Rank Math vs Yoast SEO: Which One Is Better for SEO? (2020 Edition)

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Trying to decide between Rank Math vs Yoast SEO to handle search engine optimization on your WordPress site?

If you want to optimize WordPress SEO, you absolutely need an SEO plugin. And when it comes to WordPress SEO plugins, Yoast SEO is definitely the biggest name in town and has been since pretty much the beginning of WordPress.

However, while Yoast SEO does get most of the press, that doesn’t mean it’s your only quality option for SEO on WordPress. There are several other popular plugins including Rank Math, the one that we’re going to be comparing with Yoast SEO.

Rank Math is a relative newcomer (when compared to Yoast SEO), but it’s rapidly grown in popularity and has a legion of loyal fans, as evidenced by its official Facebook group.

So, which one should you pick in the Rank Math vs Yoast SEO comparison? Well, that’s the topic of this post.

We’re not necessarily going to pick a “winner” and “loser”. Instead, we’re just going to highlight what each plugin does well and how they compare so that you can pick the option that best fits your needs, knowledge level, and budget.

We’ll start by introducing each option in a little more detail. Then, we’ll compare them in-depth in a variety of categories.

Ready? Let’s dive in!

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Rank Math vs Yoast SEO — Introductions

To kick things off, we’ll quickly introduce Yoast SEO and Rank Math to set the stage for our more hands-on comparison.

Yoast SEO

Originally launched all the way back in 2010, Yoast SEO is by far the most popular WordPress SEO plugin. It was founded by Joost de Valk, who was an SEO consultant before launching Yoast SEO.

In many ways, Yoast SEO is kind of the “de facto” WordPress SEO plugin. For example, if you read a tutorial about WordPress SEO, it’s probably going to just assume that you’re using Yoast SEO.

Beyond being the most popular WordPress SEO plugin, it’s also just generally one of the most popular WordPress plugins of all time, with over 288 million downloads to date.

Rank Math

Rank Math, on the other hand, is the WordPress SEO upstart. It was launched in late 2018, though it had been in development for multiple years before that. While the SEO plugin is new, Rank Math comes from an established WordPress development team in MyThemeShop.

Since its launch, Rank Math has rapidly grown in popularity and it now deserves the crown of the second-most popular WordPress SEO plugin*. In under two years, it’s gone from pretty much zero to an active install count of over 500,000 sites, which is impressive for a WordPress plugin. It’s accomplished this growth largely on the back of a lengthy free feature list, as you’ll see below.

*Technically, All In One SEO Pack is the second-most popular plugin by active install count at WordPress.org. However,



This article was written by Matteo Duò and originally published on Blog – Kinsta.

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