Installation and setup
- Install and activate plugin
- Go through wizard steps (follow the video)
- Import settings from previous SEO plugin if needed
Activate the following functions:
- 404 monitor
- Analytics (optional)
- Image SEO
- Instant indexing
- Local SEO
- Schema structured data
- WooCommerce on – if you have woocommerce
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
Rank Math dashboard → advanced mode
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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