Best RankMath Settings (2024)

In this post, I will share my Rankmath Settings that I’ve been using over the past years.

RankMath Functions I use

  • 404 Monitor
  • Image SEO
  • Instant Indexing (with Google)
  • Redirections
  • Schema (Structured Data)
  • Sitemap (very important)
  • Video Sitemap (if you use videos)
  • WooCommerce (if you run WooCommerce)

Make sure to disable modules like Analytics and SEO Analyzer, as these options might consume CPU.

Only enable what you use.
If you don’t use it → disable it.
Why? It saves resources (speeds up your website)

General Settings


Strip Category Base: ON
Redirect Attachments: ON
Redirect Orphan Attachments: HOMEPAGE
Nofollow External Links: OFF
Nofollow Image File Links: OFF
Open External Links in New Tab/Window: ON


Enable breadcrumbs function: ON
Separator Character: » (Choose whatever you want here)


Add missing ALT attributes ON

Add alt attributes for images without alt attributes automatically. The attribute is dynamically applied when the content is displayed, and the stored content is not changed.

Leave other settings as they are.


Remove base OFF

Remove prefix from category URL. OFF

Remove parent slugs from category URL. OFF

Remove WooCommerce generator tag from the source code.Remove Schema Markup on Shop Archives ON

Remove Schema Markup Data from WooCommerce Shop archive pages. ON

404 Monitor


Titles & Meta

Global Meta

Post Formats






Sitemap Settings

Links per Sitemap: 200
Images in Sitemaps: ON
Include Featured Images: ON

Make sure to include everything important - you can leave tags off.

About Instant indexing

I’m using Instant indexing with Google compatibility, which is available here: Get Google To Index Your Website Instantly Using the Indexing API

Rankmath writes about this:

**Note** : Google [recommends]( using the Indexing API ONLY for JobPosting or BroadcastEvent embedded in VideoObject websites. During our tests, we found that it worked on any type of website with great results and created this plugin for testing.

If you are not sure whether you want to be using this or not, please stop reading and don’t proceed further. Though Indexing API isn’t against Google AdSense Policy and Terms of Service, we do not recommend using it on money websites. Please proceed at your own risk.

We understand this is not for everyone 🙂

Here’s why this is worth the extra effort.

  1. Rank faster (especially important for time-sensitive content)
  2. Increase your chances of ranking above your competition
  3. Keep search results up-to-date for higher-quality user traffic

I also checked the Rankmath settings of Onlinemediamasters (The Ideal Rank Math Settings (2022 Complete Tutorial)) - which are good. I used mostly the same settings as he did. :slight_smile:

These are my Rankmath Settings. :slightly_smiling_face: If you have any questions, let me know.

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