Migrating from Yoast SEO to All in One SEO (2 Simple Steps)

Migrating From Yoast SEO to All in One SEO (2 Simple Steps)

Do you want to know how to migrate your SEO settings from Yoast SEO to All in One SEO? It’s super easy!

But before anything else, we want to wish you a warm welcome! We’re happy to have you join our family. We’re also excited for you since migrating to All in One SEO (AIOSEO) will help take your SEO efforts to the next level.

In this post, we’ll show you how to switch from Yoast to All in One SEO in 2 simple steps. And don’t worry, we promise you won’t lose any of your valuable SEO data. We know how hard you’ve worked to get to where you are… 

…and fortunately, it’s about to get even better!

But first, you may be wondering if it’s okay to change an SEO plugin and what will happen to all your data? We’ll put your worries to rest next.

Is It Okay to Change an SEO Plugin?

It’s definitely okay to change an SEO plugin, and it won’t hurt your rankings in search engines.

As long as you migrate your prior SEO settings to AIOSEO, nothing will be lost. You can rest assured that AIOSEO will import all your metadata, such as SEO titles, meta descriptions, keywords, etc.

You won’t have to write them all over again and go through the hassle of updating all your web pages. 

In fact, it only takes 2 simple steps to do this using AIOSEO. And if you’re currently using Rank Math instead of Yoast, the same steps work for that plugin as well. 

That said, let’s take a look at how to switch from Yoast to All in One SEO next. 

Migrating From Yoast SEO to All in One SEO

The best WordPress SEO plugin, All in One SEO

Are you ready to boost your SEO with the #1 most powerful WordPress SEO plugin? We can feel your excitement!

For you who don’t know, AIOSEO is the original WordPress SEO plugin and is used by over 3,000,000+ professionals all around the world.

With AIOSEO, you’ll get access to all the advanced SEO tools you need to optimize your site to rank high in search engines and drive more traffic. 

Here are a few of AIOSEO’s powerful SEO tools and features:

  • Smart XML Sitemaps — automatically generate a WordPress XML sitemap, video sitemap, or news sitemap to notify all search engines and Google News of any new updates.
  • TruSEO On-Page Analysis  — get an in-depth analysis of your on-page optimization and an actionable checklist that helps you to unlock maximum traffic with each page.
  • WooCommerce SEO — get access to advanced eCommerce SEO features to optimize product pages, product categories, and more.
  • Local SEO — boost rankings for all your Business Listings, and get featured in Google’s Knowledge Panel and Google Maps.
  • Custom User Roles  — custom user roles allow you to manage access to important SEO features without handing over control of your website.

These are just a few of the awesome SEO tools and features you’re about to discover and get access to.

Alright, let’s get started!

Easily Import Your SEO Settings Directly From the Setup Wizard 

The easiest way to import your SEO data to AIOSEO is simply by installing and activating AIOSEO and launching the Setup Wizard.

Welcome to the AIOSEO setup wizard

As soon as you click on the Let’s Get Started button, it’ll take you to a new window where you can import your SEO settings.

AIOSEO will automatically detect the SEO plugin you’re using, and ask you to select it.  

Migrating from Yoast SEO to All in One SEO - import data from your current plugins

As you can see, it has detected that you’re currently using Yoast SEO. Next, click on the Import Data and Continue button. 

Now, continue the Setup Wizard’s remaining 5 steps to configure your website settings, and that’s it!

AIOSEO will automatically import your prior SEO settings, and you can go ahead and deactivate and delete Yoast SEO.

However, if you rather use the Import/Export settings to migrate your SEO data from Yoast to All in One SEO, we’ll show you how to do that next.

Importing Your SEO Settings Using the Import/Export Settings 

To get started, click on the Tools section in the All in One SEO menu, and then click on the Import/Export tab. 

Import/export settings in All in One SEO

In the Import Settings From Other Plugins section, click on the drop-down menu and select the plugin you want to import your SEO settings from.

Choose a plugin to import SEO data directly into AIOSEO

Then, it will ask you to select the settings that you want to import, and once you’ve made your selection, you click on the Import button.

In addition, you’ll have the option to do a backup of the AIOSEO settings, which is good if you want to export your new SEO settings to another website. Just click on the Create Backup button, and AIOSEO will create and save a backup of your settings.

Importing Your SEO Settings From a JSON or INI File

You can also import your SEO settings from a JSON or INI file. 

To get started, navigate to the Import / Restore AIOSEO Settings, and click on the Choose a File button to upload your file.

Import settings from a JSON or INI file in All in One SEO

Once you’ve uploaded your file, simply click on the Import button to the bottom left corner. 

Note: The imported settings will overwrite existing settings and will not be merged. Also, your SEO settings will be imported instantly but the meta data may take a while depending on the size of your website.

Finally, if you need to export your new SEO data to another website, we’ll show you how to do that next.

Exporting Your SEO Settings 

Exporting your SEO settings is super easy when using AIOSEO’s Export Settings. Simply mark the checkboxes with the data you want to export.

Exporting your SEO settings in All in One SEO

After you’ve marked all your settings, just click on the Export Settings button in the bottom left corner, and it’ll generate a file containing all your SEO data.

That’s all!

We hope this helped you understand how to migrate your SEO settings from Yoast SEO to All in One SEO. You will now have access to all the advanced and powerful SEO tools you need to drive more organic traffic to your website and improve rankings in search engines.

Now that you’ve joined our awesome AIOSEO family, you may also want to check out more ways to improve your SEO in our ultimate WordPress SEO guide and local SEO checklist

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For instance, it shows you how to use AIOSEO’s unique SEO Audit Checklist feature, which analyzes your site’s SEO score and gives recommendations on how to improve your SEO to reach 1st page rankings on Google. 

Get started with AIOSEO today, and you’ll be very happy you did!

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9 comments on “Migrating From Yoast SEO to All in One SEO (2 Simple Steps)

  1. I’ve changed over before the website build so there is nothing to migrate into the new plugin. I selected the wrong one, wanted the “All in One SEO Pack”. Just got confused because it was not from Micheal Torbert anymore.

    1. Hi Anna, All in One SEO has been developed by us since January 2020. It’s still the same plugin as was developed by Michael.

  2. Hi there,

    I have a BLOG which has a SUBDOMAIN and a SUBDIRECTORY. would this consider 3 websites for premium version?

    Amin Rezaei

  3. Want to migrate manual edited data from yoast to AIOSEO. However only settings and NOT the edited titles and descriptions have been imported. Does this work anyhow without code knowledge?

    1. Hi Michael, the settings are imported immediately. But the post/term meta is imported via a background process that may take some time to complete.

      hope this helps 🙂