Yoast vs Rankmath – Which SEO Plugin is more effective in 2021?

When it comes to SEO Plugin, the first word you will listen to is Yoast SEO and the reason for the popularity of Yoast SEO Plugin was simple user interface and effective SEO. But the Rankmath SEO takes entry in the field of WordPress SEO Plugin and it changes the whole definition of SEO Plugin.

In this blog, I will cover the Comparison and Review of Rankmath vs Yoast SEO Plugin and a depth Feature Comparison. (Pro and Free Both)

Rankmath vs Yoast Free Version Review and Comparison

When it comes to the most downloaded free SEO Plugin, again Yoast is at the top but this does not mean Yoast is better. The reason for more popularity of Yoast is due to the early launch of yoast when there was no such plugin. So let's start my honest comparison and review of both Rankmath and Yoast.

Note:- I have used both plugins for a very long time so this will be my personal experience that I will share.

So let's discuss features first of all and then I will conclude which plugin is suitable for which type of users.

Rankmath Features
  • Lines of Code51.3k
  • Plugin ZIP size2.85 MB
  • Advanced Google Analytics Integration
  • Keyword Rank Tracker
  • The Most Advanced Schema Generator
  • Import Schema From Any Website
  • Speakable Schema
  • Google Trends Integration
  • Google News SEO Sitemap
  • Google Video SEO Sitemap
  • Advanced Image SEO Module
  • Local SEO Pro With Multi Locations
  • WooCommerce SEO PRO
  • Complete EDD SEO
  • Advanced Post Filtering
  • 20 Pre-defined Schema Types
  • Automatic Video Detection for Video Schema
  • Client Management
  • Track Top 5 Winning Keywords
  • Track Top 5 Losing Keywords
  • Track Top 5 Winning Posts
  • Track Top 5 Losing Posts
  • Advanced Content SEO Overview
  • Check Ranking Keywords for Each Post
  • Position History for Keywords & Posts
  • Add Custom Schema Using JSON+LD/HTML
  • Validate Schema With Google
  • Add Unlimited Multiple Schemas
  • Custom Schema Builder
  • 840+ Schema Types Supported
  • Automate Schema Implementation
  • Dataset Schema
  • Fact Check Schema
  • Carousel Schema
  • Mentions & About Schema
  • Automatic Q&A Schema for bbPress
  • Advanced Redirections Module
  • Advanced Local SEO Blocks
  • Google AdSense Earning History
  • Import GSC & GA Data from Particular Country
  • Custom Setup Wizard Mode
  • Watermarked Social Media Images
  • Advanced Bulk Edit Options
  • Complete Import/Export Options
  • Complete Elementor Integration
  • Import SEO Data via CSV File
  • Import Redirections Data via CSV File
  • Advanced Quick Edit Options
  • Detect Orphan Pages
  • Automatic Video Data Fill for Video Schema
  • Single Post Performance Badges
  • Track PageSpeed for Each Post & Page
  • Track SEO Performance of Individual Posts
  • Sync Redirections to .htaccess
  • Noindex Password Protected Pages
  • Export 404 Log
  • Advanced HowTo Schema Options
  • Mark Cloaked Links as External Links
  • Find & Replace Image alt/title/caption Text
  • Automate Image Captions
  • Optimal Settings Pre-Selected
  • Clean, & Simple User Interface
  • Simple Setup Wizard
  • Compatibility Check
  • Auto Canonical URLs
  • Google Search Console Integration
  • Install Google Analytics Code
  • 1 Click Import From Yoast SEO
  • 1 Click Import From AIO SEO
  • 1 Click Import for SEOPress
  • Import AIO Schema Rich Snippets
  • Import from Redirection Plugin
  • Advanced SEO Analysis Tool
  • 30+ Detailed SEO Tests
  • SEO Analysis Score
  • SEO Warnings
  • SEO Failed Tests
  • Automated Image SEO
  • Powerful Post Optimization
  • Supports Custom Post Type
  • Bulk Edit Titles & Descriptions
  • Post Preview on Google
  • Content Analysis
  • Control SEO For Single Pages
