You must have used Yoast SEO, as it is one of the most simple and powerful SEO plugins for Beginners as well as experienced SEO Professionals & Website Owners.
I have also been using Yoast SEO for more than 2 years now. But, then one day I came across a question on Quora “Which SEO Tool is better, RankMath or Yoast SEO?”.
Although at that point in time, I had no idea about the RankMath SEO Plugin, as I have never used this plugin before. But, after reading reviews of RankMath plugins, I became so curious that I wanted to give it a try.
And Guess What:
After using RankMath SEO plugin for only 1 hour on one of my websites, now I was able to understand, why so many people are obsessed with this plugin. Why many of the reviewers have called it the “Best Yoast SEO Alternative“.
RankMath SEO Plugin surely is one of the best plugins for SEO & better than Yoast SEO, as it provides all the features of Yoast SEO along with many other features too.
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RankMath vs Yoast SEO
To help you decide which is the best SEO plugin for WordPress, I have written this comparison article so that you can easily understand the advantages of using RankMath. If you are a Yoast SEO user or you have never used RankMath before, then this surely is a dealbreaker.
Let us come to the point now and look at the 5 features which are available in RankMath (but not in Yoast) one by one:
I need not elaborate on the meaning of URL here. Having a Short URL is one of the many SEO factors as highlighted by Brian Dean of Backlinko.
If you are using Yoast SEO, you must be knowing that there is no option to automatically measure the URL length in Yoast SEO plugin as shown in the image below:
But on the contrary, RankMath provides this option in its free version of WordPress Plugin:
Title readability is basically an analysis of your post or blog titles. It analyzes the title of the blog post and provides you with this useful information given below:
- Sentiment imparted on the visitors (positive or negative)
- Whether Keyword is used at the starting of the Title or not?
- Power words used in the Title
- Whether SEO Title contains any number or not?
Following the above information can be very handy to a person who doesn’t want to go back and forth to check the headline score and write a better headline. Although the headline analyzer is not as good as Coschedule’s Headline Analyzer, but it sure is handy for many of us.
Table of Contents
Table of contents helps in organizing a long article by providing you with the direct link to a certain part of the article without having to scroll down on your own.
At present, Yoast SEO doesn’t have any option to find out whether you are using a table of contents or not. But on the other hand, RankMath SEO plugin can find out if you are using any plugin for a table of contents or not?
Use of Multimedia in Blog Post
Although Yoast SEO will show you “Images on this post does not have alt tags” but it cannot find out whether you are using any multimedia on your blog post or not.
On the other hand, RankMath SEO can easily find out if you are using any Multimedia in your blog post or not.
According to the study done by Brian Dean of Backlinko, it was found that websites using multimedia are more likely to keep visitors on the website and will provide a better user experience to the visitors.
Rich Snippet Integration
You won’t believe, how happy I was after seeing this feature in the free version of RankMath. Normally, we use other plugins such as “All in One Schema Rich Snippets” for showing rich snippets in search engines.
Still, the free version of these rich snippets plugin is only limited to some of the categories but RankMath is providing more options than many other Rich Snippets plugin.
Analyze up to 5 Focus Keywords (Bonus)
While this option is limited to 1 focus keyword in the free version of Yoast SEO, RankMath has made it available in its free version of the RankMath SEO plugin for WordPress.
Having these options feels like using premium Yoast SEO plugin and it surely is a deal-breaker for many people thinking of upgrading to Premium Yoast SEO.
Conclusion: Best Yoast SEO Alternative
According to me, RankMath surely is one of the best Yoast SEO Alternative that is present right now. You should try this plugin once if you are using the Yoast SEO plugin in WordPress.
Now it is your chance to tell me which one you like more, RankMath or Yoast SEO?
Do let me know your thoughts in the comment section below!