About Joost de Valk

Yoast Thumbs UpJoost is a 30 year old web developer, SEO and online marketer. He started his career in several companies, ranging from enterprise hosting to online marketing agencies, allowing him to work with several large businesses around the world.

Joost founded CSS3.info – the biggest CSS3 resource on the web – in 2006 and sold it in 2009. Early 2010 he built Quix, which was featured in many online publications from Mashable to Lifehacker and ReadWriteWeb.

In May of 2010 Joost also founded Yoast, which focuses on consulting in SEO, WordPress optimization and online marketing / content strategy. Current clients include the Guardian, eBay, Disney Interactive and the European Patent Office.

What does Joost de Valk do?

Joost’s combined background as a web developer, marketer and entrepreneur allows him to not only make people perform better in search engines, but also to make sure they perform better for the right terms and know how to convert those new visitors into customers. Because of that, his services consist of SEO & Online Marketing consultancy, ranging from “simple” site reviews to full on SEO projects. You can (and should) hire him for all of that.

Joost likes speaking in public. He’s spoken at dozens of industry events over the years, ranging from SES New York to WordCamp Bulgaria and a lot in between. Joost talks on the topic of SEO, blogging, search marketing (SEO and 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.

Next to his work as an SEO consultant, public speaker and developer, Joost has built many a plugin for WordPress (over 10 million downloads) and he blogs on WordPress and SEO.

Testimonials for Joost de Valk:

Jan-Paul-Dekker-RTL“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

Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten“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

Avinash-Kaushik“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, whether 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

Joost and familyJoost lives in Wijchen, near Nijmegen, the Netherlands, with his wife Marieke, and their son Tycho (2006), daughter Wende (2009) and son Ravi (2011). If he’s not near a computer, he’s either having fun with them, or seriously ill.