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Rank math SEO

Rank Math is one of the popular add-ons for improving search results and improving the visibility of sites in search engines. Rank Math has many features and features and some consider it better than Yoast SEO plugin.

With Rank Math, you can control keywords, analyze text, add sitemaps, integrate with webmaster tools, and much more. There is also a paid version of the add-on with additional features, Rank math Pro.

In this article, we will learn about, what are the features offered by Rank Math? What is the difference between Rank Math and Yoast SEO? What does Rank math Pro offer?

Features offered by Rank Math

This add-on offers many features that help you improve your site’s visibility and ranking in search engines, including:

1- full control

First of all, RankMath provides the ability to control all features in terms of turning them on or off from the control panel, and this is what distinguishes it from other SEO plugins.

2- Role Manger

This feature in Rank Math allows you to control the users’ permissions, in terms of editing, editing, and more. Where you can control the powers (administrator, editor, writer, contributor, subscriber, translator).

3- Keywords

The most important thing that distinguishes Rank Math from Yoast SEO is that Rank Math allows you to target 5 keywords with its free version, unlike Yoast which only allows you to target one word.

Not only that, but you can also work on increasing keywords within the same article, by adding the following code in the template editor file of your site:

 * Allow changing the meta keywords from the default Focus Keywords.
 * @param string $keywords Keywords.
add_filter( 'rank_math/frontend/keywords', function( $keywords ) {
 return $keywords;


What does Rank Math do for keyword analysis?

  • Check the presence of the keyword phrase in the SEO title, (Meta Description) and in the URL.
  • Shows you the keyword’s impression rate.
  • Check the presence of the keyword in the titles and in the images.
  • Show you whether the keyword has been used on the site before or not.

Another difference is, Rank Math checks for the presence of the keyword at the beginning of the article, while Yoast Seo checks for the presence of the keyword at the beginning of the article.

3- Edit Snippet

The Rank Math extension provides the ability to edit the snippet so you can edit the article title, change the URL, change the description, or the extension can automatically put this information in.

3- Page Preview – Page Preview

RankManth provides the ability to preview what a post will look like and what the SEO title, description, and URL will look like on both mobile and desktop.

The mobile preview looks like this:

The desktop preview looks like this:

4- Preview the page in social media

Unlike Yoast, the free version of RankManth allows you to preview the appearance of the page on both Facebook and Twitter, add the image of the Facebook post, for example, as well as add the title and description.

5- Internal link suggestions

This feature is provided by RankMac for free, unlike the Yoast add-on which needs to be upgraded to Yoast Premium to activate this feature.

With this feature, the extension will provide you with suggestions for internal links related to your article to be added (this helps to improve search results and saves you the trouble of searching for the appropriate links).

To activate this feature, you have to go to (Rank Math >> TITLES & META)

After activation you will have two suggestions:

  • Show suggestions based on the title of articles.
  • Based on the key phrases.
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6- Readability Check

Rank Math, checks readability for SEO title and for written content, checking:

  • The presence of the keyword phrase at the beginning of the SEO title.
  • The presence of numbers in the title of SEO.
  • Use short sentences.
  • Use images or videos within the article.

RankMath’s readability analysis is easier than the analysis by Yoast

7- Edit robots.txt or .htaccess files.

Rank Math enables you to easily modify your .htaccess or robots.txt files from within the plugin’s control panel.

You have to go to ( Rank Math >> General Setting ) and make the adjustments you want

8- Create a sitemap – Sitemap

Site map, one of the important things that you should pay attention to to improve your site in search engines, as it helps search engines to navigate your site well and thoughtfully.

A sitemap is an index of all the content on your site, which helps search engines easily discover your content. By using a sitemap, you can be sure that Google and other search engines will know all the content on your site, whether they index it or not.

Rank Math has many options to control what you want to do to create a map of your site, such as:

  • Links Per Sitemap: Specifies the maximum number of items per page.
  • Images in Sitemaps: Do you want to include images in the map.
  • Include Featured Images: Do you want to include the featured image for the article or not.
  • Exclude Posts: Do you want to exclude specific posts or articles from the inclusion.
  • Exclude Terms: The ability to exclude an entire taxonomy.
  • Ping Search Engines: Like the process of notifying or alerting search engines to a sitemap update.

RankMath also includes many other options to control and create a map of your site.

9- Webmaster Tools

RankMath integrates with the Search Console, where you can check, manage and view your data through the extension’s control panel.

You can do:

  • Verify and manage your site with Search Console
  • Manage your data and get all the information about your location.
  • Add sitemap.

10- Directions

Rank Math, its free version, offers the ability to redirect links to a new link or place, unlike Yoast SEO where you need to switch to the paid version to do so.

Options available in Rank Math:

  • 301 permanent transfer.
  • 302 Temporary Transfer.
  • 307 Temporary redirect.
  • 410 deleted content.
  • 451 Content not found.

11 – Import and Export

Rank Math provides the ability to import your SEO settings from another addon or export your settings for use on another site. For example, you can import your SEO settings from (Yoast SEO or All in One SEO).

