28. August 2022

Rank Math Pro is here. Is it worth the upgrade?

Rank Math, one of the most popular SEO WordPress plugins, has just released its PRO version. It is Yoast SEO‘s biggest competitor and now also has a PRO version. In this article, we’ll look at the features and find out if it’s worth the price.

How much does Rank Math Pro cost?

Rank Math Pro Pricing

The price for Rank Math Pro is quite steep, especially when you look at the “normal” prices. The plugin is definitely aimed at larger content websites that have complex search engine optimization requirements. It is on par with the prices of Yoast Pro and SEOPress. Unfortunately, there is no lifetime plan, only annuals.

For individuals and solopreneurs, the $59 plan allows tracking of 1000 keywords and installation on unlimited personal websites.

For agencies and SEO freelancers, the Business Plan is the only option at $199 per year that allows you to install the software on client websites. With the Business Plan, you can track up to 20,000 keywords, access the schema generator and get 24/7 priority support.

Now they also have an agency plan, that you can check out here.

Since this is the Pro version of the popular Rank Math WordPress plugin, there are a number of pro-level features that come with it. Let’s take a look at them.

Rank Math Pro Functions

The first thing you will see is that the previously free features are now marked as Pro version. This doesn’t mean that you don’t have access to these functions with the free plugin, but you have more functions if you buy the Pro version of Rank Math.

Let’s take a closer look at some of these premium features you get with Rank Math Pro.

Scheme

First, let’s start with the Scheme Generator, which is robust enough to completely replace other schema tools. The free solution doesn’t have as many features.

Globally, you can set it to automatically identify and apply Scheme markups for blog posts, pages, and attachments, but from that single blog post, you can also configure the Scheme manually. This is super helpful if you’re posting individual product reviews, videos, or anything else that can benefit from the Scheme. It covers pretty much everything a publisher needs and integrates directly with RankMath and thus the Gutenberg Post Editor.

SEO Dashboard

Rank Math Pro Dashboard

The dashboard that comes with the RankMath Pro plugin is incredibly well-designed and a joy to use. It integrates directly with Google Analytics and Google Search Console and acts as a single place where you can view all your ranking and search engine optimisation statistics.

For example, the initial dashboard shows your search engine optimisation ranking as well as the most important metrics retrieved daily from Google Search Console.

You can then scroll down to see all the keywords you rank for, which is discussed in the next section, as well as click on different tabs to see website analytics, search engine optimisation performance, a detailed view of keywords and your rank tracker.

Rank Math Pro Keyword tracking

The main feature that stands out for me, is the keyword tracking feature. With the Business Plan, you can track up to 20,000 individual keywords.

rank math keyword tracker

You can enter keywords that you are trying to rank your website for and then see where it ranks. This is super helpful… let’s say you or your client’s website is trying to rank for “best wordpress hosting”.

That’s your keyword. By tracking it, you can see how your competition is ranking and how your own website is ranking. This is very helpful on several levels and usually requires the purchase of a tool like SEMrush or Ahrefs.

Compared to other SEO plugins

There are a lot of other SEO plugins out there, but essentially it boils down to the fact that Rank Math is an all-in-one search engine optimization solution that includes keyword tracking, integration with Google Analytics and more, while other SEO plugins focus more on on-page search engine optimization.

When we say you’re buying the full package with Rank Math, we’re definitely not doing things by halves. You get access to a search engine optimization tool, as well as a number of features that you would have to spend a pretty penny on.

rank math comparison to other seo plugins

On their website they claim to replace the need for the following tools:

rank math pro alternative products

Is that 100% true? I’m sure you’ll be able to find features that standalone tools have to offer, like the Analytics plugin, but for the majority of users you’ll be able to replace all of those with the single Rank Math plugin, which is the selling point they’re going for in the previous feature review.

Is Rank Math Pro worth the upgrade?

Instead, it combines a variety of tools that focus on both offsite and onsite SEO – something no other plugin does in this area. If you read through the website or the previous sections of this review, you’ll see that you can really replace many additional services with this one plugin, such as keyword tracking, content optimization and specific site maps.

At the same time, Rank Math Pro probably won’t be able to replace a service like SEMRush when it comes to competitor research, keyword analysis, additional offsite SEO and content planning. If you’re just looking for a plugin that spits out a bunch of suggestions that you can incorporate into your WordPress content, check out the free version of Rank Math.

If you liked this post, you can also check out how I set up Rank Math here.

How much does Rank Math Pro cost?

For individuals and solopreneurs, the $59 plan allows tracking of 1000 keywords and installation on unlimited personal websites. For agencies, freelancers and business owners, the $199 per year Business Plan is the only option that allows you to install the software on client websites.

Disclosure: Some of my posts contain ‘affiliate links.’ This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you.

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