How To Transfer SEO Settings From One Platform To Another

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This is one of the most common question people ask me regularly.

Either they are switching from one SEO plugins to another or shifting their blogs on much advanced SEO powered Frameworks like Genesis or Thesis.

You might have experienced an issue with your current SEO plugin, and decided to shift to another plugin or an inbuilt SEO theme.

In both of the cases I am going to provide you solution today.

When we use any SEO plugin on our blog then it create a separate tables in your database where it store all your metadata title, description and keywords.

So every time Google's crawlers comes on your blog, they get well optimized article, and finally give you better ranking.

In short – there is huge importance to have meta data on your blog.

Having a well optimized blog has become so important that you must always follow latest SEO changes. By following these small guidelines you can make your blog more SEO friendly and ultimately have more traffic.

With the introduction of SEO optimized themes like Genesis and Thesis it has become much easier to make your blog compliant with all the guidelines.

When I transferred my blog from non-SEO optimized theme to Genesis, I was very much confused regarding the SEO migration.

So I started searching for the solution because transferring SEO for each article was quite a lengthy procedure.

Soon I found the solution.

If you have made your mind to shift your blog on a new Framework and feeling terrified because you might be thinking to transfer all the SEO settings of all posts then this article is for you.

Here we are going to talk about a plugin which automatically analyze your seo settings on your blog and show you step by step instruction to do the migration.

This plugin is going to detect the SEO setting and transfer to new platform as it is.

The plugin's name is – SEO Data Transporter

This plugin can transfer settings from following themes and plugins.

Supported Themes

  • Builder
  • Catalyst
  • Frugal
  • Genesis
  • Headway
  • Hybrid
  • Thesis (1.x & 2.x)
  • WooFramework

Supported Plugins

  • Add Meta Tags
  • All in One SEO
  • Greg's High Performance SEO
  • Headspace2
  • Meta SEO Pack
  • Platinum SEO
  • SEO Ultimate
  • WordPress SEO

How to migrate SEO Settings?

Install the plugins and go to Tools > SEO Data Transporter

Note: I am using Genesis framework for demo blog so I am going to show you from Genesis to another plugin or theme.

Step 1:

Select source and destination SEO plugin/theme.


From Genesis to WordPress SEO.

Step 2:

Click on analyze button

It will analyze all SEO settings on your blog and give you full record.


It found 12 total records on my blog including title, description and keywords for the metadata.

Step 3:

Click on convert

If it's successful, it will show all the records updated.


Everything done. 🙂

We have successfully moved from one SEO plugin/theme to another.

One Special Instruction

After reading my blog for a long time many of my readers has also started using Genesis Framework for their blogs.

So they face one strange issue.

They don't see any Genesis SEO setting in the dashboard.

So here is the solution:

If you are using any plugin like WordPress SEO by Yoast or All-In-One SEO then they deactivate default Genesis SEO settings.

If you want to use Genesis SEO settings for your blog then follow the process as told above and deactivate your SEO plugin.

After deactivating them you'll see settings to play with your blog's SEO using Genesis.

Final Words

Now no need to feel terrified because we have solid solution to transfer SEO settings from one platform to another.

Simply install this plugin, do as told above and enjoy new SEO for your blog.

Feel free to ask in the comment section if you are facing any issue during the migration or any other critical issue.

Kulwant Nagi

Hi! I am Kulwant Nagi. I created this blog in 2011 with the vision to help new bloggers. I am running more than 10 blogs on various categories and running a digital marketing company in India now.

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6 thoughts on “How To Transfer SEO Settings From One Platform To Another”

  1. Hi, I would like to ask anyone using thesis 2, do you have any issues moving seo meta from thesis 2 , to yoast wordpress seo using the seo transporter plugin. I have tried many times to do this with no luck, seo transporter hasn’t been updated for a couple years too.

    The issue I get, is the seo transporter says the seo has been moved to yoast, and it vanishes from the thesis meta fields, however yoast meta fields remain empty too. At first I thought I deleted all my seo 🙁 . But click transfer from yoast to thesis 2 and they re-appear (phew).

    Has anyone else noticed this with recent thesis versions or just me? I tried disabling plug-ins. I also tried using another seo plugin and move meta to that, before moving to yoast seo. And then finally I even tried installing thesis 1.8, then moving the meta from this to yoast with the data transporter (assuming that seo transporter works well with thesis 1.8 but not with thesis 2). None of these steps work and I had to recover data from database files as I completely lost meta at one stage.

    Any advice from a thesis veteran would be greatly, GREATLY appreciated. If not I face the task of manually copying and pasting over 600 meta fields.

  2. Thank-you so much for this. I have been looking for a post that specifically focuses on Genesis and that is straightforward and detailed. This post is exactly that.

  3. I’ve run into one major problem when using the “SEO Data Transporter” to move my Genesis SEO settings into Yoast.

    After running the plugin, while it does successfully transfer my custom page titles and meta descriptions, the separator and site title DO NOT appear on any of these pages.

    The output in Yoast is properly set to %%title%% %%page%% %%sep%% %%sitename%%.

    Pages that never had a custom page title *DO* show up just fine (with the separator and site title). Using Yoast’s “Enable force rewrite titles” does not resolve the issue either.

    I have many Genesis sites I wish to fully convert to Yoast and this plugin is the only one available to transfer the data. But with this glitch, I’m not sure it’s worth it.

    Please help. Thanks in advance.

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