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 ensure the process runs smooth and that all your SEO data, such as keyphrases, SEO titles, and meta descriptions, will be safe. Migrating from SmartCrawl SEO to Yoast SEO

To migrate from SmartCrawl SEO to Yoast SEO follow these steps

  1. Create a backup of your site

    Make sure you don’t lose any valuable data! Check How to create a backup for your WordPress site for instructions.

  2. In your WordPress back-end, go to Plugins

    When you log in, click in the sidebar menu on Plugins.

  3. Deactivate SmartCrawl SEO

    In the Plugins menu, find the SmartCrawl plugin and click Deactivate to disable it.

  4. Install Yoast SEO

    Search for Yoast SEO in the Plugin repository or follow this guide to install Yoast SEO for WordPress.

  5. Go to the Yoast SEO menu item, and select Tools

    The Tools screen will open.

  6. Click on Import and Export

    The Import and Export settings will open.

  7. Select Import from other SEO plugins tab to import data

  8. Import your data

    You have already completed Step 1 by backing up your data. Select the SmartCrawl SEO plugin in the drop-down menu and click on Import to migrate your data. It may take some time to import all the data: you will see a notification at the top of the screen when it is complete.

  9. Check that your data has been imported correctly

    All your focus keyphrases, SEO titles and descriptions should have migrated to the Yoast SEO plugin. You can check this by opening any of your Posts or Pages and checking if the focus keyphrase and search appearance are filled in.

  10. Go through the First-time configuration

    To make sure that Yoast SEO works correctly, run the First-time configuration in the Yoast SEO menu. You can also go here directly by clicking the link in Step 4 of the Import from other SEO plugins process.

  11. Clean up your remaining data

    After finishing the First-time configuration, select Step 5 of the Import from other SEO plugins process. This step will clean your old data: you will receive a notification when it is complete.

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