If you’re an avid OceanWP user and have recently installed our theme, you may have noticed that we make a few plugin recommendations. After all, you might be on this page because you’re trying to find out more about one of the plugins we recommend – Rank Math.
So without further ado, in this post, we’ll run through the reasons we chose to recommend the Rank Math WordPress SEO plugin and why we use it on our website.

1. Rank Math + OceanWP = An Unbeatable Combination

Before we jump into taking a look at the specific features that we love about the Rank Math plugin, let’s take a look at why OceanWP and Rank Math specifically are an unbeatable combination.

We’ve worked directly with the Rank Math plugin developers to ensure that our theme is as SEO-friendly as possible and works seamlessly with the plugin’s existing powerful Schema.org implementation for all of OceanWP’s elements, sidebars, footers and so forth.

2. Seriously, all of this is free - we’re not kidding 💸

Here’s a quick look at some of our favorite features that are freely available in the Rank Math SEO plugin:

  • Deep Schema Markup Integration for Over 14 Types of Content.
  • Latent Semantic Indexing Keyword Tool Built-in.
  • Track your keyword rankings, click-through ratio, and other important metrics right from your WordPress dashboard.
  • Easily initiate a 12-Step SEO Audit – helps identify issues on your website that may be preventing your site from ranking in search.
  • Built-in 404 Monitor & Redirections Support.
  • Create sitemaps that can easily be submitted to the Google Search Console.
  • Breadcrumbs are useful in helping Google’s bots better understand a website’s hierarchy and make it easier for users to understand where they currently are on a website. In case you missed it, Google replaced site URLs in search results and now uses site names and breadcrumb paths instead for mobile search snippets. Rank Math automatically adds the structured data (markup) to your website so you don’t have to go through the tedious process of doing this yourself.
There currently isn’t a paid version of Rank Math available just yet and the good news is that all of the awesome features that are currently available in the free version are and always will remain completely free. We believe that this truly shows what they’re trying to do for the entire WordPress community in helping them truly take control of their website’s on-page SEO and optimize their websites to rank as highly as possible without just trying to make money off of every little feature.
This additionally makes us extremely eager to see what’s in store for the future of Rank Math and what extra functionality they’ll be introducing to help us take our SEO to a whole new level (again).

3. It makes everything easy (the way it should be) 😅

Everything from Rank Math’s 404 Monitor all the way down to their redirections module and improved SEO Meta Box makes technical SEO easy, the way they should be.
Once activated, you can easily use the 404 Monitor to keep track of URLs where your website’s visitors run into errors. That data can then be used together with the Redirections module to easily redirect broken pages or deleted content to more relevant pages on your website.

All you need to do is click the Redirect button on any of the links that appear in the 404 Monitor’s logs.

And you’ll be taken straight to the redirections page to add a redirect – as shown below:

This is something we love because it not only makes sure that we aren’t accidentally serving our own visitors with 404 pages unknowingly but it also makes it extremely easy (and fast) to implement the correct redirect so we can fix it before anyone else notices it.

4. The user interface is second to none 🥇

Rank Math’s user interface is really nice to work with and the plugin is extremely fast (more on speed coming up). In contrast to most if not all other SEO plugins for WordPress, Rank Math isn’t riddled with annoying upsells and advertisements that clutter the WordPress admin area – what used to be a productive workspace. This is definitely on the list of reasons why we use Rank Math and recommend it to OceanWP users – we doubt anyone would really want

As we’re about to come onto, Rank Math is really fast. And this is in part due to the sheer amount of thought that went into the design of the user interface. It’s simple and nice to work with on a daily basis. The free plugin isn’t riddled with advertisements and upsells that continuously try to encourage you to buy something else from them which is something we’ve seen a lot in our days of working with WordPress.

5. Rank Math is the fastest search engine optimization plugin 💨

As you will come to realize when using the plugin, Rank Math incredibly fast.

Here at OceanWP, we truly care about and pride ourselves in developing with performance in mind. Nobody should be forced to wait for your website to load and slower websites are known to have lower conversion rates.

