Rank Math Tutorial - The Complete Tutorial from Start to Finish

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Hey guys welcome back to the monkey show my name is Alex and I hope you're doing...
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hey guys welcome back to the monkey show my name is Alex and I hope you're doing well wherever you are I'm doing okay I do need a bit of a shave though as you can see but other than that I'm doing okay today I do have a very special tutorial for you and that's going to be how to make use of what I believe is the best SEO plugin for WordPress and that is rank math rank math has actually been in existence for I believe about a year and a half now I did here but rank math when it first came out but I was still using Yoast back then and Yoast for the most part is a good SEO plug-in end and never really found any reason to switch over to rank math until about eight months ago when I finally decided to give rank math a try and I can tell you right now that rank math is significantly much better than Yoast I know that might sound surprising considering that uses the most popular as your plugin out there for WordPress but trust me when I say that rank math is much better so into this video I'm gonna show you exactly how you can install and set up a
Rank math to optimize both your website and your content but I will be making...
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rank math to optimize both your website and your content but I will be making two other videos with rank math if the other one will be a side-by-side comparison between Yoast and rank math because I don't want you to just take my word for it I'm gonna show you exactly why rank math is much better than Yoast side-by-side comparison and then the second video will be the rank math elemental integration yes rank math has a very special integration with elemental so if you are an elemental user beyond look at I will show you exactly how you can integrate rank math with your elemental page builder to optimize your content and your site but today's video is all about how you can install rank math how you can set it up how you can optimize your content as well as your website so sit back relax and I hope you enjoy the video and before I actually go let me mention that if you are currently using the Yoast plug-in my recommendation to you would be to disable the plug-in don't uninstall it just deactivate it go ahead
Take this tutorial and if you've had no issues with rank math you were able to...
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take this tutorial and if you've had no issues with rank math you were able to install it it's working fine then you can permanently delete Yoast if you wants you there isn't one I don't want you to do the juice right now is because even though it's highly unlikely there might be a possibility that one of your maybe the thing you're using the one of your plugins might not be compatible with ranked math and there might be an issue it's very very unlikely but there's still a very very small chance that that might be the issue so if you're using Yoast just deactivate Yoast go ahead install rank math walk with it for a few days and if you're happy to rank math then you can go ahead and delete yo so without further ado let's get started alright so let's get the show started I am going to come down here to plugins click on add new and we're gonna search for rank math right here and let's see what we have alright I'm gonna go ahead now install rank math and of course I'm going to
Activate the plug-in now this is the first page you are going to see...
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activate the plug-in now this is the first page you are going to see basically you have to have an account on the rank math website in order to use it it's free so what I'm gonna do right here is oh by the way you do have this check box where you can submit are some of the data so that the devs can improve on the plug-in on how it works so your modern welcome to check that box and help the devs further improve the plug-in but I'm gonna go right now and click on activate your rank math so the thing is I already have an account on who ranked math but if you don't have an account you do have the register now button you can simply provide your password email and you'll be good to go I'm gonna go ahead now and simply log in because I do have an account and my email is Alex at the web monkey online.com and my password is password alright I'm gonna go ahead and now log
In and okay yep that is me click OK ok so this is the wizard page where we can...
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in and okay yep that is me click OK ok so this is the wizard page where we can run the setup either on easy mode or advanced mode down here by the way you should see this message telling you that your website is calm Hannibal with rank math and you would have some other information in here and very very importantly make sure you do have this know known conflicting plugins found if you have any other SEO plugin currently active on your site you might find this red telling you that hey there's another SEO plugin you want to go ahead and deactivate that particular plugin all right so if you got easy mode advanced mode but because we love making things difficult for ourselves I'm gonna go with the advanced encoding I'm just joking I'm gonna go with advanced because it offers more officers more control over the plug-in and basically you will learn a lot more on how to use the plug-in alright so advanced let's go ahead now and start the wizard all right
First things first you do have to provide some basic information about...
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first things first you do have to provide some basic information about your site you know what it is and stuff like that so in here I'm just gonna choose personal blog because my site is a personal blog add your logo as well very very important I do already have my very beautiful logo right there which is actually quite ugly but anyway in here you've got your default social sure image now what this does is that if anyone shares one of your posts on Facebook and that post for one who is not you that doesn't have a featured image ranked Matt would use the image you upload in here so you can click on the plot file and I can go with I can go with this very liberating looking gentleman who looks like a James Bond villain no anyway are the most serious no the truth is under no circumstance should any of your posts not have a featured image please ensure that all your posts always have featured images it's just the way to go all right I'm gonna go ahead now click on save and
Continue and in here we have the Google search console I'll show you how to do...
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continue and in here we have the Google search console I'll show you how to do this a bit later let's skip the step let's head on over to sitemap and if you don't know what a sitemap is it basically provides a structure and an architectural plan of how your website is laid out basically it is great for search engines so you want to make sure setting ups are enabled and I highly recommend you keep all these options turned on as well if you do have custom post types that have actual content that you want to rank for you will see them right here next to posts and pages be sure to check the box next to them as well alright save and continue and in here we've got the SCO trick so the first one here is the no index empty category and tag archives keep this on what this does is that if you have any categories or tags that are empty basically if they don't have posts associated with them rank math will not index them so please keep
This turned on because it's great it will save you some SEO juice in here you...
