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Joost de Valk
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Attended Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Lives in Wijchen, the Netherlands
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CEO / WordPress developer
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  • Yoast
    CEO, present
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    Account Manager, 11
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    Account Manager, 11
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    Search Strategist, 8
  • OrangeValley
    Internet Strategist, 9 - 11
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Beuningen, the Netherlands - Tijgerstraat 123, Nijmegen - Burghardt van den Berghstraat 63, Nijmegen
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WordPress / Web developer, SEO & all round geek.
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I'm an online marketeer / SEO & web developer with an addiction to WordPress, social media and blogging.

I evangelize the use of open source products, try to find new methods to promote sites in search and like having fun with my family!
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I've got 3 kids and my WordPress plugins have been downloaded over 6 million times.
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  • Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
  • Arnhem-Nijmegen University of Professional Education
  • Stedelijk Gymnasium Nijmegen
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Very proud of this: we've written our own (e)book on Optimizing WordPress sites :)
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the best setup yoast link???????!!!
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We've included a set of beautiful (and useful) video tutorial in our Premium SEO plugin, read all about it:
We've created a set of 17 beautiful WordPress SEO tutorial videos, now included in the WP SEO Premium plugin!
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Hi Joost! I've been trying to buy this plugin but the form for entering your Visa number on your site won't let me. Keeps saying " please use selected format" when you enter the Visa number ( and I do!), and won't let me continue. Michael
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Very proud of this: we've partnered with Sucuri to have them regularly review all the code of our major plugins. 
We've partnered with world class security firm Sucuri to have them review the code of all our major plugins on a quarterly basis. Read all about our reasoning for that here!
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Great move, more of this is needed...
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So.. This could lead to some ugly results.
Individuals have right to control their data and can ask search engines to remove results, says European court
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In which I discuss all the work I've been doing for yoast.com and quixapp.com on SSL / https.
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Hi! Your article was very useful for me when switching my site to SSL. But I met difficulties with CDN for SSL!.. How did you configured SSL for CDN content? As I know - you are using Amazon CloudFront? Would be great to hear this from our guru )
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Marieke wrote a post, go read it! :)
Google Analytics provides us with lots of information about our visitors. However, we are in complete ignorance about the motivations of our visitors to buy our products.  Why do people shop online?  And how can we influence their motives and make them buy (more of) our products? Thijs already gave lots of useful insights in…
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You would think they can release a plugin update - its not like there is not an update release for plugins every other day +Rodrigo Henrik 
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Google is removing more and more "fluff" from the search results. I shared some of my thoughts about it.
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Back to a nice and clean Google! (SERPS)
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+Thijs de Valk writes about the use of testimonials on your site.
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We've managed to "recover" two sites from the last Panda with a simple fix; read all about it :)
If you're hit by Google Panda 4, this post *might* help you fix it in a very simple way. Robots.txt-ing your CSS & JS might be the cause.
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Yes. Great case study!  I just emailed this to someone that doubted my analysis in which I stated that "Your robots.txt file exhibits an extreme case of blocking resources."
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Quite happy to announce the release of our News SEO plugin version 2.0:
The latest version of News SEO allows you to optimize your site for Google News with ease!
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I have been trying to get a response for over 2 weeks?!?!?!?!?!?!
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Hello, I sent you a few email but have not heard back?!
I want to include Cross domain tracking. I have two domains www.111.com and www.222.com for example!
 
I found a video (possibly your old software) that allowed this, is there some way to set this up with your system or allow for two tracking codes right know mine is setup with one main code for example UA-52236232-1 & UA-52236232-2 ?
 
Any information, direction, suggestions, etc. would be very helpful?! I believe it is evening for you there as you are in 
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Marieke wrote a post on our recent questionnaire and what we did with it:
Marieke studied our audience using a questionnaire, in this post, she shows some of the results and shares some tips on how you could deal with that too.
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Friends are the best! I love you!
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We're offering a new service at +Yoast, read all about it here:
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he look jest like you
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get_permalink memory usage issues - Yoast
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WordPress Themes - Yoast
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News SEO for WordPress & Google - Yoast
yoast.com - written by Joost de Valk

If your WordPress blog is listed in Google News, you will not be able to live without this News SEO module for the WordPress SEO plugin.

Local SEO for WordPress - Yoast
yoast.com - written by Joost de Valk

With the Local SEO module for the WordPress SEO plugin you'll easily optimize your WordPress blog to perform well in Local Search Results!

Video SEO for WordPress SEO - Yoast
yoast.com - written by Joost de Valk

The Video SEO module for the WordPress SEO plugin is a must-have for the video blogger, automatically optimizing your video's for search engines.

Facebook Comments for WordPress WordPress plugin got 3.5 stars from Yoast
yoast.com - written by Joost de Valk

If you want to use Facebook comments on your blog this is a fairly ok plugin, be sure to take your time set it up correctly though, it's somewhat complex.

WordPress SEO 1.2 – Major Upgrade
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The 1.2 release of the WordPress SEO plugin packs a LOT of goodies. Go read this post to find out which and then go play with it!

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FAQ - Google Analytics for WordPress - Yoast
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Video SEO: A technical guide - Yoast
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The technicalities of Video SEO are very important to understand: without it your videos will never rank. Come learn it here!

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Need a WordPress SEO Consultant? Look no Further - Hire Yoast!
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Testimonial for the WordPress SEO plugin - Yoast
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Meta Robots WordPress plugin - Yoast
yoast.com - written by Joost de Valk

This plugin gives you a lot of tools to SEO your blog and avoid duplicate content on it!

Blog Metrics - Yoast
yoast.com - written by Joost de Valk

Are you becoming a better blogger? Which of your authors are performing best? See it all with Blog Metrics!

Nieuwe trainingen · Yoast NL
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Na het succes van de eerste basistraining hebben we besloten een datum vast te leggen voor drie verschillende trainingen, waarvoor je je van

Why can I only use one focus keyword in WordPress SEO? • Yoast
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You can only chose one focus keyword for a post in our WordPress SEO plugin. This post explains why you really don't need more than one.

500 Website Reviews, what we've learned! • Yoast
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500 Website Reviews, what we've learned! 22 January, 2013 by Joost de Valk - Leave a Comment. Over the last 3 years, we've sold & delivered

Mooi bedrijf met leuke sfeer, heerlijke sandwiches en het kleintje soep erbij is een aanrader!
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