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Thijs de Valk
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My latest post!
Testimonials are a very important source of trust for people that shop online. We'll tell you how to make the best use of your testimonials.
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We’ve changed our Conversion Reviews! We’re now also offering Landing Page Reviews ($499) and Checkout Reviews ($749)! Order here:
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We collaborated with +Convert.com Conversion Optimization to make it easier to A/B or MV test on your WordPress site, with a new free plugin!
Convert Experiments™ provides advanced A/B and MVT Testing functionality for your website or blog.
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Thijs wrote a post about how to set up your goals in +Google Analytics and how to perfect them.
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10 april mag ik spreken op +Emerce #conversion14 in Amsterdam. Een mooie lijst sprekers al, dus schrijf je snel in! http://www.emerce.nl/conversion/
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You can now order your Conversion Review!
Optimize and Increase your Conversion Rate! So you’re selling awesome products, but can’t seem to convince your visitors how awesome they are? Do people seem to find your website, but not your sales pages? Or do you just think you could be making more money? That’s exactly why we’re now offering a Conversion Review. We…
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On viewing patterns, and why they don't really mean anything.
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+Michiel Heijmans wrote a post about what to think about when starting or optimizing your online shop. Nice read!
Still not selling anything in your online shop? You might have forgotten something. We have written down five of the essentials!
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Marieke talks a bit about our research and why it's important to know your audience!
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Sliders suck. End of story.
Last Tuesday we released our first three themes, and this will be the first post in a series that will explain what themes should and should not have. These posts will also explain why we made certain choices regarding our themes. With the release came a storm of reactions, some downright negative, but most of…
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Hi Thijs: I wanted to post a comment on that article--are comments closed? Anyway, I'm a photographer and am wondering if you have a suggestion on a better way to display my portfolio. To me sliders seemed like the most unobtrusive, simple way to show many large photos with no text (other than captions). But after reading your article, I'm wondering how I could present my photos without sliders. 

Do you have any suggestions? Any photo sites with big photos and little text and no sliders that you like? Here's one of my portfolios with sliders, I'm curious about better presentations (all images for each portfolio on same page?):http://www.jimnewberry.com/portraits-1/

Thanks, Jim
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My newest post on yoast.com: Shopping Cart Abandonment.
Should that really be called abandonment? And what can you do about it?
Shopping cart abandonment is an interesting topic, but should it actually be called abandonment? This post divulges on our ideas on this.
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Frontend/Design/CSS addict? I'd love your 2 cents on this!
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    Senior Consultant, 2012 - present
    I do customer support, website reviews and conversion reviews, along with some rate optimization on yoast.com. Conversion is my personal favorite and will be the thing you see me doing most prominently.
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A behavioural scientist turned geek to work at Yoast. Now doing support, website reviews and conversion reviews.
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  • Radboud University Nijmegen
    Behavioural Sciences, 2006 - 2012
  • Stedelijk Gymnasium Nijmegen
    1999 - 2006
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