  • Control The Title
  • Control Meta Description
  • Auto Add Additional Meta Data
  • Focus Keyword
  • Control ROBOTS Meta
  • Choose a Primary Category
  • Google Keyword Suggestion
  • Optimize Unlimited Keywords
  • Choose Pillar Posts & Pages
  • Internal Linking Suggestions
  • Capitalize Titles
  • Powerful XML Sitemap
  • Module Based System
  • Advanced Redirection Manager
  • Smart & Automatic Post Redirects
  • 301 Redirection Type
  • 302 Redirection Type
  • 307 Redirection Type
  • 410 Redirection Type
  • 451 Redirection Type
  • Support for Regex
  • Debug Redirections
  • Redirect Attachments to Parent
  • Simple 404 Monitor
  • Advanced 404 Monitor
  • Role Manager
  • Article Schema
  • Book Schema
  • Course Schema
  • Event Schema
  • Job Posting Schema
  • Local Business Schema
  • Music Schema
  • Person Schema
  • Product Schema
  • Recipe Schema
  • Restaurant Schema
  • Review Schema
  • Service Schema
  • Software/App Schema
  • Video Schema
  • FAQ Schema
  • HowTo Schema
  • 193 Local Business Types
  • Social Media Optimization
  • Add Overlay Icons On Social Images
  • Default OpenGraph Thumbnail
  • Auto Facebook Open Graph
  • Facebook Authorship
  • FB Open Graph for Homepage
  • Automatic Twitter Meta Cards
  • Twitter Card for Homepage
  • Default Twitter Card Type
  • Social Previews
  • Default Share Image
  • Support for knowledge Graph
  • Represent site as a Person
  • Represent site as a Company
  • Choose a Separator Character
  • Modify Global Meta
  • Strip Category Base
  • Search Engine Verification Tools
  • Bing Site Verification
  • Baidu Site Verification
  • Alexa Site Verification
  • Yandex Site Verification
  • Google Site Verification
  • Pinterest Site Verification
  • Norton Safe Web Site Verification
  • SEO Breadcrumbs
  • Advanced Link Options
  • Nofollow All External Image Links
  • Nofollow All External Links
  • Open External Links in New Tab
  • Ping Search Engines
  • Contact Info Shortcode
  • Compatible with EDD
  • PHP-FIG Coding Standards Used
  • Optimize Archive Pages
  • Optimize Author Archive Pages
  • .htaccess Editor
  • robots.txt Editor
  • Import/Export Settings
  • RSS Optimization
  • Add Content before RSS Feed
  • Add Content after RSS Feed
  • Version Control
  • Detailed Documentation
  • Contextual Help
  • Multisite Compatible
  • 24x7x365 Support
Yoast Features
  • Lines of Code87.2k
  • Plugin ZIP size7.18 MB
  • Advanced Google Analytics Integration
  • Keyword Rank Tracker
  • The Most Advanced Schema Generator
  • Import Schema From Any Website
  • Speakable Schema
  • Google Trends Integration
  • Google News SEO Sitemap
  • Google Video SEO Sitemap
  • Advanced Image SEO Module
  • Local SEO Pro With Multi Locations
  • WooCommerce SEO PRO
  • Complete EDD SEO
  • Advanced Post Filtering
  • 20 Pre-defined Schema Types
  • Automatic Video Detection for Video Schema
  • Client Management
  • Track Top 5 Winning Keywords
  • Track Top 5 Losing Keywords
  • Track Top 5 Winning Posts
  • Track Top 5 Losing Posts
  • Advanced Content SEO Overview
  • Check Ranking Keywords for Each Post
  • Position History for Keywords & Posts
  • Add Custom Schema Using JSON+LD/HTML
  • Validate Schema With Google
  • Add Unlimited Multiple Schemas
  • Custom Schema Builder
  • 840+ Schema Types Supported
  • Automate Schema Implementation
  • Dataset Schema
  • Fact Check Schema
  • Carousel Schema
  • Mentions & About Schema
  • Automatic Q&A Schema for bbPress
  • Advanced Redirections Module
  • Advanced Local SEO Blocks
  • Google AdSense Earning History
  • Import GSC & GA Data from Particular Country
  • Custom Setup Wizard Mode
  • Watermarked Social Media Images
  • Advanced Bulk Edit Options
