How to migrate from WP Meta SEO to Yoast SEO

If you are on this page, you are likely considering or have already migrated from WP Meta SEO to Yoast SEO. Great to have you on board! This article shows you how to use the tool in Yoast SEO that lets you easily migrate and keep your SEO data. So, you won’t have to worry about losing things like your keyphrases, SEO titles, and meta descriptions in the process.

In this article, we mention the configuration wizard. In Yoast SEO 17.7, we’ve replaced the configuration wizard with the new configuration workout. Check out this help article to read how to use the configuration workout!

Migrating to Yoast SEO from WP Meta SEO

To migrate from WP Meta SEO to Yoast SEO follow these steps

  1. Deactivate WP Meta SEO.

    You can do that by going to the Plugins screen and clicking Deactivate below the plugin.

  2. Create a backup of your site.

    If you are not sure how to do this, take a look at the article – How to create a backup for your WordPress site.

  3. Go to the SEO menu item, and select Tools.

    The Tools screen will open.

  4. Click on the Import and Export link.

    The Import and Export settings will open.

  5. Select the Import from other SEO plugins tab.

    The tab options will be revealed.

  6. Since you should have already created the backup, move on to importing your data from WP Meta SEO by clicking the Import button.

     The time it takes to do the import depends on the amount of data you have. Once the importing is done you will see a notification on the top of the screen.

  7. Go to a Post or Page and check if your data is imported.

    For example, check if your focus keyphrase is there. Also, click the Google Preview button and check if your SEO title and meta description are in order.

  8. Run the Yoast SEO configuration wizard.

    If you need help in this process, watch the video on how to configure Yoast SEO with the configuration wizard.

  9. Once you’ve checked that everything is working properly, click the Clean up Button.

     When the plugin cleans up the data, you will receive a notification on the top of the screen.

How to get the best out of Yoast SEO?

Yoast SEO has a lot of features that can help your site rank. To get the best out of the plugin, start by reading these posts:

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