keyword per page.

One thing I can say right now in this Rank Math review, is that this plugin is lightweight, and that is good for your website or blog.

Another thing you must know from this Rank Math review, is that this plugin has two versions: the free one and the pro one.

In this Rank Math review, I will cover the most important part of this SEO WordPress plugin for both versions.

Rank Math is easy to install

In this Rank Math review, you will see how easy it is to install this SEO WordPress plugin in your blog or site.

The first thing that you have to do is go to Plugins, then Add New and look for Rank Math.

the technology savvy add plugin rank math

Then you will have to connect to your account of this plugin. It is not mandatory to create an account in this SEO WordPress plugin, but I would recommend it.

the technology savvy rank math connect your account

Now, you will have to choose between three ways to set up this SEO WordPress plugin: easy, advanced and custom mode (only if you buy the Pro version ).

In this Rank Math review, my recommendation to you is that you choose the easy way; later you can customize the setup to your needs.

the technology savvy rank math start wizard

If you had been using Yoast SEO before, this is the moment you import all your data to Rank Math.

the technology savvy import yoast seo rank math wizard

Now, in this part, you have to say if your website or blog is: a personal blog, community blog/new site, personal portfolio, small business site, web-shop or another alternative.

Also, add a logo for Google and a default social share image.

the technology savvy rank math choose blog type logo for google default social share image

This is not mandatory, but if you want, you can connect your Google Search Console and Google Analytics to this SEO WordPress plugin. To do this you need to have a free account.

In this Rank Math review, my recommendation to you is that you connect your Google Search Console and Google Analytics to the SEO WordPress Plugin.

the technology savvy rank math google connect

And that is all. Your SEO WordPress plugin is ready to use.

the technology savvy rank math review plugin ready

In this Rank Math review, I will now show you how to improve your site or blog with this plugin.

Configure Individual Rank Math Modules

Ok, it is time in this Rank Math review to show you how to use this SEO WordPress plugin to increase your search engine ranking.

Like I told you before, in this Rank Math review, this plugin can help with the SEO of your pages and posts.

But first you need to go to the plugin and set up a few things.

What I am going to show you, in this Rank Math review, is what works for me. You can use these settings as a blueprint for your blog or site.

General Settings

In this part, my recommendation is to leave everything as it is, but there are a few little things that you can improve.

For example, in General Settings, you will find the Webmaster Tool where you can connect your Google Search Console, your Bing Webmaster Tools, your Baidu Webmaster Tools and your Pinterest verification ID.

the technology savvy rank math webmaster tool

Title and Meta

In this part, one important thing you need to do is go to Homepage and write your homepage description. This is very important. Please, you need to write a good description of your website or blog.

the technology savvy rank math homepage meta description

Then, inside Post Type you will find Posts. Here you can select the default Schema Type of your posts and the default Article Type.

the technology savvy rank math tittle and meta post types

Sitemap Settings

I can tell you in this Rank Math review that this SEO WordPress plugin will automatically give you a sitemap for your blog or website.

The sitemap link that this SEO WordPress plugin gives you is the one that you have to use in Google Search Console.

the technology savvy rank math sitemap

How to use Rank Math to increase your SEO ranking?

Now, let me show you how to use this SEO WordPress plugin in this Rank Math review to increase your SEO ranking.

SEO Analysis

One of the features I like the most about this plugin is that you can get a good SEO Analysis of your website or blog.

For this, you have to go to SEO Analysis,and then you will see the analysis that Rank Math does.

What I can tell you in this Rank Math review is that no other SEO WordPress plugin does an SEO analysis, and you can get that analysis in the free version.

the technology savvy rank math seo analysis

My recommendation for you after the analysis is that you try to fix the errors.

404 monitoring

Another great feature that I would like to mention in this Rank Math review is the 404 monitoring.

According to Wikipedia, this is the definition of a 404 error page: The HTTP 404, 404 Not Found, 404, 404 Error, Page Not Found or File Not Found error message is a Hypertext Transfer Protocol standard response code, in computer network communications, to indicate that the browser was able to communicate with a given server, but the server could not find what was requested.

In simple terms, a 404 error page is when your reader clicks on a link and does not find the post.

Luckily, this SEO WordPress plugin is constantly monitoring your website or blog to warn you of a 404 error page.

Ok, those are tools that will help you with your SEO by just monitoring your site.

Now, let’s see how this SEO WordPress plugin works for categories, pages and posts.

Rank Math for Categories

Having categories is very important for bloggers because it is how you group your posts. For example, in my blog I have these categories: How to, Blogging, Hosting, Marketing, Plugins and Tools.

Inside those categories, I can even create subcategories; I have to do it for SEO purposes.

I can tell you in this Rank Math review, that this SEO WordPress plugin knows about it, and helps with the SEO for categories.

So my recommendations are:

  • Choose a keyword that indicates to Google or another search engine what the category is about.
  • This keyword must be in the slug.
  • This keyword also has to be in the description.

