Yoast vs Rank Math – Which one is better for you?

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If you are doing SEO or just learning SEO you must have heard about this new WordPress plugin in the market called Rank Math in 2020

You must have this question in your mind that is Rank Math is better than Yoast?

The short answer to this question is YES. 

But, if you want to know why? Read on then. 

Well, SEOs all over the world only recommended one tool which is the old player in the game and the best one. Yes, you guessed it right. Yoast SEO.

Not anymore though.

Here are the basic reasons I found out after using it.


  • Faster
  • Easy to use
  • Better UI (My fav reason)
  • FREE (wait..this is also my fav reason)

Compared to Yoast. 

Let me tell you what do I mean when I say the word “Faster”.

You know that On-page SEO is the core of any website and for WordPress users having a plugin to help is the best thing. 

We all know that when we use more plugins with lots of features it affects our site speed. But, what if the plugin doesn’t affect that much to your site speed and still let you do all the op-page optimization you want to do?

Amazing. Right?

Look at the code size comparison between Yoast and Rank Math

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Hey, I know it’s some technical term and if you not a coder then you won’t understand much. All you need to know is your site will load faster when using Rank Math compared to Yoast.

Now, what say? want to give it a try?

Don’t worry the second advantage is also very good of Rank Math. It’s very easy to set up or migrate from one SEO Plugin to Rank Math.

And the 5 Step Setup process is just as easy as filling an online webinar form.

Rank Math 5 step Setup Full

If you are a new player in SEO and still don’t know much about SEO. This plugin will take care of all important aspects for you during the setup.

Do you know what the next thing I like about this plugin? 

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Oh Man, I just love it. You know Yoast has pretty good UI but they focus more on the functionality and UI is pretty much like old school compared to other plugins. (not SEO plugins)

Hey, I am not saying that you will have fewer functions on Rank Math. The opposite though, packing more functions then Yoast the team at Rank Math has done very well for the UI.

The UI looks more modern and you can control the functions like Redirections and Rich Snippet with one click. You won’t know how easy it is until you try it yourself though. 

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Now, you may say that. We are doing pretty much good with Yoast why should we change?

Let me tell you this secret. 

It’s completely FREE. (As of now though. They might charge in the future but who cares why not use it for now.) 

If you are using Free version of Yoast then there’s nothing to lose. 

Btw, if you choose to migrate from Yoast to Rank Math you can do it easily cause you can import all your settings from the Yoast with one click. 

Well, these are the main reasons why changed from the Yoast to Rank Math. Wait…do not go. You need to know some of my favourite cool features from Rank Math too.

Integration with Google Search Console

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Yup, you can do that. Just need to 3-5 clicks to do that. You need to authorize it just that. While in Yoast you can do that but it’s not as easy as Rank Math.

You will have your Search Console Dashboard in your WordPress Admin panle. I am too lazy to go to the search console until I need really detailed Data. So, it’s perfect for me. (btw, are lazy too? hey, don’t be lazy to share and comment on this article. Do you got that?)

Schema Markup Integration

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Yes, finally. You don’t have to use another plugin just for adding Rich Snippets. Are you with me? Do you remember it’s faster the Yoast? Well, you just removed one additional plugin man. What else you need?

Rank Math gives you this feature inbuilt. So, no more extra plugin to use Rich Snippet to make your search more appealing to the users.


The third one is really special. 

Focus Keywords Suggestions 

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Damn. Yeah. You get that right? Do you remember that Focus Keyword field in Yoast? Which let add one focus keyword? 

Well, in the free version of Yoast you can only add 1 keyword. But, here in the Rank Math, you can add 5. Dude 5 is not a small number. Okay.

And you know what. If you don’t know more than one focus keyword then Rank Math gives you keyword suggestions. Yes, just like Google Search it gives Keywords suggestion long tail included. 

Isn’t it cool feature? I don’t know about you but for me, it’s pretty cool.


So, that was all the things that I liked in Rank Math you can say this was a one-sided battle throughout the article. But, yes at the end choice is yours and yours only. I can only say that for now, Rank Math is giving good features for FREE. It might change in the future but for now, the winner is Rank Math in the battle Rank Math vs Yoast.

Which plugin you are using right now? let me know in the comments.

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