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this turned on because it's great it will save you some SEO juice in here you have the option of automatically adding the rel nofollow attribute for external links I highly recommend you don't do this because it's been proven that when you constantly add these particular attributes to your external links on your sites it's actually bad for SEO so please do not turn this on keep this a blank as it is and then finally you have the option of automatically opening external links in new tabs and windows and this is a functionality you will not find in any other SEO plugin if you find it another plug-in let me know I'll be very very surprised but what this does is that basically if anyone clicks on an external link on one of your posts rather than that link taken over the post are currently owned it will open it in a new tab it's a great way to keep people on your site and I would highly recommend you keep this on so let's go
Ahead now save and continue and we have finished anyway I hope you still have a...
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ahead now save and continue and we have finished anyway I hope you still have a lot of work to do but right here it says your site is ready I'll recommend you enable the auto update for the plug-in and you'll have the option of proudly showing your SEO score to your visitors I'm not going to go ahead and turn this on you can turn it on if you want to inhale you have the Facebook group which you can join out how to recommend that and I'm gonna go ahead now and simply click on setup Advanced Options and whitie you've got the roll man so this might not be necessary if you're the only one controlling you absent but if you have other people you have you know say editors and authors and things like that you can turn this on and then simply control who has access to what of course admin will have access to everything editor will have access to a few things like maybe the on page analysis author edit or contributor and so on and so forth so you can modify
These to your heart's content but I'm gonna turn this on because it's just me...
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these to your heart's content but I'm gonna turn this on because it's just me I don't need the world manager alright save and continue and we do have the 404 monitor and redirections this is very very important because you want to ensure that you're keeping track of any broken links on your site so please turn this on redirections we're going to turn this one as well and we'll take a look at this a bit later save and continue and this brings us to the final part which is going to be the schema markup now these allows us to basically indicate the type of content we're going to be creating now you do have three major types you've got article blog post and use article you want to go with blog post because article usually would be the kind of content created by organizations maybe the UN or something like that news article would be time-sensitive content so for most regular blogs most regular websites you want to stick with a blog post for your posts and then of course this came outside for pages will also be article
And then blog post by the way the schema type in here note you have other options...
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and then blog post by the way the schema type in here note you have other options you can go with a course job posting so if you have a job board website job post it would be your your schema type I if you have a welcome outside it's gonna be product if you're creating recipes in recipes and so on and so forth but for most regular blogs websites article would be the schema type we're gonna go ahead now save and continue and that's it so we finished the basic installation and we are now in the dashboard where we can also activate some extra functionality so if you're using things like advanced custom fields a MPB prepares body press you can come in here and activate these modules I'm gonna come down here though and evade the image SEO because we want to optimize our images for SEO so I'll turn this on and of course I'll show you how to work with that a bit later and that is pretty much it so Jennifer next video
Where we'll now take a look at the general settings I'll see you then...
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where we'll now take a look at the general settings I'll see you then welcome back to ranked math and previously we successfully installed it but now it is time to take a look at the general settings starting off with the links and right here the first option would be to strip the category base which I would recommend and why well to optimize your URLs they need to not go beyond I think 75 characters or something like that so by removing the name of the category for her post you save enough space for you to output the actual title of the post they basically just saves you some space for the post title so I'll recommend you do strip off the category base we don't attachments we'll leave that as it is I know full external links where they talked about this previously this one nofollow image file links now this could be important especially if your site is a is an
Affiliate site if you are selling products with affiliate links and you're...
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affiliate site if you are selling products with affiliate links and you're using images to point to do to those affiliate links then you want you to turn these on otherwise if you're not an affiliate site or you're not using images to point your affiliate links that you don't need to turn these on so basically you can come in right now and then begin to add the domains for the sites that you are an affiliate for otherwise you could also just turn this off and then manually add the nofollow links to those images so you can do it either way and of course we've talked about the open XML links and new tab window we'll keep that one on let me save my changes and let's jump into mr. bread crumbs now bread crumbs are known to help with SEO so I would recommend that you turn it on and over here you do have some additional options out of course
Recommend that you keep the homepage link turned on and that's pretty much it...
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recommend that you keep the homepage link turned on and that's pretty much it you shouldn't you should not hide the post title and all you really want to ensure that the post title is on at all times the show category this is optional if you're using categories yes you could go ahead and turn on the category if you're not using categories that you don't need to turn it on and that would be pretty much it yes I will also show the blog page so that it will make it easier for people to go straight to the blog page if they wanted to but that's all I will do for the breadcrumbs the only thing here is that you will need to add this via FTP to one of your template files I would highly recommend that you add this maybe to your head out of PHP file and not necessarily your functions dot PHP know there's a lot of people who have tried adding this link to the functions of PHP and it didn't work too well so if you're gonna add this I'll recommend you do so in your head about pH people with that being said let me
Just point out that even though breadcrumbs are good for SEO it's not a...
