Setup Rankmath SEO Plugin for WordPress complete step-by-step guide, we have also included Google Search Console.
Great that you have decided to Install Rankmath
Before we move forward to install the Rankmath Plugin we recommend to use good hosting Service Providers like A2hosting – BlueHost – Namecheap etc, So that you get good results when people visit your blog.
Let’s Start the Installation for Rankmath WordPress Plugin
Before Installing Rankmath Plugin you have to Signup for Free on Rankmath website in order to complete the Rankmath plugin setup.
Once done with the Signup process, Now Install the Rankmath plugin.
On installed, you will see the “Connect FREE Account” screen where you have to enter the login details of the Rankmath account to activate the Plugin.
After Activation, you will see another screen where Rankmath will perform some check on your Blog to check compatibility and also you will see other options to follow during setup process.
Complete all the option by clicking “Start wizard”
Import Data from Other SEO Plugin Installed
Rankmath SEO Plugin can import data from another SEO plugin which are already installed on your Blog.
Importing data from another plugin can help to maintain the SEO settings and your Blog will not face any SEO issues.
Rankmath Plugin will automatically detect the SEO plugin installed on your blog and maximum Blogger is using Yoast SEO.
once Plugin is detected you can select the option which data you need to import and which data you don’t want.
On Click Start Import Automatically old plugin will be deactivated and the data which you have de-selected will be lost, So recommended is select all the options and import.
Select your Website Category
In the next step, you have to select the website type and accordingly further configuration will be done.
Before move forward, we need to understand while selecting the website type, in Rankmath you will see many options in website type but all the options are divided into 2 categories personal and Business.
If you select Business type 2 additional options will be shown so that your SEO settings can be defined as per the nature of your business.
Logo for Google
The next step is to upload your website logo which google will refer to like your website logo and the resolution of logo should be a minimum 160 x 90 pixel and maximum resolution should be 1920 x 1080 pixel.
In this option, you can select the Image which you want to the image as Brand Image while sharing in Social Media.
Configure Rankmath for Blog
If you have Blog you should choose below options in the type of website.
- Personal Blog
- Personal Portfolio
- Other Personal Website
For Business type website settings refer Rankmath website.
Google Search Console
Submit your blog/website to google search console is very important in order to rank #1 in Google Search.
In 3 Steps integration can be done Google Search Console with Rankmath
- Ensure your Blog is Connected with Google Search Console
- Rankmath is connected to Google Search Console
- Configure the right settings to fetch data to Google Search Console
Ensure your Blog is Connected with Google Search Console
In order to connect your blog/website to Google search console, you need to login to google account and search for webmaster
Once you are Login you will see below the screen but if you are connecting the first time you will see blank screen.
Now left side top, you will see the dropdown option and from that, you have to select the option ” Add New Property “
After that, another screen will appear where 2 options are shown ” Domain ” and ” URL Prefix ”
Domain Option is used when a website has multiple subdomains and it is hard to verify ownership, So we will go with the URL Prefix option in order to verify the ownership.
Enter your Domain in URL Prefix Click on Continue and you will see another screen with verification options, We will use the HTML tag option to verify ownership of the domain.
Copy the Above code and login to WordPress admin -> Rankmath -> General Setting – > webmaster Tool and past the code in google search console and click save.
Note: this is not the Rankmath authentication this code is to verify that you are the owner of this domain.
Connect Rankmath to Google Search Console
After verifying the ownership, Now we need to Authenticate Rankmath to fetch data to Google Search Console, So Click on ” Get Authorization Code “ on click one popup will appear with all the Gmail id’s you are logged in with but you need to select the Gmail id which you have used to verify the ownership.
on the next screen, you need to allow the Rankmath SEO to permit the fetch data to google search console.
After that, you will see authorized code, copy and close the window.
Now paste that code into the Rankmath Google search Console option and you’re are done.
Keep your Sitemap setting as per the above.
Keep your Optimization Setting as per the below Image.
Congratulation you have successfully completed the Rankmath SEO Plugin Installation and configuration.
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