This ultimate guide covers small business SEO. Want your site to rank high in the local search results? Read all about it here!Read: "Small business SEO and local search: the ultimate guide"
Edwin is an experienced writer, editor & content specialist. Before joining Yoast, he spent years honing his skill at The Netherlands’ leading web design magazine.
You can find Edwin on: Twitter
In 2006, after working full time in a bookstore for many years, I made a bold decision: I went back to school. I wanted to combine my love for writing with the lure of the internet and picked Digital Communication at the HAN University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem to achieve that. Four years later, I graduated with honors.
In the meantime, I started working for The Netherlands’ largest monthly magazine on web design and web development. In my role as a managing editor, I wrote, edited and translated hundreds of articles on this fascinating subject. In addition to that, I made sure the day-to-day operations of the magazine went all according to plan.
At Yoast, I do much of the same work, except on a bigger scale. As a content specialist, I am responsible for delivering quality content in an engaging and optimal way.
In my spare time, I love rocking my 1972 Fender Precision bass with my band (Every Other Me), fiddling about with synthesizers, listening to music, watching an endless stream of – classic – movies, taking long hikes and enjoying life with my sons and girlfriend.
WordPress is turning 20 years old, and we can’t help but reminisce on all the years so far. Our favorite CMS has come a long way since its beginning, celebrating its 20th anniversary on May 27, 2023. A content management system (CMS) can help its users create a great website, and WordPress is the one […]Read: "WordPress at 20: The CMS that revolutionized the web!"
SEO copywriting is both a key element and a challenge in every SEO strategy. This guide covers all the phases of a good copywriting strategy.Read: "SEO copywriting: the ultimate guide"
Here’s another release of our SEO plugin, Yoast SEO 20.8. We’ve improved our SEO analysis in this release and fixed several issues. In Yoast SEO Premium, we’ve added a new column in the post overview to quickly see your posts’ inclusive language scores. Improved language analysis Content is vital for successful SEO. Yoast SEO’s language […]Read: "Yoast SEO 20.8: Fixes, enhancements, and a new Premium feature"
Just like that, YoastCon 2023 has come and gone. But what fun we had! Months of preparation went into providing visitors, speakers, and sponsors with the best single conference day of the year. YoastCon was a resounding success, with many in-person attendees and more joining our free live stream. In this post, we’ll take a […]Read: "YoastCon 2023: 10 takeaways from the SEO conference"
Bots have become an integral part of the digital space today. They help us order groceries, play music on our Slack channel, and pay our colleagues back for the delicious smoothies they bought us. Bots also populate the internet to carry out the functions they’re designed for. But what does this mean for website owners? […]Read: "Bot traffic: What it is and why you should care about it"
Every two weeks, we bring you a new release of Yoast SEO. Today is no different! In Yoast SEO 20.7, we bring you a round of fixes and enhancements. In this week’s Yoast SEO Premium release, we’ve added a new feature to help you discover your all-important cornerstone content articles in the WordPress post overview. […]Read: "Yoast SEO 20.7: Keep track of cornerstones in Premium"
Get ready for another release of Yoast SEO! Our team has been working hard to bring you new features, enhancements, and bug fixes that help improve Yoast SEO. In Yoast SEO 20.6, we’re introducing a readability assessment that helps you avoid using center-aligned text in your content. Plus, we have other upgrades that enhance your […]Read: "Yoast SEO 20.6: Introducing a new readability assessment"
Web sustainability is a huge topic and covers a lot of aspects, from technical details to design and the way you organize your content. Why is it such an important topic? Because climate change is a serious threat and can no longer be ignored. All of us need to work together to do everything we […]Read: "The carbon footprint of your website and how to reduce it"
Google’s Search Quality Raters evaluate whether its search ranking systems provide helpful, relevant information. They evaluate the quality and relevance of search results produced by Google to help improve the algorithms and user experience. To do so, Google uses the E-E-A-T system, which stands for Experience, Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness. The E for experience is […]Read: "The new E in E-E-A-T, or the importance of Experience"