Canonical URLs from Yoast

  • Hello,

    We are moving from Yoast to RankMath. We have installed rankMath on our staging server and have imported our settings from Yoast. When comparing the RankMath and Yoast Settings in the source code of a page I noticed that Yoast has a rel=canonical and RankMath does not. Any idea why?

    Are there any known issues we should know about when migrating from Yoast to RankMath? We really need this to be a smooth migration as we cannot afford to lose any of our rankings.


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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math, and sorry for any inconvenience caused.

    There are no known issues, we ensure that your data gets migrated carefully so that you don’t lose anything in this process and don’t have to set up all meta tags for your posts once again from scratch.

    We have a detailed guide that you can refer to, to migrate all the data correctly:

    If you’ve used Yoast Blocks inside your content, then you can make use of the Yoast Block Converter option with Rank Math to convert the Yoast FAQ and HowTo Blocks to Rank Math’s Blocks for further use.

    Regarding the canonical tag, Rank Math adds the canonical tag to all the posts/pages when they are set to index.

    As you have migrated to a staging server, I am assuming that the posts are set to noindex. Set any post to index and check the page source.

    I hope this helps. Looking forward to helping you.

    Excellent Thanks!
    Just one more question – SEO Titles and Meta – under post descriptions, if we set the description meta to %excerpt_only%
    If we do not write a meta description for one of our posts, does this mean Google will generate a description from our content to display in the Google search results?



    If you use that variable the description will only be generated if an excerpt actually exists on the posts, otherwise, Google will try to fetch something from the page to display on SERPs.

    Hope this helps clarify your doubts.

    Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any other questions.

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