For example, this is my information for the blogging category:

the technology savvy rank math edit category

If everything is ok, this SEO WordPress plugin will show all the checks in green.

the technology savvy rank math all checks green category

You have to do this for every one of your categories. It is very important for your SEO efforts.

Now, the next part of this Rank Math review is to show you how this SEO WordPress plugin can help you with your pages and posts.

But I am going to take this opportunity to answer a very common question in this Rank Math review.

Like is the same recommendation for pages and post the next subtitle should be: Rank Math for pages and post.

How to score 100/100 in Rank Math?

First, you need to know that search engine optimization is a discipline, and that every SEO professional sees this field in a different way and has a different approach.

The same goes for the SEO plugins. Every one of the SEO plugins has a different way of approaching SEO.

My recommendations in this Rank Math review should help to score 100/100 in this plugin.

The score of this SEO WordPress plugin is just a series of checks, and is the way Rank Math tells if you have a good post or page that compiles all the SEO recommendations from Rank Math.

The 100/100 score is the way of this SEO WordPress plugin to see the SEO.

I am going to tell you how I get the 100/100, but please don’t get obsessed about always getting 100/100.

When you have the SEO WordPress plugin in your site and you open a new post or page, you will see this:

the technology savvy rank math new post
  1. The Rank Math score
  2. The Edi Snippet box
  3. The Focus Keyword
  4. The checks for basic SEO by Rank Math for your post or page

Ok, one thing that I have to tell you in this Rank Math review is that, even in the free version, you can rank up to 5 keywords.

This SEO WordPress plugin calls this: Focus Keyword.

The 100/100 score is related to the Focus Keyword.

Why is that?

I am going to explain this to you in this post: The Best Instagram Email Extractor: ProfileBud Review 2021.

In that post, my Focus Keywords that I want to rank on Google are: Email extractor, ProfileBud and ProfileBud Review.

So, I write my keywords in the Focus Keyword, and as you can see, my score is 4/100, and all the checks are in red.

the technology savvy focus keyword rank math

Now your keywords have to be in:

  • Your title
  • Your permalink
  • Your description

To edit this, click on Edit Snippet and a box will pop up. There you can edit your permalink and your description. The title will be the one you wrote on your post.

the technology savvy rank math edit snippet

As you can see, now the post has an higher score and some green checks.

the technology savvy rank math early score

So, to get 100/100, you have to do this:

  • You need to have 2501 words.
  • You need to write your keyword at least 24 times. If you write more than 2500 words, you will need to write your keyword more times.
  • Your title needs a Power Keyword and a number.
  • Your post needs to have at least 4 images.
  • Write short paragraphs.
  • Link to an internal post and link to an external website.

With that, you will get the 100/100 score.

the technology savvy rank math one hundred score

One tip that I can give you is that your first paragraph should be the same as your description.

This is because it is important that your keyword or keywords appear in the first paragraph.

Until now, in this Rank Math review, I have showed you all the free benefits of this SEO WordPress plugin.

But now I have to answer one important question in this Rank Math review.

Is Rank Math Pro worth your money?

The answer is yes. If you want to be an SEO pro with your blog, you will benefit from Rank Math pro, but if you are just getting started with your blog, the free version is more than enough.

The main benefit for me with Rank Math pro is the Rank Analysis that this SEO WordPress plugin gives me. However, I cannot show you, because for now it is personal data.

And also, the Rank Math Pro version gives you a Pro Schema Generator; you can choose how to present your post or page to the search engines.

the technology savvy rank math schema generator

Rank Math Review Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The free version is powerful enough to help you with your SEO efforts
  • It is a lightweight plugin
  • It is easy to use
  • The paid version has very good accessories
  • You can rank up to five keywords

Cons

  • The ranking analytics is not daily
  • There is no video tutorial on how to make a better configuration

Rank Math Review Conclusion

I wanted to show you, in this Rank Math review, that this plugin can help you with your SEO efforts, even if you only have the free version.

Rank Math lets you rank up to five keywords in the free version—that is very impressive.

Also, the Rank Math score helps you achieve all the important points of SEO, but you have to remember that this is Rank Math’s way of approaching the SEO.

Please remember that this SEO WordPress plugin is just a tool; it won’t make miracles happen. Ranking on the search engines is hard work and takes lots of patience.

Just work hard on SEO and Rank Math will help you rank on the search engines.

You will see the help of this plugin in a couple of months. Remember that SEO takes time is not immediately.

You can also read this post: Rank Math vs Yoast 2021: Which SEO Plugin is Better?

FAQ

What is Rank Math?

Rank Math is an SEO WordPress plugin made by the company My Theme Shop, and for that, one of the big benefits is a perfect match between their themes and their plugin.

Is Rank Math good?

Yes, Rank Math is a good SEO WordPress plugin that can help you rank in the search engines.

Is Rank Math free?

Yes, Rank Math is free and lets you rank up to five keywords, but it also has a Pro version.

Should I buy the Pro version?

Yes, with the Pro version, you have the Rank Math Analytics and the Pro Schema Generator.

How many keywords can I rank with Rank Math?

You can rank up to five keywords.