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just point out that even though breadcrumbs are good for SEO it's not a major factor it's not like your scores gonna improve ten times if you enable breadcrumbs okay if you have a great navigational system and users are able to navigate their way around your site easily then you don't need breadcrumbs so don't don't lose any sleep over this all right let's go over to images and absolutely you want to optimize your images by adding the old attributes so I'm gonna go ahead and turn these on and right here we can choose the format how should the plug-in add the alt text right here we do have different kinds of parameters that will output different kinds of content so file name is the default which would be the title of the image this would work perfectly fine if your images have names that actually make sense don't use this option if some of the images have names like kuv on the score 7 9 6 9 or something like that
Please don't the other option would be to use the title of the post simpler so...
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please don't the other option would be to use the title of the post simpler so you can come in here and right here you'll see post title so you can use that in place of the file name that's how to navigate this alright you also have the missing title attributes if your images don't even have titles or what do you do by default you do have the post title already set so I would simply just use that count title and nah I'm not gonna do that I'll just stick with the title of the post so that's how to navigate this section I'm gonna go ahead and now save my changes webmaster tools is all about the adding Google search console and stuff like that we'll talk about this a bit later you've got your robots.txt which honestly unless you know what you're doing I would not recommend you coming here at all just leave that and it is let's go over to others all right so in here it's pretty much what we've talked about a bit earlier you can allow rank
Math to track how you use the plug-in for development purposes you can show us...
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math to track how you use the plug-in for development purposes you can show us your score and you can add content before and after your RSS feeds if you are using RSS in here let's head on over to the dot htaccess file this is a very very important file that controls things like a primal eggs and a whole bunch of other stuff and the great news here is that if you ever needed to edit the file you don't need an FTP client you don't need to use FTP to get access to your server and things like that you can simply come in here and make those edits all right we've got the fall for monitor and what this does is that it tracks broken links on our site and whenever you find all right I've I never do plug and find such links you will find it over here where you have the for for money talk right here so you've got two different modes simple and advanced advanced will provide you with more detailed analysis and honestly simple mode works just fine
I don't think you would need advanced for any reason or the order right here...
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I don't think you would need advanced for any reason or the order right here you can set a limit but for the logs but I'm just gonna go with zero to disable the limit you might as well get as much information as needed and then for the rest of these I'll just go ahead and ignore those save my changes last but we have the redirection so basically whenever the plug-in has found a broken link what should it do or whenever users stumble across a broken link what what should happen so I'm gonna come in here right now and choose one out of these three options the default is going to be the default for for page by WordPress it's okay but you can go with redirect to the home page which will be better or you can go with a customer direction and if if you eat it like a custom for whole page that you have crafted you can choose a custom coming here and then add the URL redirection type you've got different types I'll just stick with the
301 permanent move I think that should be just fine last but not least you've got the auto...
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301 permanent move I think that should be just fine last but not least you've got the auto post redirects which allows you to extend functionality of WordPress by creating redirects and the plug-in when you change the slug of a post or a page I highly recommend that I think that would work just fine I'm gonna go ahead and now save my changes and that is it alright so Germany FedEx video will now take a look at the titles and meta I will see you then welcome back so now we're talking about the titles and meta and this is where we can optimize the titles of our posts and pages the meta descriptions and so much more so the first step on the titles and meta is going to be the global meta now in here you've got your robots meta and I'll recommend you leave this as it is because you typically want to index your posts and your pages so live this on index if for any reason there were
Certain pages or posts that you don't want to index meaning you don't want...
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certain pages or posts that you don't want to index meaning you don't want search engines to find them or call them you can go to the individual post and then right here but you have these three are buttons you will see rank math on the plugins you can click in there and then on the rank amenity you'll see the advanced tab up here and where is it oh that wasn't advanced sorry this is the Advanced tab right here I'm sorry right so this is the Advanced tab and right here you will see the robots meta you can simply choose no index hu not index that particular post so that's how you would do that okay let's head back in here advanced robots meta I will leave that as it is we've talked about the no index empty category and tag archives exceptional character I will leave that as it is now here's another very cute functionality provided by rank math which you will not find on any other plug-in you have the ability to automatically capitalize the
First character of your titles which makes perfect sense I'm gonna go ahead...
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first character of your titles which makes perfect sense I'm gonna go ahead now and turn that on we've talked about this this gentleman already this is the image that will be used on Facebook whenever you limit your posts are shared I don't have a featured image and then of course you've got the Twitter card type personally I don't use Twitter but if you do you do have the option of going with a summary card with a large image or just the summary card so I'll leave that to you to decide how you want to use this alright I'm gonna go ahead and now save my changes and let's head on over to the local SEO so actually to make to take full advantage of this let's go back to the dashboard and I'm going to enable the local SEO and knowledge graph so right here I'm going to enable this and note that this is only necessary if you're trying to optimize for r44 server you live for
Like local SEO maybe you run a services company or a business kind of company...