  • Complete Import/Export Options
  • Complete Elementor Integration
  • Import SEO Data via CSV File
  • Import Redirections Data via CSV File
  • Advanced Quick Edit Options
  • Detect Orphan Pages
  • Automatic Video Data Fill for Video Schema
  • Single Post Performance Badges
  • Track PageSpeed for Each Post & Page
  • Track SEO Performance of Individual Posts
  • Sync Redirections to .htaccess
  • Noindex Password Protected Pages
  • Export 404 Log
  • Advanced HowTo Schema Options
  • Mark Cloaked Links as External Links
  • Find & Replace Image alt/title/caption Text
  • Automate Image Captions
  • Optimal Settings Pre-Selected!
  • Clean, & Simple User Interface!
  • Simple Setup Wizard!
  • Compatibility Check
  • Auto Canonical URLs
  • Google Search Console Integration
  • Install Google Analytics Code
  • 1 Click Import From Yoast SEON/a
  • 1 Click Import From AIO SEO
  • 1 Click Import for SEOPress
  • Import AIO Schema Rich Snippets
  • Import from Redirection Plugin
  • Advanced SEO Analysis Tool
  • 30+ Detailed SEO Tests
  • SEO Analysis Score
  • SEO Warnings
  • SEO Failed Tests
  • Automated Image SEO
  • Powerful Post Optimization
  • Supports Custom Post Type
  • Bulk Edit Titles & Descriptions
  • Post Preview on Google
  • Content Analysis
  • Control SEO For Single Pages
  • Control The Title
  • Control Meta Description
  • Auto Add Additional Meta Data
  • Focus Keyword
  • Control ROBOTS Meta
  • Choose a Primary Category
  • Google Keyword Suggestion
  • Optimize Unlimited Keywords
  • Choose Pillar Posts & Pages
  • Internal Linking Suggestions
  • Capitalize Titles
  • Powerful XML Sitemap
  • Module Based System
  • Advanced Redirection Manager
  • Smart & Automatic Post Redirects
  • 301 Redirection Type
  • 302 Redirection Type
  • 307 Redirection Type
  • 410 Redirection Type
  • 451 Redirection Type
  • Support for Regex
  • Debug Redirections
  • Redirect Attachments to Parent
  • Simple 404 Monitor
  • Advanced 404 Monitor
  • Role Manager
  • Article Schema
  • Book Schema
  • Course Schema
  • Event Schema
  • Job Posting Schema
  • Local Business Schema
  • Music Schema
  • Person Schema
  • Product Schema
  • Recipe Schema
  • Restaurant Schema
  • Review Schema
  • Service Schema
  • Software/App Schema
  • Video Schema
  • FAQ Schema
  • HowTo Schema
  • 193 Local Business Types
  • Social Media Optimization
  • Add Overlay Icons On Social Images
  • Default OpenGraph Thumbnail
  • Auto Facebook Open Graph
  • Facebook Authorship
  • FB Open Graph for Homepage
  • Automatic Twitter Meta Cards
  • Twitter Card for Homepage
  • Default Twitter Card Type
  • Social Previews
  • Default Share Image
  • Support for knowledge Graph
  • Represent site as a Person
  • Represent site as a Company
  • Choose a Separator Character
  • Modify Global Meta
  • Strip Category Base
  • Search Engine Verification Tools
  • Bing Site Verification
  • Baidu Site Verification
  • Alexa Site Verification
  • Yandex Site Verification
  • Google Site Verification
  • Pinterest Site Verification
  • Norton Safe Web Site Verification
  • SEO Breadcrumbs
  • Advanced Link Options
  • Nofollow All External Image Links
  • Nofollow All External Links
  • Open External Links in New Tab
  • Ping Search Engines
  • Contact Info Shortcode
  • Compatible with EDD
  • PHP-FIG Coding Standards Used
  • Optimize Archive Pages
  • Optimize Author Archive Pages
  • .htaccess Editor
  • robots.txt Editor
  • Import/Export Settings
  • RSS Optimization
  • Add Content before RSS Feed
  • Add Content after RSS Feed
  • Version Control
  • Detailed Documentation
  • Contextual Help
  • Multisite Compatible
  • 24x7x365 Support!

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