Installation and setup

  1. Install and activate plugin
  2. Go through wizard steps (follow the video)
  3. Import settings from previous SEO plugin if needed

Dashboard Settings

Activate the following functions:

  • 404 monitor
  • Analytics (optional)
  • Image SEO
  • Instant indexing
  • Local SEO
  • Redirections
  • Schema structured data
  • Sitemap
  • WooCommerce on – if you have woocommerce

rank math dashboard



Part 1

To make a full back up

Turn off Yoast SEO – deactivate

Install and activate Rank Math

Connect free accaunt → skip it

Choose Advanced option:

Input data from Yoast SEO → start import

Sitemap: Use sitemaps settings → include images, public post type (pages, posts), public taxonomies (categories). Product categories only for woocommerce.

Optimization: noindex empty category and tag archives, open external links in new tab.

Setup advanced option:

404 redirection → 404 monitor – yes, redirections – yes

Schema markup → schema type – yes

Part 2

Rank Math dashboard → advanced mode

General settings:

Links → redirect attachments – on, redirect orphan attachments to home page

Redirections → redirect to home page, auto post redirect – on

Titles and meta:

Global meta → rewrite titles, capitalize titles – on

Local SEO → choose organization or person, write website name, upload logo, write URL

Homepage → write title, description

Authors → disabled

Misc pages → noindex; noindex search results, subpages, paginated single pages

Tags → noindex, add seo controls – no, slack enhanced sharing – no


Rank Math dashboard → image SEO – on → settings → add missing ALT attributes – on, Add missing TITLE attributes – on.

Rank Math dashboard → instant indexing – on → settings → auto-submit post types (posts, pages).

Rank Math dashboard → link counter – off.

Rank Math dashboard → content AI → off.

Rank Math dashboard → analytics → off.

Rank Math dashboard → local SEO – on if it is a company.

Rank Math dashboard → role manager – off.

Rank Math dashboard → sitemap – on → settings → links per sitemaps >1000, images in sitemaps – on, include featured images – on.


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