How to migrate from SmartCrawl SEO to Yoast SEO

Kudos for choosing the best SEO plugin! In this article, we’ll explain how you can easily migrate from SmartCrawl SEO to Yoast SEO. We ensured the process is as smooth as possible and that all your SEO data, such as keyphrases, SEO titles, and meta descriptions, will be safe. So let’s get to it.

Migrating from SmartCrawl SEO to Yoast SEO

To migrate from SmartCrawl SEO to Yoast SEO follow these steps

  1. Deactivate SmartCrawl SEO.

    You can do that by going to the Plugins screen, and locating the plugin. Then, hover your mouse over it to reveal the options, and click Deactivate.

  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 SmartCrawl 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. Go through the First time configuration.

    Click the link provided in the step to go directly to the configuration. Follow the steps there to configure Yoast SEO.

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

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

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