Joost de Valk is a well-known specialist in the fields of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and WordPress & web development, and often speaks on those topics. He has spoken at conferences like Search Engine Strategies, Search Marketing Expo, SASCon, A4UExpo and WordCamps in various countries.
Joost is the founder and CEO of Yoast, which focuses on consulting in SEO, WordPress optimization and online marketing / content strategy. Current clients include companies like eBay, Facebook, RTL, Salesforce and the European Patent Office. Before he founded Yoast he worked at several online marketing agencies, advising advised companies like Conrad, KLM, Wegener, VNU and het Financieel Dagblad (the Dutch Financial Times).
Next to his work as an SEO consultant, public speaker and developer, Joost has built many a plugin for WordPress (over 3,5 million downloads) and Firefox, he hosts the weekly WordPress Podcast and blogs on WordPress and SEO.
Joost talks on the topic of SEO, blogging, search marketing (SEO en advertising), and viral- & social media marketing. In his presentations he shows, using many examples, how each online and offline company would benefit from search engine optimization and shows no company can live without it.
Testimonials for Joost de Valk:
“Joost is the best SEO expert I’ve worked with. His enthusiasm, knowledge and creativity seem to have no limits. Down to earth and with a no-nonsense approach he’s able to please the CEOs and to challenge the software engineers.”
Jan Paul Dekker, Manager Productions Digital Media, RTL Nederland BV
“Joost is the go to guy when it comes to SEO. But I got to know him mostly for his help with the TwitterCounter API. Instead of helping me out with tips he volunteered to build the whole thing. he did and made it better smoother and less bug-infested than I could have ever done!”
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Initiator, The Next Web Conference
“Joost is one of the brightest and smartest developers I know. He has a well established, and deserved, reputation in SEO circles. But I have been most impressed with his desire to give back, weather it is through his numerous plugins for WordPress or just helping other bloggers (such as myself). He is definitely one of the good guys!”
Avinash Kaushik, Analytics Evangelist, Google