ABOUT SEO RANK MATH
SEO Rank Math is a next generation SEO application. SEO or search engine optimization is the process of earning free or organic traffic from search engines. MyThemeShop developers were unhappy with the present SEO applications which need some ( to experts ) expertise in order to create a well setup and organised website for Google’s search engines. SEO Rank Math handles everything related to on-page SEO whether it is adding meta information, creating sitemaps, adding redirections, or adding Schema.
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the online visibility of a website or a web page in a web search engine‘s unpaid results—often referred to as “natural”, “organic“, or “earned” results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a website appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine’s users; these visitors can then be converted into customers. SEO may target different kinds of search, including image search, video search, academic search, news search, and industry-specific vertical search engines. SEO differs from local search engine optimization in that the latter is focused on optimizing a business’ online presence so that its web pages will be displayed by search engines when a user enters a local search for its products or services. The former instead is more focused on national or international searches.
As an Internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines work, the computer programmed algorithms which dictate search engine behavior, what people search for, the actual search terms or keywords typed into search engines, and which search engines are preferred by their targeted audience. Optimizing a website may involve editing its content, adding content, doing HTML, and associated coding to both increase its relevance to specific keywords and to remove barriers to the indexing activities of search engines. Promoting a site to increase the number of backlinks, or inbound links, is another SEO tactic. By May 2015, mobile search had surpassed desktop search. In 2015, it was reported that Google is developing and promoting mobile search as a key feature within future products. In response, many brands are beginning to take a different approach to their Internet marketing strategies.
The leading search engines, such as Google, Bing and Yahoo!, use crawlers to find pages for their algorithmic search results. Pages that are linked from other search engine indexed pages do not need to be submitted because they are found automatically. The Yahoo! Directory and DMOZ, two major directories which closed in 2014 and 2017 respectively, both required manual submission and human editorial review. Google offers Google Search Console, for which an XML Sitemap feed can be created and submitted for free to ensure that all pages are found, especially pages that are not discoverable by automatically following links in addition to their URL submission console. Yahoo! formerly operated a paid submission service that guaranteed crawling for a cost per click; however, this practice was discontinued in 2009.
Search engine crawlers may look at a number of different factors when crawling a site. Not every page is indexed by the search engines. Distance of pages from the root directory of a site may also be a factor in whether or not pages get crawled.
Today, most people are searching on Google using a mobile device. In November 2016, Google announced a major change to the way crawling websites and started to make their index mobile-first, which means the mobile version of your website becomes the starting point for what Google includes in their index.
( source wikipedia )
WHY USE SEO RANK MATH rather then YOAST SEO
To be fair I was a bit sceptic in the beginning whit just another SEO plugin for WordPress as there are some pretty good SEO plugins doing the job too. First we need to state that any SEO plugin is needed for any website to create traffic.
MyThemeShop developers started to create a more modern and definitly more intuitive plugin for WordPress, doing all necessary setup jobs automatic for you. The list of available settings is endless compared to the competition. This is not just some new plugin, this is I think the best SEO when it comes down to possible settings. Having so many settings available also creates the need for understanding any of these new settings. Well rest assured that every setting has its ‘comment box’ available (?).
Check the video link below to get a view of the initial setup and layout of SEO Rank Math. Being a new player in SEO, all site owners already run some SEO plugin like Yoast which is most used. Now you think, great I have a website running with over 500 pages or posts, how do I transfer all this already set SEO info to a new SEO plugin? Well Rank Match makes things simple as it imports all former ( and compatible !) information automatically for you.
Check out if their 3 years labour and development lead to a kind of game-changer for you. Its impressive, but might need some tweaks as do all new developed applications.
SETUP VIDEO link
FEATURES SEO overview and additional pages views :
SUPPORTED SETTINGS COMPARED
Now checkout this huge list of available settings in SEO Rank Math. I just copied this from their website as it is a lot of typing with no further use. It will show you the advantages of SEO Rank Math compared to Yoast being the mayor player in this area.
GOOGLE ANALYTICS INTEGRATED
Now having all set and done, we are anxious about the actual performance progress of our website after closing for Rank Math. I guess every administrator has Google Analytics integrated in their website in order to track views, errors and the XML files integration. Normally we need a separate plugin for his performance tracking, but Rank Math is a full featured plugin and has it already integrated. It allows you to have a full view of all tracking, errors and performance in this great tool.
Just check this overview of my WordPress and see how the search engine performs and how it informs of errors etc ! Well done developers of MyThemeShop !
Again I need to state that other less featured plugins needs payment as Rank Math is your Free and better alternative.
I need to close this review as going through every available setting would make this review a book for SEO integration. We just stick to the fact that a new player is entering this segment of SEO plugins, but not for any reason less than smashing the competition. It is a truly well designed feature rich SEO plugin for WordPress ready to import your present SEO ( Yoast or such ) and make life a little easier for you. The very best thing of Rank Math is that it beats any competition but is Free and downloadable from WordPress for anybody. The SEO setup will check if your website and plugins are compatible with Rank Math before importing and further setup of features. It’s just a 1-Click operation and you’re basically set and done.
Just checkout the video’s and online example and if you’re convinced this is your missing plugin, just download and run it. MyThemeShop’s three years development deserves a true 5 stars reward form us. Well done MyThemeShop.