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Jono Alderson

Jono is a digital strategist, marketing technologist, and full stack developer. He's into technical SEO, emerging technologies, and brand strategy.

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I remember the moment when I fell in love with the web, at the tender age of 13, when I taught myself HTML over a weekend. I discovered a freedom and a creative outlet which would change my life.

In the years which followed, I built more websites for small businesses than I can count – splicing images, nesting HTML tables, and exploring the digital landscape.

Since then, I’ve come a long way. I’ve worked in agencies, for tool vendors and consultancies, and broadened my skills and focus. I’ve consulted for some of world’s biggest brands, on everything from analytics systems, to brand strategy, to good old technical SEO problem solving.

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.

Move WordPress to a new domain in 10 easy steps!

20 January 2020 | 9 Comments | Jono Alderson

Sometimes, branding, technical or business decisions mean that you need to change your domain. If you’re not careful, a poorly managed move can really hurt your SEO. Thankfully, WordPress makes things pretty easy – here’s everything you need to do. 10 steps to move WordPress That should be it, you’ve moved WordPress to a new […]

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It’s not enough to ‘write content’. You have to publish resources.

27 November 2019 | 2 Comments | Jono Alderson

Sometimes, having a great website with great content isn’t enough. Even if you’re doing everything right, you might still fall behind a stronger, faster, better-resourced competitor. In almost every niche, SEO is about more than just improving your site — it’s about beating every other site. If you want to win, you have to do […]

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WordPress robots.txt: Best-practice example for SEO

7 November 2019 | Jono Alderson

Your robots.txt file is a powerful tool when you’re working on a website’s SEO – but it should be handled with care. It allows you to deny search engines access to different files and folders, but often that’s not the best way to optimize your site. Here, we’ll explain how we think webmasters should use their […]

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Setting up WordPress for AMP: Accelerated Mobile Pages

This post explains what AMP is and aims to do, who should implement and why, how to get your WordPress site ready for AMP and how to make sure Yoast SEO integrates nicely with it. What are Accelerated Mobile Pages/AMP? The Accelerated Mobile Pages project aims to make pages load instantly on mobile. The web is slow […]

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What is Google Search Console?

23 January 2019 | 16 Comments | Jono Alderson

Google Search Console (or ‘GSC’ for short) lets webmasters monitor and manage their websites through an official portal, which is full of useful statistics. To have access to tools and data provided directly by the search engines can make optimizing your website much easier! But what is it, exactly? It’s a communication channel Search Console accounts […]

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SEOCon

February 26 - 27, 2020
  • Speaking
Jakarta, Indonesia
SEO Conference

When the team behind SEOCon reached and invited us to speak, we were thrilled to join their lineup alongside speakers from Google, and some of Indonesia’s most influential marketers. Read about SEOCon »

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SMX Munich 2020

March 18 - 19, 2020
  • Speaking
Munich, Germany
Marketing ConferenceSEO Conference

SMX Munich is one of the highlights of the year, bringing together search marketing specialists from across multiple disciplines, countries and verticals. We’re excited to be presenting on the cutting edge of technical SEO! Read about SMX Munich 2020 »

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DigiConf 2020

March 31, 2020
  • Speaking
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Marketing Conference

We’re looking forward to East Anglia’s newest digital marketing conference, which will bring together speakers and attendees from some of the world’s most reputable companies. Read about DigiConf 2020 »

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