You can export:

  • General Settings
  • Title and description
  • Sitemap settings
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  • Redirects

12- Website analysis – seo analysis

An important feature that Rank Math offers is that it analyzes the SEO of your website.

You have to go to (Rank Math >> SEO Analysis), to start your SEO analysis, then Rank Math will analyze your site and its content using more than 70 different tests to help you optimize your site perfectly.

Pros and Cons of Rank Math


  • Easy to use and install and most of its features are free.
  • redirection.
  • Integration with the Google search console.
  • Content improvement and analysis.
  • Compatible with all templates
  • Work up to 5 or more keywords.
  • Ease of importing data from other SEO plugins.


  • Difficulty transitioning from Rank Math to another SEO plugin.
  • Integrating with AMP, it’s not easy

Rank Math Pro

There is a paid version of RankMath that comes at $59 per year, and it has a host of additional features over the free version, including:

1- Integration with Google Analytics

Rank Math Pro, gives you access to Google Analytics, so all your analysis and data can be seen from the extension’s dashboard.
It will show you all the information and data, so you can improve your visibility in search engines

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2- Track about 1000 keywords

Rank Math Pro, gives you the ability to track 500 keywords, and if you subscribe to the Business plan you can track 10,000 keywords.

3- Advanced Schema Generator

Sometimes the results appear on Google in a way (formatted snippets) or as the scheme is called Skima. So in case you want to work on looking this way, Rank Math Pro gives you that.
You can add a chart to (your posts, reviews, recipes), etc.

4- 404 relations

It is difficult to find and track all the 404 links on the site, but with Rank Math Pro, you can easily access these links in one place.

You get a 404 error screen, when you try to access a page that does not exist, and you have to access these links and fix them because this is bad for SEO.

5 – Optimizing search engines for images

With Rank Math, you can automatically add ALT and title tags to your photos.

This feature is useful if you have a large number of posts and articles that contain images without any alt tags. Missing title and caption attributes can also be added to images.

6- Price

normal plan

For personal website owners, it will cost $59 per year and its features:

  • Unlimited personal sites
  • Track 1000 keywords
  • 24/7 support
  • The rate of fetching data from Google is 3 days

business plan

On customer sites, this will cost $199 per year and support up to 200 customer sites and their features:

  • Customer Site Support
  • Track 20,000 keywords
  • 24/7 priority support
  • The rate of fetching data from Google is 3 days

Errors or loopholes in the Rank Math . plugin

According to some user experiences, they had problems when adding RankMath, and some of these problems were caused by the add-on viewer with templates or others

Error issue in update 1.0.49

If you see an error message on your site like this:

Fatal error: Uncaught RuntimeException: Error saving action: Error saving action: Table 'dbname.prefix_wp8o_actionscheduler_actions' doesn't exist in /…/wp-content/plugins/action-scheduler/classes/migration/ActionScheduler_DBStoreMigrator.php:44


What is the problem?

The problem is caused by an external library included in Rank Math. 

The problem might be caused by some old add-ons you have installed that didn’t remove Action Scheduler tables when they were deleted or upgraded, because of that and when Rank Math add-on tries to create new custom tables, the process fails due to this conflict.

It can also conflict with new plugins that have been installed or with the template you are using.

Most of the sites did not encounter this problem, and only a few were affected. Because few sites are using an old version of Action Scheduler and have not updated it to the latest version or removed it.

What is the solution to the problem?

To solve this problem, you can use the Repair Action Scheduler extension, which will automatically solve the problem.
You can get the extension from GitHub and if it does not work, you can try this GitHub link , to download the extension and after going to GitHub

After that, you have to go to the WordPress dashboard and then to Plugins >> Add New >> Upload Addition

After uploading and activating the extension, the extension will do its work and then deactivate it automatically. You will see messages like this:

After that, you can use Rank Math without any problems.

There is a second way to solve the problem, which is by using the Code Snippet extension , by going to Add- ons << Add New

After that, go to the special settings and press Add New

Next, you must add the following code:

;( { ;('add_action( 'init', function() { delete_option( 'schema-ActionScheduler_StoreSchema


After that, you must select the option (Only run in administration area) and press (Save and Activate button).

After that we go back and turn off the units in (Snippets) including the new one we created at the top, after that we restart Rank Math and the problem will be gone. In the end, you must deactivate the add-on after it has finished working.

There are some add-ons that can be used, to check if there is a conflict or a problem with the RankMath add-on, such as the Health Check Plugin, and to download it you have to go to Add- ons << Add New , and write the name of the extension in the search options

After that you can go to Tools << Site Health << Troubleshooting

After you enable troubleshooting mode, your site will look like you have installed your site for the first time, all plugins and themes will be disabled to find out the root cause of the problem.

Then you can try activating your existing themes or plugins to see what is causing the underlying problem or conflict.

Note: From our personal perspective, causing this damage with a large number of sites, and the complete failure of sites is considered a serious mistake (it is called a fatal error in WordPress), which indicates the weakness of the plugin’s code, and if such a problem is repeated, we advise you to move to the addition Yost .


In the end, Rank Math is a well-known add-on for improving search results and a strong competitor to Yoast, especially since the free version of RankMath has more features than the free version in Yoast.

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