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like local SEO maybe you run a services company or a business kind of company and you provide services or products to local people around you this would this is where this would be useful so with this activated let's go back to the titles and meta go back to local SEO and now in addition to being able to choose whether you're a personal company your name logo we now have the option of adding our email our phone number we can also add the address for our street and of course you want to create an about Us page and a contact page when you have those to create it you can simply come in here and choose those pages so I don't know if I have an about page oh I do have an about page so I'll just choose up here and of course contact would be for the contact page so stuff like this so I'm gonna go ahead now save my changes and that is it let's head on over to this social meta and right in here you can of course add the URL of your Facebook page if you do you can also add
The authorship where you would insert your personal Facebook profile URL to...
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the authorship where you would insert your personal Facebook profile URL to show that you hey I'm the author of this particular or post you've got the Facebook admin option you will have to enter your numeric user ID which you can find by going to find my f bid comm you add a profile name right here in this search box and then you will get your numeric ID so you can use that over a year if you wanted to Facebook application if you wanted Facebook apps on your website again you can come in here add the ID the secrets you can add your Twitter username as well and so on I'm gonna go ahead save my changes and let's hand about headin over to the home page as it is right now the home page has been set to a static page so we can actually go to that page and optimize it but in case you have the other option where you're displaying your letters blog posts this is where you would optimize your home page so let me show you how you would do that let's go back
To settings and I'm gonna head on over to reading and switch this to let us...
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to settings and I'm gonna head on over to reading and switch this to let us suppose let's imagine your own home page was displaying the letters posts let's save changes I'm gonna head back now to ranked math titles and meta homepage all right so now from here we can optimize the home page we can choose the title and right here by default you do have the site name the page and then the site description this is okay there isn't any I won't change anything in here at all however anywhere you have your homepage meta description this is where you really want to optimize by adding the keywords associated with your website so in this case right now my website is about traveling it's about being a nomad things like that so I can say for example a blah about traveling and no Madden I'm not
Sure if that's a word actually anyway this is not an english lesson about...
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sure if that's a word actually anyway this is not an english lesson about traveling and let's just say and being a nomad alright and being a nomad and then i'll say travel tips and news things like that so basically what you don't to come in here and add an actual description of your website that makes sense but also add the keywords that you're trying to target so that's what I will do in here you've got the homepage robots meta there is no need to change anything in here as such you could technically actually come in here and also add a specific title for your Facebook in case it's your home page that is shared sometimes it may not it may not just be a post or a page it could be your actual home page being shared on Facebook so in here you can come in right now and add a custom title you could also add a custom description as well and of course you can also add your custom thumbnail I'll recommend that you actually do this
Facebook is a great place to get our traffic and you want to optimize that as...
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Facebook is a great place to get our traffic and you want to optimize that as much as possible so spend some time to add your title for Facebook description and also add a thumb nail all right go ahead save these changes and let's head on over to authors all right this is extremely important because if your blog is a single author blog minute that you are the only one writing articles basically there is only one account right on the website I would highly recommend that you disable this the business because when this is enabled what's gonna happen is that you might hand up having duplicate content so for example you have a post as a standalone post but then you'll have a version of that post in the archives as well so it's basically duplicating content and search engines hate that the only instance where you can enable this is if you have author authors on your site so it's kind of like a multi
Or for kind of website in such a scenario you can enable this and then...
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or for kind of website in such a scenario you can enable this and then write in here or even by default you can see rank math has set it to no index so do not index keep it at no index and then right in here you can also optimize the Auto archive description you can come in here and also optimize your auto archive title to be honest this works just fine I wouldn't see any reason why you'd want to change this I in here you have the add SEO meta box for users this is a great place to basically provide information about the author and possibly even optimize the content for that so you can keep this turned on but I'm gonna go ahead and simply disable because hey it's just me on my blog I'm gonna save my changes and then let's go over to the miscellaneous pages and again to avoid duplicating content I'll recommend you disable your date archives there is really no need to go with this
If you form one is no the other if you want to enable data archives make sure...
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if you form one is no the other if you want to enable data archives make sure that right here where you have the robots meta it is set to no Index I'm gonna go ahead and simply disable mine right here you can customize the title of your 404 page and this is actually an opportunity to you know make it light-hearted for example you could say something like you know oh no page not found or something like that you know just just for fun and you could do that if you wanted to and it also shows some personality as well so you could do that search results title the exact same thing I won't change anything in here this is perfectly fine as it is no index search results yes I'll recommend that you know index them because they don't really contain that much content either way I know index paginated pages now this is kind of irrelevant because ideally your pages and your posts should not be paginate 'add in the past it was
Kind of like a fan you know where you'd have page one page two but nowadays...
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kind of like a fan you know where you'd have page one page two but nowadays people expect all the content of opposed to be on a single page so if you've been passionate in your pages I'll recommend you don't do that anymore have all the content of your post in one single page and then down here of course I will also know index the archives of the pages and also I will know index my password protect the pages if you have pages that are password protected then they are probably private and you don't want search engines crawling out hump them so I'll keep this - no Index Save Changes and that is it so Germany potts uber will now take a look at the post types post pages attachments as well as categories and tags I'll see you then welcome back to part two of titles and meta and we're gonna start off with the post types with post and right here you've got the single post title now this is where you can set a default value for your post titles for search engines and right here
We have the same variables as before but I'm gonna go ahead and remove all of...
