Thank you for contacting Rank Math for help with an error when importing SEO data to Rank Math.
Please may you share screenshots of the error you are receiving. If you are importing data from another plugin, which plugin are importing from? You can skip the import step during setup and import after the plugin is set up. You can refer to the following guide for more information: https://rankmath.com/kb/import-export-settings/
Hope that helps. Please let us know if you have questions.
can you please provide an email to send you a screenshot as I don’t know how to attach the picture here
You can use image sharing tool like https://imgbb.com/ to share the image. Please try to upload the image there and share the link with us so that we can check this issue further for you.
Looking forward to helping you.
please check the screenshot from the link https://ibb.co/vmcwwRR
Hello, is there any updates from your side regarding the error I’m facing?
We deeply apologize for the delay in response. It seems like the issue is with the calculate score option upon importing the Yoast data.
In this case, please try importing in Rank Math > Status & Tools > Import & Export > Other Plugins, then under the Yoast SEO column, uncheck the
Calculate SEO Scoresoption below, and click the Import button.
If you wanted to recalculate the scores, then you can follow the steps in this link:
Let us know how it goes.
kindly I have an inquiry regarding the indexing and hope you can help me, before I moved from Yoast SEO to Rank Math I had previous items discovered but not indexed, so can Rank Math help in indexing all the website URL, and is there any way to force indexing all these items?
below are some Attached screenshots from the Google search console:
We’re glad that you have already been able to import your Yoast data.
Regarding the issue, your sitemaps are working fine. However, your robots.txt is returning a 404 error not found. In this case, you may need to create a physical file in your website’s root directory with our recommended rules:
Once done, resubmit your sitemaps in your Google Search Console account and give Google some time to recrawl your site.
Here’s a link for more information:
Hope that helps.
Thank you so much for your prompt reply, however, I need something to be clarified because I’m not from a technical background
regarding creating a physical file and add to my website’s root directory…can you please tell me where can i find my root directory if I’m going to use Filezilla? or shall I add that mentioned codes from the Rankmath dashboard by Editing robots.txt?
can you please advise if there is a video explaining how to do that would appreciate that
Hello, I have found a way to add the robots.txt file to my root directory but before I add the file I think I did a mistake in the plugin from the settings I edited the robots.txt with the code that was mentioned as you can see in the below screenshot in addition after adding the robot.txt I went to google search console and I found that another URL property created also you can check that from the screenshot and please advise if there is something wrong happened and how to fix it and also how to remove one of the properties from google search console because it might affect indexing
Your robots.txt is already working fine with the recommended rules.
To remove your sitemaps in your Google Search Console account, you will need to click the sitemap and you’ll see the 3 dots at the upper right corner of your screen
Once done, you’ll need to resubmit your main sitemap
/sitemap_index.xmland give Google some time to recrawl your site:
Hope that helps.
Thank you for your reply, however, I have mentioned in my earlier message that after adding the robots.txt I found that there is another property created with the same URL so my inquiry was shall I remove the new URL property as shown in the screenshot in the pervious message or leave it? I really don’t know what to do if I removed the old site map shall it affect my SEO?
Thank you for your patience.
You may need to delete the domain property and use Rank Math’s generated property in your Google Search Console.
The URL-prefix property (with WWW) also helps keep your sitemap in sync with Google Search Console as we submit it automatically for you.
@Jack Unfortunately, Rank Math is exclusive to the WordPress platform only.
Hope that helps.
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