By the end of this month, we’ll launch a Yoast SEO app for Shopify! That’s huge news! In this post, we’ll explain why we chose to build an app for Shopify. We thought long and hard about it. And it took some time and effort to build it as well. I’ll discuss some business reasons […]Read: "Yoast SEO for Shopify! Whaaaaaat? "
Thijs de Valk
I have a Master’s degree in Pedagogical Sciences, which can be best understood as developmental psychology. As a behavioural scientist, I’m interested in how people interact with our products, services and how they view our brand as a whole. I’ve recently taken on the role as CEO. Yoast is an amazing company that I'm honored to lead through its next chapters!
I’m married to my lovely wife and together with our two sons and daughter we live within walking distance from the Yoast office in Wijchen. I enjoy watching Netflix, drinking beer and meeting up with friends.
I’m an SEO enthusiast and thoroughly enjoy the impact Yoast and WordPress can make on the (open) web.
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Product images can make or break your online shop’s success. You can hire the best designer in the world to create a killer design, but when images are bad, sales will be bad. It’s the first thing a customer will look at. In this post, we’ll go over a number of things you need to consider when […]Read: "Optimize product images for your online store"
Five years ago, we wrote about why we really don’t like sliders. We still don’t like sliders. If your theme forces you to include a slider (also named carousels) on your homepage, please realize that it’s making you use a feature that has no value for SEO. A feature that is probably slowing down your site […]Read: "Sliders suck and should be banned from your website"
Landing pages are a very important part of your website. And if you optimize them, you can really boost your conversion rate. Obviously, you should tailor this page to your preferred audience, but there are a number of things that go for all landing pages. In this post, we’ll go over some best practices to […]Read: "How to optimize a landing page for users"
We all want to increase our sales, lift engagement, and get the best possible result out of our website. Wouldn’t it be great to have a quick and easy list of things you can do right now to improve your SEO? This five-step rocket of SEO quick wins will help you kick-start your website! Here […]Read: "5 SEO quick wins to implement right now"
Yes, Yoast SEO really works! Yoast SEO has been the most popular SEO plugin on WordPress for 11 years now. In fact, it has over 11 million downloads and a 5-star rating! You don’t stay that long in the game if you don’t have something to show for it. And it has a lot to […]Read: "Does Yoast SEO really work?"
Yoast SEO is free! That’s right, you get amazing features that help you rank – for free! In addition to the free version, you can also get Yoast SEO Premium that costs 99 EUR. That amount gets you year-long access to additional SEO-boosting features, 24/7 support, and all the Yoast SEO academy courses! But, asking […]Read: "How much does Yoast SEO cost?"
I often get a request from our Blog team about one of their pages. Sometimes they want to know if the page has gotten more pageviews or they notice something weird and they want me to find out what’s going on. And this time they wanted more insight in the performance of one particular page. […]Read: "How to do a one-page analysis in Google Analytics"
If you’ve done our All-around SEO training, you already realize that product page SEO isn’t just about optimizing your title and headings. Product page SEO is about making that product page as user-friendly as possible, making sure bounce rate is as low as possible and the page looks awesome in Google. It’s about product page UX […]Read: "Product page UX: 3 great examples"
Thijs likes to talk about Yoast SEO, ecommerce SEO and user experience.
[Dutch] Thijs reviewed two websites at WordCamp NL. Check out the video to discover his findings!