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we have the same variables as before but I'm gonna go ahead and remove all of this and set this to just the title so the reason why I'm doing this is because just like with your premier links and your URLs there is a limit to the number of characters that your titles can have when displayed on Google so keeping this - just the title of the post world allow sufficient space for to display the full titles of your post in the search results so I'll recommend title now in here you can also set a default value for the meta description it is set to accept which is fine however let me just stress that you really want to ensure that for individual posts you're optimizing the titles and the descriptions separately this is something that you must absolutely do do not ever fall back to this default options because that's just lazy and quite frankly you will not optimize your content so make sure you go to individual posts and optimize the titles and descriptions and we'll talk about
That a bit later right here you've got your schema tab which we've talked about...
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that a bit later right here you've got your schema tab which we've talked about already ours is an article so leave that as it is and right here you can choose the kind of headline you want for your scheme you are your schema type this is perfectly fine I'll leave this as it is as well as the description we can leave that as it is article type is a cost blog post and in here you've got your posts robots meta we've talked about this already there is really no reason to come in here change anything in here so I'll just leave that done off in here you've got the link suggestions and this is actually something that you would find on Yoast but with the premium version of used with rank math it's offered here for free what this does is that it will provide you with suggestions to link to other articles are within your set so it's a great way to build internal linking so you can choose the kinds of suggestion either go by the title of the post or the focused keywords I'll recommend you go by titles because I feel that Bank math will be better so
That you choose suggestions based on the title of your post rather than the...
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that you choose suggestions based on the title of your post rather than the keywords you're targeting and that post primary taxonomy categories that's perfectly fine but you can go with tags but honestly categories usually would be your primary taxonomy make sure this box is turned on because this is what will allow you to optimize the titles and meta descriptions of your individual posts and then of course bulk editing yes we're going to keep that at enabled let's save our changes and the same thing applies to our pages as well I'm just gonna come in here and leave everything as it is there's no need to change anything in here are attachments the same exact thing there is no reason to change anything in here at all I'll just leave everything as it is and then for categories pretty much the same thing except for the fact that I will turn on the robots meta and I'll choose the no index to avoid duplicates and content so please choose no index for
Your category robots meta and then on the tags it's pretty much the same thing...
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your category robots meta and then on the tags it's pretty much the same thing no index for your tags as well so that is it I'm gonna go ahead and just save my changes even though I didn't really make any changes but that is it so Germany for next video will now take a look at the sitemap settings I will see you then already before we continue let me show you how you can connect Google search console to your website via Venkman and there are various ways of doing this but I think the easiest would be to use the plugin called insert headers and footers by wpbeginner so go ahead download install activate the plug-in and you will see over here on settings you'll see insert headers and footers so where we have Webmaster Tools I'm gonna click on the search console verification page link right here and this will open up a new window so I'm just gonna go ahead now and grab this code alright and then I'm gonna
Head back over to settings and then insert headers and footers and then...
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head back over to settings and then insert headers and footers and then right here where you have scripts in the header I'm gonna go ahead now and paste the code gonna click Save and now I'll head back to web that's essential and then click on verify and blues verify yep there you go it has been verified and that is pretty much it so what I'm just gonna do right now is our grab this content of ITA just where you have the content I will grab this code copy that and then I'll head back to blank math general settings and then webmaster tools and then I'll go ahead and paste the code right here come all the way down here save my changes and there you go and now our website is connected to
Google search console via blank math you could do something similar for Bancorp...
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Google search console via blank math you could do something similar for Bancorp adieu but I don't use any of those so that is that so that's a thing for watching I'll see you in the next class let's now talk about sitemaps and automatically when you activate the sitemap functionality rank math will create one for you and right here you can see this is the link to my own site map and well that's that in here you can customize the options the settings for your sitemaps you've got the links per sitemap the default is 200 but according to the rank math developers you can go as high as 1000 so basically when you now have more than a thousand links ranked math will then end up creating another sitemap to accommodate the new links images and sitemaps I'll recommend that you keep this turned on it's a good way to optimize your images as well include featured images this depends on you there's really no right or wrong answer
To this I'll just keep mine turned off I typically don't include my featured...
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to this I'll just keep mine turned off I typically don't include my featured images in the sitemap in here you can choose to exclude certain posts by their ID so you simply come in here and add the IDs separated by a comma if you wanted to you could also exclude by terms so if any of your posts have setting tags or categories you can come in here and add them in here to exclude them from such engines and of course you wanna ping search engines when you update or publish a new post all right I'm gonna go ahead now save my changes and that's pretty much it for sitemaps nothing much to do here German over next video we'll take a look at the four for mana tool and redirection so I'll see you then let's talk briefly about the four four monitor as well as the redirection so right here you can see that I now have kind of like a broken link and it's the Ajax - index dot PHP
File and you can see I can choose to simply redirect that broken link so I...
