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Edwin Toonen

Edwin is an experienced writer, editor & content specialist. Before joining Yoast, he spent years honing his skill at The Netherlands’ leading web design magazine.

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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.

Edwin


Yoast SEO 21.4 brings more enhancements

17 October 2023 | 2 Comments Edwin Toonen

We are excited to announce the latest release of Yoast SEO, helping you optimize your website’s performance in search engine results. This update improves our features and brings enhancements that will take your SEO efforts to the next level. Get ready for Yoast SEO 21.4! More assessment improvements At Yoast, we understand the importance of […]

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Yoast SEO 21.4 brings more enhancements

What are YMYL websites? How does Google evaluate these?

11 October 2023 Edwin Toonen

SEO is all about trying to rank high on search engine result pages. However, not every website is treated equally by Google. Sites focusing on topics impacting people’s lives and finances have a higher standard to meet. Welcome to the world of YMYL, where improving content goes beyond regular SEO techniques. In this article, we’ll […]

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What are YMYL websites? How does Google evaluate these?




Yoast SEO 21.3: Performance and readability improvements

3 October 2023 Edwin Toonen

We are happy to announce the release of the latest version of Yoast SEO. This update focuses on enhancing performance, fixing bugs, and improving our features. Don’t forget to check out our recently launched generative AI feature! Here’s Yoast SEO 21.3. Performance enhancements By design, Yoast SEO stores image metadata for every post upon saving, […]

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Yoast SEO 21.3: Performance and readability improvements

7 tips to get more traffic to your Shopify store with SEO

28 September 2023 Edwin Toonen

You’ve got your Shopify store up and running, so now it’s time to welcome that traffic! Just roll out the red carpet and get those customers rummaging through the virtual shelves. Easy, right? Getting decent traffic is the hardest part of running an online store. Luckily, SEO can help you bring a steady stream of […]

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7 tips to get more traffic to your Shopify store with SEO

Benchmarking SEO: Do a competitive analysis

27 September 2023 Edwin Toonen

Have you ever felt that some of your keywords don’t perform as well as before? And are you wondering why other companies outrank you in Google? Then, it might be wise to do a quick competitive analysis. Because in most cases, it’s not necessarily your site performing worse; it’s other sites doing better. Luckily, if […]

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Benchmarking SEO: Do a competitive analysis

6 questions about redirects for SEO

21 September 2023 Edwin Toonen

A redirect happens when someone asks for a specific page but gets sent to a different page. Often, the site owner deleted the page and set up a redirect to send visitors and search engine crawlers to a relevant page — a much better approach than serving them annoying, user-experience-breaking 404 messages. Redirects play a […]

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6 questions about redirects for SEO