Celebrating 10 years of Yoast with a webinar

The 10th-anniversary webinar was so much fun; we had a blast! In case you missed it, check out our recap post. In this post, you’ll find a brief description of all the talks and sessions and the videos.


During the webinar for our 10th anniversary, we had a number of interesting sessions:

About the speakers

Joost de Valk
Joost is a web developer, SEO, and online marketer. In the early days of his career, he worked in several companies, ranging from enterprise hosting to online marketing agencies. This allowed him to work with several large brands around the world. He founded CSS3.info – the biggest CSS3 resource on the web – in 2006 and sold it in 2009. In 2010 he founded Yoast, which focuses on software and training for website optimization. Team Yoast currently consists of more than 90 people. Yoast SEO, Yoast’s main software product, is currently active on around 9 million websites.

Marieke van de Rakt
Marieke van de Rakt is the CEO of Yoast and founder of Yoast academy. She also loves to write about SEO, especially content SEO and site structure. She studied Sociology and Communication Sciences at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and worked as a researcher and teacher at multiple universities. Since the beginning of Yoast, she’s been involved in the company. As of September 2013, she gave up her position at the university and decided to focus solely on Yoast. She’s married to Joost de Valk and they have four amazing children together.

Jono Alderson
Jono is a digital strategist, marketing technologist and full-stack developer with two decades of experience in web development, SEO, analytics, brand and campaign strategy, lead gen and eCRM, CRO and more. He’s worked with startups, agencies and some of the world’s biggest brands to fix websites, implement growth strategies, prepare for the future, and win markets. Jono currently manages special projects at Yoast and was previously a principal consultant at respected SEO agency Distilled. Prior to that, he was global head of digital and head of insight at SEO platform Linkdex, and head of SEO at award-winning agency twentysix.