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file and you can see I can choose to simply redirect that broken link so I can click on the redirect and this will take me straight to the redirections link and from here I can choose to simply now add the destination URL where the oiling should go to however don't forget that by default we've already are created the options right here we ready say to a customer direction and oh actually didn't even add the URL so let me just say we direct to homepage lights and I'm just save changes and now if I go back here let me just refresh this page so if I go back in here if I don't do anything with this particular broken a link blank metal automatically redirected to the home page anyone tries to visit this particular page or file but if n is I could choose to add a custom redirection for it and
Right here I would add the URL and then right here I can say okay if the URL...
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right here I would add the URL and then right here I can say okay if the URL matches exactly what we have in here then redirect or a consistent like if it contains let's say for example if you wanted to redirect all posts that have the word dog as an example right so any of your posts that have dog in the URL you can redirect them to a new URL if you wanted to and of course you've got the starts with end with regex and so on and so forth so in here this is what you would add the URL that you want to redirect these broken links to again this our custom redirects if you don't do anything in here where commands will automatically choose the option that you've used in here whether it's the default for for the home page or a custom page to keep that in mind however you could choose the kind of redirection where that's a 301 302 307 301 would be
My preferred option now in here you've got the maintenance code where you have...
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my preferred option now in here you've got the maintenance code where you have the four ten and four five one now what exactly is this 410 content deleted is best used to when you do have a link that no longer exists however you don't have a new post or a new URL to redirect that clicking link to as such if you use the 410 content deleted it was simply notify the user that hey the content of this page no longer exists but the good news is that such a page will no longer be considered to be a broken link that is the point of the 410 content deleted now for five one would be used for legal reasons say for example maybe you have like let's say you have like a gambling website right and let's say in certain countries gambling is banned and you don't want visitors from such countries
To be able to access such content your site you can use the four file one...
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to be able to access such content your site you can use the four file one content unavailable for legal reasons you use that note that you cannot apply the directions and maintenance codes at the same time which is the whole point of the maintenance code you use maintenance codes when you cannot provide a destination or whether a redirection URL for the broken link so keep that in mind and of course when all this is done you simply come in here and add your V Direction so that's it for the for for moneyto as well as redirection thank you for watching and of course I will see in the next class we will now take a look at the SEO analysis I'll see you then welcome back now the SEO analysis is probably one of the very best features of ranked math because it is extremely useful but best of all it is free you would only get this on use if you paid for the premium version of yours but again a bank math it's all free and that's why I love ranked math it is so awesome so let's go
Ahead now and just click on the start site wide analysis and let's see all the...
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ahead now and just click on the start site wide analysis and let's see all the good things Bank math has to say about my site and I do have a score of 84 out of a hundred oh wow and I don't have any winnings I did fail six of the tests so ranked math typically will test will run 50 different kinds of tests and I pass 24 of them while I filled six of them we'll take a look at those very very soon so right here for example you can see all the tests are automatic updates turned on yes come on keywords description h1 heading h2 headings and so on yes they are all perfectly fine now keywords in title and description I don't have any keywords because this is a dummy site but of course you want to make sure that this you didn't fill this okay what's the point of view trying to optimize your content if you're not using keywords in the first place right so make sure you have keywords in your titles so I also
Filled the focused keywords as well because again this is a dummy site with...
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filled the focused keywords as well because again this is a dummy site with dummy content I'm not using any actual or keywords that's why I filled up one let's calm down here what else do they feel okay I haven't liked the Google search console yet okay we'll take a look at that very very soon image headers to expire we haven't done that this is this will be more like the caching issues so if you have like a caching plug-in me but like WP lock it or something like that it will take care of these kinds of issues so many fine CSS if I JavaScript all those will be taken care of by a caching plug-in and those are pretty much the tests that I filled so ideally you wanna ensure that you pass all the tests okay and right here you can click on the what is this you can click in there and of course this will take you to the rank math website where you have a lot more explanation as to what all these things are bit they're pretty much
Self-explanatory so your assignment is to ensure that you fix whatever issues...
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self-explanatory so your assignment is to ensure that you fix whatever issues that you might have and that you score a perfect 100 out of 100 so that's it for the SEO analysis else in the next class alright it welcome to the final part of the rank math website optimization and we are in status and tools and this basically is where you can set things like a rollback version so in case you're having difficulties with the latest version of rank math you can come in here right now and roll back to a previous version only do this if you are having issues with the latest version of ranked math note by the way that we are under the Advanced Mode not easy mode you can see right here in the top right hand corner so to see all those options make sure you are in the advanced or mode all right better obtain well that's pretty self-explanatory I'm going to keep that turned off and further down this has
Either been said to you also update for the plugins so I'll recommend you keep...
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either been said to you also update for the plugins so I'll recommend you keep that as it is now database tools this is the place where you can optimize your database and also ensure that all functionality for the plug-in are working properly you've got the Yoast block converter if you've created a fake you blocks or how-to blocks using Yoast you come in here and convert them to rank math note that this change will be permanent by the way so make sure that you know or that you're ready to convert them from used to our Bank math in here you can remove your transients basically this kind of refers like a cache in data for rank math in a way so if you're having difficulties trying to save your options or you realize that you made a change to rank math but you're not seeing those changes take effect you can come in here and remove all the transits it's just kind of like deleting the cached data of Venkman if that makes sense you can force your SEO analysis
Data as well if you're having trouble with the plugin analyzing your site...
