The Genesis framework already includes SEO settings by default.
There’s no doubt that Yoast’s SEO plugin is the most comprehensive all in one solution for WordPress SEO.
But, do Genesis users need to install a SEO plugin on top of what Genesis already includes?
You may need to ask yourself this question based on your own needs and what other plugins you have installed which effect SEO.
Plugins like Jetpack now include some of the meta tags WordPress SEO already includes which can duplicate certain tags potentially causing SEO problems for some.
It really depends on which plugins you have active at the same time. This is the reason i suggest new Genesis users as well as existing users who also use Yoast’s WordPress plugin consider their position.
That’s a consideration only you can make however i would like to show you how easy it is to convert your SEO settings from Yoast’s plugin to the built in Genesis SEO settings.
SEO Data Transporter
You can also read more about how to change themes without losing your SEO settings.
After installing the SEO data transporter plugin, you’ll find the settings under Tools.
You can analyze which settings will be transported before converting.
If you’re happy with the result, then Convert and the job is completed.
You can see the SEO elements which will be included before you convert.
Once you’ve converted your SEO settings, you can then delete both plugins.