How To Switch From All In One SEO To Yoast

Migrate From All In One SEO To Yoast
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Earlier, I have shared a detailed setup guide for All in one SEO plugin and WordPress SEO By Yoast plugin, and when I compare both the plugins, WordPress SEO by Yoast is clear winner due to the overwhelming number of SEO and Social features it offers. WordPress SEO by Yoast came into the market much later after All in one SEO, and there are many blogs which are still stuck with All in one SEO plugin. In this guide, I will be sharing how you can migrate All in one SEO plugin settings to WordPress SEO by Yoast.

A quick guide to Switching from All in One SEO to Yoast plugin:

Before, we start here are few things you need to know:

  • Take a backup of your blog database before you perform this action.
  • After migrating SEO settings to SEO by Yoast plugin, you need to disable All in one SEO.
  • After verifying settings, you can delete all in One SEO plugin.

Login to WordPress dashboard, and install SEO by Yoast. Yoast SEO plugin offers import export feature, which supports many popular SEO plugins ( HeadSpace2, All-in-One SEO, OLD All-in-One SEO, WooThemes SEO framework). Click on SEO > Tools>  Import and export

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Now select “Import from other SEO plugins” and click on the checkbox next to import from all in one SEO, and also check the box for delete old data after import.

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Click on import, and within seconds your SEO settings from All in one SEO will be imported. You will see a success message like this “All in One SEO data successfully imported., and old data deleted.”

Now head over to WordPress SEO by Yoast Setup guide, and follow it to finish the setting part of SEO by Yoast. You can take advantage of Bulk Edit YOAST SEO fields in Spreadsheet to check meta description, title for all your blog posts and pages. Similarly, if you are using any plugin like RSS footer, Robots meta plugin, you can use the import-export feature to import settings to SEO by Yoast plugin, and disable those old plugins.

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The whole setup process will not take more than 5 minutes, but this small change will improve the SEO score of your overall blog. More over, social feature of SEO by yoast will help you to add many useful feature like Twitter meta card, Facebook open graph meta data. If you have any question before making this change, feel free to let me know via comments.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

17 thoughts on “How To Switch From All In One SEO To Yoast”

  1. Holly

    Hello! Can you delete the spreadsheet plug in after you use to check everything over? Or will that negate any changes? I installed YOAST this morning and imported the data from All in One SEO and was disappointed to see it didn’t copy my keyword phrase.

  2. kajal

    outstanding writeup, Harsh. I simply wanna upload that it’d be top notch if WordPress search engine optimization came with step-by-step video tutorials so that you can easily follow them.great post thanks..

  3. Kevin Lopez

    HI, one question…
    I migrate from All in One because I have a month old website and havent seen any kind of ranking optimization even though I have a strong blog with lots and lots of useful content.

    I opted to change to see if YOast will help me perform better on the searches.

    Can you tell me, after you migrate, how long can you see this impact on the rankings?

    Thanks a lot, you have a wonderful blog

  4. sahil toga

    hey harsh
    can we use all in one seo and WordPress plugin together? what is your answer?

  5. Sumesh

    Hi Harsh !!
    i am using All in One SEO and if i switch to Yoast then will it affects my SEO on previous articles ?? What about the Meta Description and Keywords of my previous articles ?
    Thanks in advance

  6. Alize Camp

    I’m planning to switch from All In One SEO Pack to WordPress SEO. However I’m afraid it can affect to my SEO scores. Does it ?

  7. Donnie

    So over the first half of 2013 I used All In One SEO and the second half I started using Wodpress SEO. I’d like to get rid of All In One SEO altogether. If I use this import function it will still keep my last 6 months of WordPress SEO Yoast data, correct?


  8. Andrew Scherer

    I feel really silly saying this, but I was genuinely having trouble with migrating between these until I read your guide. It’s so simple, and I feel a bit foolish. Thank you for publishing this. I also appreciate that you recommended making a backup. Fortunately, I didn’t need to rely on one this time around, but you never know what might happen and I probably wouldn’t have even considered it. Basically what I’m saying is that I appreciate what you did here as it saved me quite a headache and a potential one if my data had all been lost in the migration.

  9. Kenneth von Rauch

    Great writeup, Harsh. I just wanna add that it would be awesome if WordPress SEO came with step-by-step video tutorials so that you can easily follow them. That’s because some of the settings are not that straight forward, eespecially for beginners.

  10. Kamran Abdul Aziz

    Hi Harsh!

    I did migrate from AIOSEOP to WP SEO by Yoast!

    But the Problem is it didn’t copied the Keywords i did entered in my posts manually!
    As a result, all my 75 posts are of now without a single keyword .
    Please Help brother!

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      I believe this will work when you enable Meta keywords option from Yoast Setting page.

      1. Kamran Abdul Aziz

        It did worked, Thanks buddy!

  11. Ashwani Gaat

    Should we enable keyword tag in WordPress by SEO yoast or not

  12. Naveen

    wordpress seo by yoast was the first plugin installed in my blog a month ago.

  13. Ankur Upadhyay

    I didn’t know that WordPress SEO by Yoast supports Twitter meta card and Facebook open graph meta data too. Currently, I am using inbuilt SEO features of Genesis framework. Should I start using WordPress SEO by Yoast ? Will it help in improving my blog’s SEO?

  14. Kuldeep

    Thanks Harsh for sharing this useful, I was looking for similar stuff from past 2-3 days.
    Thanks 🙂

  15. Kinjalk Tripathi

    Thanks Harsh for this Tutorial .
    Last Month I Switched Yoast’s SEO plugin same way.

    It’s better than AIOSEOP

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