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data as well if you're having trouble with the plugin analyzing your site properly you can create analysis in here and then of course internal links we'll take a look at this very very soon once we set optimizing our posts and content but if you're seeing an inflated number of links maybe like math says that hey on this post you have four billion nine hundred and five billion links or something like that then you know it's crazy you can come in here and simply delete the internal links and it's kind of like refreshing the number basically I'm here you have the redirection rules only do this if you're having issues with your redirects because if you delete them you'll have to recreate all the directions all over again so please use this wisely and then of course it's good to clear your 4-fold log once you're having lots of log you know come in here clear them save some space on your web server system status this would be useful if you wanted to
Troubleshoot and the developers of ranked math or the developers of another...
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troubleshoot and the developers of ranked math or the developers of another plug-in asking you to provide you know system information you can come in here and simply copy the system info to clipboard and then send it to them you also have the arrow log in here as well if you needed to copy that or take notes and then finally you've got the import and export so if you're very happy with the settings of your bank math on your website you can just export them to another website by clicking the export link or vice versa if you want to import the bank Matheson's from another website you can use the import setting here instead and that's pretty much it you included backup of your bank math if you want to no need to do that that's pretty much it finally you've got the help and support where of course you can read more documentation about bank math how it works but honestly I'll just join the Facebook group it's a very very useful
Group and you'll get a plenty of support from them so that's it for the technical...
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group and you'll get a plenty of support from them so that's it for the technical aspects of ranked math German if any next video bail will not take a look at how we can optimize our content using the bank math plugin holes you then welcome back let's take a look at the bulk editing tool with rank math and as you can see right now I am on my posts page these are all the posts I have on my blog and in order to use rank math for bulk editing I'll have to go over to the screen options up here and then you will see these three boxes as your details title and then description I will check all three and now you can see we now have three new columns with details title and description so I no longer have to go to each individual post to manipulate them I can do everything from here all I'll have to do is click on the pan so for example for title I can click on SEO title right here and then change the title for this particular post and then do the rest for
Other posts if I wanted to same applies with the SEO description I can do that...
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other posts if I wanted to same applies with the SEO description I can do that one as well and then for the SEO details if I click the pen this basically actually tells you just how optimized the content is for SEO so it's basically out of 100 and as you can see well I do have 85 in 92 a bad but if I click on the pen right here this will show me the focused keywords that I am tagging for each particular post as you can see that's what that does so once you don't making your edits you will see the save all edits button right here simply click on save all edits and you'll be good to go but that's how you can use the editing tool the bulk editing tool for bank math you can do the same for pages as well and any other custom post types that you may have integrated with ranked math so that's it for the bulk editing tool thank you for watching I will see you in the next class so let's take a look at how you can use ranked math to optimize
Your content for your posts and as you can see right now I am on the edit page...
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your content for your posts and as you can see right now I am on the edit page for my post how to fix a hacked WordPress website and you may have noticed I do have a score of 85 out of 100 right here and you might be wondering hold on a second Alex why is it that you only have 85 why not a hundred out of a hundred I'll explain to you why in just a moment but first of all how do you access the rank math section well it depends on the page builder you are using in my case right here I am using the rank math and as such you will find it underneath the main content area you can see this is the rank math SEO section and that's that if you're using the Gutenberg page builder you would have to go over to the three buttons up here at the top right-hand corner and then you will see plugins ranked math you click on rank math and then you'll have access to the rank math our section so what exactly can you do with rank math well the first thing you're gonna do is you'll have to
Provide the keywords that you're targeting for your post that is the most...
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provide the keywords that you're targeting for your post that is the most important thing and right here this is a section for adding your focus keywords now you can see I'm targeting only one particular keyword which is of all key phrase weather which is a fixed a hacked with this website but I can go up to five and in fact let me just quickly demonstrate it to you so that's three four five now if I try to add in another keyword you can see rank math is going to be check that because Bank math can take in five keywords which is actually perfectly fine normally you'd want to take it maybe to three keywords maybe four five is just optimal you targeted more than five it really doesn't make any sense to me but this one reasons why ranked math is also much better than used because with Yoast you can only target one keyword one key phrase with rank math you can go up to five so the keywords
You add in here will determine what your score is based on how optimize your...
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you add in here will determine what your score is based on how optimize your content is for that particular keyword now on the general for ranked math under general if I come down here you can see there are four main categories where ranked math will judge how optimized our content is and as you can see I do have some errors one here is it says the focus keyword doesn't appear at the beginning of your content so for SEO purposes you typically want to include the keyword at the beginning of your content right I didn't do that I'll explain why in just a second but you can see here as well the keyword density is just a open zero sis which is low okay and then it says over here my title doesn't have a power word like you know obtained learn smash you know things like that and then it also says your SEO title doesn't contain a number all right this brings me to why I did not get a
Hundred out of a hundred it's easy for me to get 100 out of 100 if I wanted to...