Thanks to a leaner codebase and a plugin that makes fewer database queries on page load, switching to Rank Math is an easy choice if you care about performance at all.

6. A Schema.org Implementation that makes sense 📜

Rank Math also makes it extremely easy to configure your posts, pages and custom post types for all of the following Rich Snippet types:
  • Article Rich Snippets
  • Book Rich Snippets
  • Course Rich Snippets
  • Event Rich Snippets
  • Job Posting Rich Snippets
  • Local Business Rich Snippets
  • Music Rich Snippets
  • Person Rich Snippets
  • Product Rich Snippets
  • Recipe Rich Snippets
  • Restaurant Rich Snippets
  • Review Rich Snippets
  • Service Rich Snippets
  • Software/App Rich Snippets
  • Video Rich Snippets

Schema is more important than ever now that voice search is an integral part of Google search as a whole. There’s really never been a better time to make it easier for Google to understand your website’s content using Rank Math’s Schema.org Markup implementation. With Rank Math, you finally have the ability to take complete control of your website’s on-page SEO.

7. The tight Google Search Console Integration 🔗

Another feature we think you’ll really love is the Google Search Console integration. Easily view key metrics and check important information such as rankings, sitemaps that have been submitted to Google and more right from the WordPress admin dashboard.

8. Support is available for non-paying users 🙋‍♂️

Their extensive documentation together with their amazing customer support works 24/7 to make sure that no question is left unanswered. Now that you’re using Rank Math, you’re also more than welcome to join this Facebook community of fellow WordPress users passionate about search engine optimization.

Not many plugins provide support to non-paying users apart from limited support on the WordPress.org support forums and we think the comfort of their active community of developers and users is unbeatable.

9. Quick & Easy migrations from Yoast & others! 🥳

Moving over couldn’t be easier so what are you waiting for! Here’s a brief overview of how to ensure that you retain the data from the old SEO plugin you were using:
  1. Leave the old SEO plugin you were using before active.
  2. Install and activate the Rank Math WordPress plugin.
  3. Use Rank Math’s one-click migration and setup wizard to start the migration process + let the magic happen! 🚀 (it supports migrations from Yoast, All In One SEO Pack and SEOPress).
Our partnership with Rank Math is all a part of OceanWP’s ongoing effort to grow, evolve, innovate and provide the best possible experience to users so we can turn your dream of designing a successful website into a reality.

If you have anything to add or have a question for us – please feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

This Post Has 44 Comments

    1. Alex de Borba

      Hello Maahi,

      Glad you are, and we genuinely hope you enjoy the combination of both as your workflow.

      Thank you for the comment.

  1. Harley

    Please explain the migration and what you mean by “Leave the old SEO plugin you were using before active.” I have been using yoast but i would like to give it a try based on your recommendation. I will be expecting the feedback to enable me install and active as well as migrate. Thank you

    1. Alex de Borba

      Hello Harley,

      Rank Math SEO has quite of strong support documentation online, regarding migrating from your existing plugin, you may find this handy: https://rankmath.com/kb/import-export-settings/

      Besides that, there is also a support group through Facebook, quite active and easy to find through a simple search.

      Thank you for your comment.

  2. Kathir

    Rank math is awesome, i am using this plugin from beta phase.. It’s provides all the features Which PRO version of other SEO Plugins..

    1. Alex de Borba

      Hello Kathir,

      Glad you enjoy Rank Math SEO as much as we do, and yes, the free version of the plugin covers much of what is offered as paid features elsewhere.

      Thank you for your comment.

  3. After I discovered Rank Math I just tested it, after some plugin updates, I definitely stopped using Yoast as the main SEO plugin for WordPress.
    I’m an SEO expert, a fan of OceanWP since the early versions and now Rank Math as a great tool!

    1. Alex de Borba

      Hello Gustavo,

      Pleased to know you are enjoying Rank Math SEO as much as we do, and definitely, a good alternative when it comes to comparing it to other plugins alike, mostly because it is entirely free.

