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The tab options will be revealed.
You can do that by going to the Plugins screen, and locating the plugin. Then, hover your mouse over it to reveal the options, and click Deactivate.
The Tools screen will open.
So, you decided to migrate from Rank Math to Yoast SEO. Welcome on board! Since you chose to use Yoast SEO, you may be worried that you will lose valuable data like your keyphrases, SEO titles, and meta descriptions. However, that won’t be a problem. You can easily import all that data with Yoast SEO.
Deactivate Rank Math.
Migrating to Yoast SEO from Rank Math.
When the plugin cleans up the data, you will receive a notification on the top of the screen.
In this article, we mention the configuration wizard. In Yoast SEO 17.7, we’ve replaced the configuration wizard with the new configuration workout. Check out this help article to read how to use the configuration workout!
For example, check if your focus keyphrase is there. Also, click the Google Preview button and check if your SEO title and meta description are in order.
To migrate from Rank Math to Yoast SEO follow these steps:
If you are not sure how to do this, take a look at the article – How to create a backup for your WordPress site.
The time it takes to do the import depends on the amount of data you have. Once the importing is done you will see a notification on the top of the screen.
The Import and Export settings will open.
That’s it! You can now use Yoast SEO (Premium). Need some more information on using Yoast SEO? These articles are a good place to start:
Get started with Yoast SEO.
No! You should absolutely not use two WordPress SEO plugins. Just choose one of these plugins for your site.
The analysis only gives three overall scores – red (bad), yellow, or green (good). You can also see a list of individual tips and whether your content is optimized for those tips.
For example, if you just want a plugin to set SEO titles and meta descriptions and make some basic on-page optimizations, both are pretty much equal in that respect.
If you want to see a detailed feature comparison between the free, Pro, and Business plans, you can scroll down to the table on the Rank Math pricing page:
Rank Math puts its settings in a sidebar panel that’s accessible from the top-right corner. The icon to open the settings also gives you a nice summary of your content’s optimization:
Can I Use Two SEO Plugins?
Trying to choose between Rank Math vs Yoast SEO as your WordPress site’s SEO plugin?
So – I guess my final thoughts could be summarized like this:
Finally, the Social tab lets you set up your social graph information.
In 2021, these are the two most popular SEO plugins and both are great tools that can help you set your site up for success in Google’s rankings.
Let’s go through the premium pricing of each…
For the core plugin, you’ll pay $89 but that only allows use on a single site. For more sites, you only get a tiny discount on additional licenses:
Basically, if you only have a single site, Rank Math will still be more affordable. And if you have multiple sites, Rank Math is going to be a lot more affordable.
3X All In One SEO’s new download count (
Yoast SEO can do all of that…but only in the premium version.
The other tabs in the sidebar let you:
For example, in the schema tab, you can choose from different types of schema markup:
Now, let’s talk about what all the cool stuff above is going to cost you.
Rank Math’s analysis is a score out of 100, which gives you a detailed look at optimization. As I mentioned above, I also find its suggestions a little more useful and detailed than Yoast SEO, especially when it comes to readability analysis ( which Rank Math lumps into the overall score – there aren’t separate scores like in Yoast SEO ).
Wondering what we use? We use Yoast SEO here at WPKube and I also use Yoast SEO on my own sites.
Yoast SEO is the big name in WordPress SEO. It’s been around forever (since 2010) and it’s become synonymous with “WordPress SEO” in a lot of people’s minds. It’s by far the most popular SEO plugin and it’s also just flat out one of the most popular WordPress plugins ever .
Yoast SEO gives you two ways to access its settings:
Of course, whether those things are game-changers really depends on how you’re using the SEO plugin. Personally, I just use my SEO plugin to implement some basic on-page stuff and then set the SEO titles and meta descriptions for my posts. I don’t need a redirect manager or multiple keyword analysis, or anything like that.
Ease of Use/Interface.
The meta box has four tabs. In the SEO tab, you can set up the title/description and view a live preview. You can also add a focus keyphrase and view SEO analysis tips:
Rank Math only has two pricing plans for its premium version:
Clicking that will expand the sidebar, divided into tabs.
On the backend, you’ll get a dedicated dashboard to manage settings and access tools:
Personally, I find the metabox to be a bit easier to work with, so I’ll focus on that.
With the introductions out of the way, let’s compare Rank Math vs Yoast SEO in terms of the features that they offer. To make this easier to scan, I’ll do this in table format. Here’s what the icons in the table mean:
To kick things off, let’s turn to the wisdom of the crowds and see how Rank Math and Yoast SEO compare when it comes to popularity and user reviews. This isn’t especially hands-on, but it does provide some useful context for why I said that both of these plugins can be excellent choices in their own rights.
Now that we’re nearing the end of our comparison, let’s go over some questions you might have about these two SEO plugins.