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hundred out of a hundred it's easy for me to get 100 out of 100 if I wanted to I could easily come in here add a keyword at the beginning of my content add the keywords a lot more you know add a power words my title also add a number to my title I could do all of that but remember that whenever you're writing content you're not just writing content for engines you're also adding content for human beings and in fact Google themselves recommend that if you had to choose between writing for engines and writing for people you should always write for people as such do not get obsessed with trying to score a hundred out of a hundred make sure you're writing fantastic content and then at the minimum try to get maybe an 80 out of 100 if you have 80 you're fine just make sure that over here where you have the basic SEO this is the most important make sure your keyboard isn't the SEO title it's in the description it's in
Your url the q.
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your url the q.what is in your content and then you have a good amount of words I think 1000 is typically like minimum recommended I think but try to target three thousand four thousand maybe even five thousand words now if your article can can have such so again don't get bogged down in trying to score 100 over 100 it didn't make sense for me to include a title or I'm sorry it makes the film include a number in the title the title is how to fix a hacked waters website there is no need for me to add a number there there is also no need for me to add a power word because again the title or the article is all about how you can fix a hat WordPress website so once again I can't stress this enough once again do not get obsessed with getting a hundred out of a hundred all right how do you ensure that your keyword is in the title the description well it's over here you will see this button called edit snippet you click on
Edit snippet and then right here you will have access to the title permalink...
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edit snippet and then right here you will have access to the title permalink and then description now you can see your title cannot surpass 60 characters or else Google will begin to truncate it same with your permalink a permalink will be certain five characters at the most your description is 160 at the most so this is where you would come in here and begin to optimize your title ensure that the keyboard is in the title is in the permalink as well and then in your description this is exactly how you would edit the snippets another thing to point out here is that you do have the ability to choose whether or not this content is going to be a pillock content pillar content and essentially refers to like your very very best articles your very very best content and this would be the kind of content you want to include as an internal link and other posts so if you take this box rank math and the future would recommend you to include this article as an internal link on
Another post that's exactly what these does so keep that in mind but only make...
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another post that's exactly what these does so keep that in mind but only make sure that you choose your very very very best content and also when it comes to internal linking do it naturally as well if you've written an article on how to buy toys I'm just making this up from my head if you've if you've made an article on how to buy toys for for cats for your you know for your kittens then if you have another article when you've written how to buy toys for puppies then of course that would be a natural connection that's a natural connection because because they're both pets kittens or puppies are both pets so you'd want to include that kind of link manually because it makes sense alright so over here after general you have the Advanced tab this is where you can choose to not index the post for one reason or the other but of course you typically want to ensure that all your posts are indexed and then in here you
Will have the schema this is where you can choose the kind of article it is...
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will have the schema this is where you can choose the kind of article it is maybe it's not just a regular blog post maybe it's a video maybe it's a product maybe it's a recipe and so on and then you can add the Edline the description if you wanted to and then of course you've got the social tab this is where you can preview how the post would look like if it was shared on Facebook and then Twitter so you can come in here you can add an image specifically for facebook add a custom time tool add a custom description you can even add and I can overlay but I don't I don't recommend you do this because icons overlays may not do as well on social media so be careful if you wanted to use this option same goes with Twitter as well you can choose to go with the summit card with a large image or just the up card play a card or maybe just the summary card and of course you do have the Twitter preview right here this is exactly how it would look like on Twitter I think it looks okay let's see for Facebook
Facebook looks just fine as well there's no need for me to change any of that so...
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Facebook looks just fine as well there's no need for me to change any of that so that's basically how to use rank math to optimize your content and one of the wonderful things I really love about ranked math is the fact that it actually keeps track of the keywords that you are using for example let me show you it's over here so under additional for example you can see that ranked map actually tracks to see that you've never used the he would before which is very very very important right there this is one of the reasons my rank math already is better than yours with Yoast just would not do this for you maybe the premium version does I'm not sure but hey who ank math is free and it does that for you the actually tracks which of your keywords you've used before and would advise against using them if you have and of course it also checks with other things like whether you've linked to external resources if you have a do follow external link if
You've linked to other resources on your website which is great for internal...
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you've linked to other resources on your website which is great for internal linking as well and some other wonderful are checks just to ensure that your content is fully optimized so that's it oh one more thing right here you do have the preview this is exactly how it would look like on desktop and then you have the mobile preview as well just to show you how your site would look like when it's viewed on a mobile device you can see obviously right here that the URL gets cut out but there isn't that much you can do for mobile that is it for rank math once again please do not obsess over getting 100 out of 100 read great content make sure your content is very informative it has lots of really good tips and guides and then try to score at least 80 out of 100 and you will be fine thanks so much for tchen I will see you in the next class although you have it we've come to the end of today's video where I've showed you how to install and sort of prank math on your WordPress website if you enjoy the video please give it a thumbs up share
The video with anyone whom you feel might benefit from it and be on the...
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the video with anyone whom you feel might benefit from it and be on the lookout for the two other videos that I talked about in the intro I will be making a side-by-side comparison of ranked math and used and show you exactly why ranked math is better than used and then I will be making another video showing you how you can integrate ranked math with Elementor so be on the lookout for those two videos thank you so much once again my name is Alex as a been a pleasure stay safe out there and I'll talk to you soon bye bye

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