It has become increasingly harder to identify great dividend stocks recently. With the yields of most dividend-paying stocks below 4% and bank interest rates closer to 4%, people gravitate towards those higher rates.
Vanguard ETFs are some of the best to choose from, but if you are looking for an excellent ETF for dividends, don't look any further. VYM is an exceptional dividend ETF that competes significantly with SCHD.
VIG is Vanguard's Dividend Appreciation ETF that seeks to track those large-cap companies that have increased their dividends over the last ten years. It follows the S&P U.S. Dividend Growers Index and holds about 289 stocks.
DGRO is the iShares version of a dividend growth ETF. It has focused on companies growing their dividend for five consecutive years. Their yield is only at 2.39%, and that is much less than both SCHD and VYM.