WordPress comes with a basic internal search system, but it has lots of room for improvement. If your webpage has more than just a few pages, you should definitely make sure that you’re providing a great internal search experience. Read on to understand why! Search is how we… search In the early days of the […]Read: "Optimizing internal search in WordPress"
I have a background in web development, digital marketing, and technical SEO. I’m a ‘digital native’, and driven to improve the web.
Over the years I’ve worked with startups, agencies, tool vendors, and some of the world’s biggest brands to fix websites, implement growth strategies, prepare for the future, and win markets.
Now, I’m thrilled to have I’ve found my home at Yoast HQ. I’m still not sure what my job is, but I have a wonderful time rambling about ideas I’ve had, flailing my arms around, speaking at events, and distracting people in Slack. When I find out what I’m actually meant to be doing, I’ll update this bio.
In April 2021, Google changed how they assess content which ‘reviews’ products and services. The “Product reviews update” made it harder for pages that do little more than “summarize a bunch of products” to rank highly. But, unlike many other Google updates, this one came with a cheat sheet that describes what site editors need […]Read: "What can Google’s “product reviews update” teach us about “high-quality content”?"
With the meta robots tag you can control what search engine spiders do on your site. Learn what it does right here!Read: "The ultimate guide to the meta robots tag"
Out of the box, WordPress is a great system for blogging and managing websites. But to truly unlock its power, you need to add plugins to tailor it to your precise needs. Adding some of our top plugin recommendations can make really turbo-charge your site! People frequently ask us for recommendations on which WordPress plugins […]Read: "Top WordPress plugin recommendations"
Headings help users and search engines to read and understand text. For example, they act as signposts for the readers and make it easier for them to figure out what a post or page is about. Headings also define which parts of your content are important, and show how they’re interconnected. Here, we’ll give you […]Read: "How to use headings on your site"
Microsoft’s Clarity is a new, free analytics tool which provides website usage statistics, session recording, and heatmaps. Compared to Google Analytics (and other analytics platforms), it’s a little basic. But it’s robust, it’s easy to use, and it has some interesting features. What is Microsoft Clarity? Clarity records information about users who visit your website, […]Read: "An introduction to Microsoft Clarity"
As a search engine, Microsoft Bing often finds itself playing the ‘underdog’ to Google’s bigger market share, budgets and brand. But Bing Webmaster Tools can still be incredibly useful when it comes to understanding SEO issues and opportunities. Using these tools can help you to make improvements which help boost your performance in all search […]Read: "An introduction to Microsoft Bing Webmaster Tools"
If you're working with or using WordPress, then you should always think about your site's security. Here are our top tips for staying safe.Read: "WordPress security in a few easy steps"
Turing Fest is one of the most exciting events of the year, bringing together some of the greatest minds in marketing, growth and organizational culture. We’re looking forward to this year’s big event, where Jono will be talking about how to build a perfect website! Read about Turing Fest 2021 »
UnGagged is a unique conference, which gives some of the world’s best SEO and digital marketing experts a chance to present “off the record” material. That gives them the freedom to share cutting-edge tactics, detailed case studies, and SEO secrets… Read about UnGagged (London 2021) »
What started out as a small, online-only conference is now a huge gathering of digital marketers from all disciplines, held in the entrancing city of Belgrade. Read about Digital Olympus 2022 »
Jono likes to talk about SEO, technical SEO, site speed and WordPress.
Jono was a guest on The Torque Social Hour - a weekly livestream about WordPress news, events, and life. They talk about how Jono uses AMP to create super fast websites.
Hear all about Jono's unique insights into doing SEO on WordPress, how SEOs are more like janitors than rock stars, and a little bit about Jono’s impressive sci-fi book list.
Jono shared practical tips to speed up your website with Philipp Schoeffmann at Affiliate World Europe 2019 in Barcelona.