      Since you are a fan of OceanWP, now strengthened with Rank Math SEO, we are confident you will keep your enthusiasm high with our newest updates.

      Thank you for your comment.

  4. Issahaku Adam

    I am using OceanWP and Rank Maths and it’s better than the first two SEO plugins I used earlier. No issues at all!

  5. Sagar Deva

    I become fan of rank math plugin. The day i remembered i first use rank math on 1st of november and from that day i always use rank math on all of my website.

  6. Serge

    Great !!! I use oceanwp on my website and i am going to use Rank Math. Thank you for this article.

    1. Alex de Borba

      Hello Serge,

      You are more than welcome, and we are pleased to know you opted by choosing it as your SEO plugin.

      Best of luck with your website.

  7. Knifefeed

    This plugin has so much more features than yoast but yoast is been in the seo game for so long and I have trust that it won’t crash. how much is the possibility of rank math getting crash.

    1. The team behinds it does extensive testing before releasing a new update, but as any other plugin, mistakes can happen however, Rank Math SEO is known for quick-turn rounds when it comes to fix issues reported by its users.

  8. Rian

    I think at this point of time Rank Math is the best SEO plugin. If fact it’s better than many other paid plugins. On top of that support is just awesome. I am using Rank Math and extreamly happy with it.

  9. Dee

    How does Rank Math perform with WooCommerce? Will it speed up my site’s performance?

    1. Rank Math SEO will not optimise your WooCommerce performance mostly because it is a SEO toolset and not a performance plugin. It will on the other hand, help you to index your products faster, and optimise the titles, description etc as well as to add propose schemas to the products you sell, helping you to rank higher on Search Engines such as Google.

  10. Haji Furoda

    I Will try it next, based on article and comment above this plugin give a better method than the popular SEO plugin

  11. Michael

    I use OceanWP in combination with RankMath on my website. Both are full of helpfull features and the best, my site is really loading very fast. Writing new blog post in combination with RankMath is more then fun, because the SEO score is telling u the result during you are writing. Before switching to RankMath, I used an SEO Plugin from a competitor. The result was not as good as now!

    1. Glad to read you got better results with Rank Math SEO and find it amusing while creating new content for your website. Thank you for the feedback.

  12. Charles

    So, should I uninstall Free Yoast and give this a whirl? I’m rebuilding my site with no current comments or traffic anyway.

    1. We would strongly advise you to give it a spin, after all, you have nothing to lose and the plugin is quite solid.

    2. Haku

      Do it Charles, RankMath will import your Yoast data easily!

  13. Haku

    Thank you for your post!
    I ditched Yoast Premium with less features. Then I switched to RankMath, and that’s the best thing I’ve ever done.

  14. So, should I uninstall Free Yoast and give this a whirl? I’m rebuilding my site with no current comments or traffic anyway.

    1. I would say, most definitely. It also includes the option to import all the settings from Yoast, which would make the transaction easier for you.

  15. Rajib

    No doubt, Rank math is the best. It is even better than the paid version of Yoast. using it for a year and it is amazing. support is also great.

  16. sumit

    the great plugin I ever used thx for this

  17. Softiyo

    Great !!! I Use Oceanwp on My Website and I Am Going to Use Rank Math. Thank You for This Article.

  18. wordsera

    Well done your article. In your opinion, we all got to learn something or something.

  19. wordsera

    Well done… got to learn something.

  20. Teak Wood Silli

    I want to encourage that you continue your great posts, have a nice weekend!

  21. Kenya Prime

    Hi after reading this article we try to install the rankmath plugin, but it keeps crashing the entire website. Error reads something like “table not existing or something” any idea on how to fix this?

        1. MarkoS

          Really glad to hear that! Enjoy building your website

  22. Shala Darpan

    Thanks for sharing the same. I am switching to shift back to Rank Math after wasting money with yoast

  23. daisy mick

    I am also thinking to shift back to Rank Math after wasting money with yoast.

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