Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Focus keyword not working after import

  • Resolved aclys

    (@aclys)


    Hello.

    After I imported the setting from another SEO plugin, deactivated it and start using YOAST, the focus keywords appear but the “lights” (red for bad, orange for okay, green for good) don’t work. They appear as if they don’t have a focus keyword and Yoast is telling me they need one. The post don’t need a focus keyword, they already have one.

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  • Plugin Support Michael Tina

    (@mikes41720)

    Hi @aclys

    We understand you’ve imported the settings from another SEO plugin (https://yoast.com/help/import-options-in-yoast-seo/) and that the ‘focus keyphrase’ appears but the ‘lights’ in the content analysis don’t work as intended.

    Could you please let us know which plugin you imported it from? Is the focus keyphrase appearing in the focus keyphrase field in the Yoast SEO meta box and is there just a grey score for both SEO and Readability? If you could attach a screenshot (using snipboard.io or another similar website) of what you are seeing in the Yoast SEO meta box for the focus keyphrase field and the SEO content analysis, this would be helpful.

    Thread Starter aclys

    (@aclys)

    @mikes41720

    Thanks for your response.

    Yes, you described it very well. The keyword appears, but the lights are grey.
    Screenshot: https://snipboard.io/ULqwZK.jpg
    Imagine it is for hundreds of articles. It is just an example.

    We used RankMath before and it is this plugin we imported from.

    Plugin Support Md Mazedul Islam Khan

    (@mazedulislamkhan)

    Thanks for sharing the relevant screenshot. When importing SEO data from a 3rd party plugin, you’ll need to go through all of your existing items and update them even without changing anything to have the SEO score calculated and show them on the overview page. We are afraid to say that Yoast SEO can’t generate the SEO score unless you update a page.

    I know that it’s not ideal when you have hundreds of articles but you don’t have to complete all of them in one go. You can take your time and update them on your website to have the SEO score available.

    Plugin Support devnihil

    (@devnihil)

    We are going ahead and marking this issue as resolved due to inactivity. If you require any further assistance please create a new issue.

    Thread Starter aclys

    (@aclys)

    @mazedulislamkhan – Seems you can make your plugin working properly over the years. This is very very far from “ideal” or even working somehow.

    Plugin Support Md Mazedul Islam Khan

    (@mazedulislamkhan)

    Thanks for following up with us on getting the SEO scores on the overview page after importing the SEO data.

    The reason Yoast SEO fails to show the SEO scores on the overview page after importing the SEO data is that when importing the SEO data, the SEO scores aren’t generated. To generate the SEO score, you will need to go to a particular page so that Yoast SEO content analysis can run and generate the SEO score and once you update the relevant page, the relevant page’s SEO score will be saved and will appear in the overview page.

    I hope that clarifies why the SEO scores aren’t appearing for you on the overview page.

    Thread Starter aclys

    (@aclys)

    @mazedulislamkhan

    Thanks for the update and for another explaination. I understood it before, though. But it doesn’t make the plugin better nor the work easier we now have.

    You, Yoast, offer an import/export function, for me, this problem is part of import/export. If this part of the function doesn’t work, the function doesn’t work completely.

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