Marieke van de Rakt

I studied Sociology and Communication Sciences at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. I obtained my PhD in Social Sciences in January 2011. Since then, I worked as a researcher as well as a teacher at multiple universities. Since the beginning of Yoast, I have been involved in the company. As of September 2013, I gave up my position at the university and decided to focus solely on my activities at Yoast.

I am now one of the partners at Yoast. Together with Joost, Michiel and Omar, I run Yoast. My main focus is on Academy; I develop products that help people to set up their own SEO strategy. I write blog posts, eBooks and develop online courses. My expertise is on SEO copywriting and site structure.

I’m married to Joost de Valk and we have four amazing children together.

 

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Recent posts

Ask Yoast: Disavow backlinks from shady sites?

If you suddenly notice a spike in incoming links from shady domains, you may wonder what to do. Should you disavow them? Check out Joost's view!

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How to build an FAQ page with Gutenberg and Yoast SEO

Structured data on your FAQ page can help Google understand the questions and answers. Yoast SEO content blocks help you build a FAQ page.

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Jono reviews: Cats Protection

A site audit and strategic review of the UK's largest feline welfare charity. We discover issues with site structure, SEO basics, and PDF files!

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