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
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.
3. It makes everything easy (the way it should be) 😅
All you need to do is click the Redirect button on any of the links that appear in the 404 Monitor’s logs.
4. The user interface is second to none 🥇
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 💨
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.
6. A Schema.org Implementation that makes sense 📜
- 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 🔗
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.
9. Quick & Easy migrations from Yoast & others! 🥳
- Leave the old SEO plugin you were using before active.
- Install and activate the Rank Math WordPress plugin.
- 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).
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!