Thank you for your reply. After some in depth research I am convinced that the score is quite important. Of course, the most important is a score of 60+, but still, I think it is too bad you didn’t keep it there.
RankMath has a lot of potential, but it is a semi finished product, which should not be presented as a ready product. It’s more like a RC version. I took it off my main site, because the changes are too significant and the bugs also.
I will follow it through my minor sites though. I will remain a loyal fan and follower though and I will look forward to a ready product in about a year or so of further development.
We removed the test after much consideration. The easier thing would have been for us to keep it there because we had already put in the effort and went to the trouble of making it work.
But, we want what is best for users and if that means wasting hours of dev. time into Flesch score, then be it.
Readability tests like the Flesch are no longer relevant and that is the reason we removed it. After the BERT update, the automated readability tests have little to no value. What matters now is how well the content is targeted towards the keyword intent and the Flesch readability test cannot tell you that.