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.
- Thesis (1.x & 2.x)
- Add Meta Tags
- All in One SEO
- Greg's High Performance SEO
- 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.
Select source and destination SEO plugin/theme.
From Genesis to WordPress SEO.
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.
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.
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.