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Willemien Hallebeek

I’m the Manager Content at Yoast. I’ve got a passion for creating easy to understand content about difficult topics. Besides that, I love improving and structuring existing content to make sure users will find what they’re looking for.

You can find Willemien on: Linkedin

I started as Content Manager at Yoast in 2015. In 2017, I became the SEO blog team lead and spend most of my time creating publication schedules, coordinating our writers, and writing articles myself. In 2020 I became responsible for the content of yoast.com as a whole.

Before I started at Yoast I worked in communication and publishing at various companies. Amongst others, I led the launch of international websites for the European and Australian market at a large US medical company.

I live together with my husband Alain, our toddler Quinn, our dog Simbra and 3 chickens in Wijchen. I love music, eating out with friends, cooking home-grown vegetables, and spending time outside running and horseback riding.



What is international SEO?

24 August 2021 | Willemien Hallebeek

If your online business is doing well in your country, you might consider expanding to international markets. To be successful in new markets requires some extra investments in SEO, though. You’d better start thinking about international SEO — or multilingual SEO — if you want to ensure your website will be found and used well […]

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What is international SEO?

Update or delete? Cleaning up old content on your site

Sometimes, content on your website becomes irrelevant or out of date, and you need to decide whether to update it or delete it. It’s part of your regular content maintenance activities. There are several ways to go about this and this article helps you decide what’s the best solution for your old content! Before we […]

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Update or delete? Cleaning up old content on your site

Yoast SEO 16.9: An SEO workout to clean up your content

10 August 2021 | Willemien Hallebeek

If you want your pages to rank high in the search engines you need to keep your website fit. One way to keep your site in shape is to clean it up regularly; get rid of old, outdated content, and brush up those hidden gems you might have forgotten about, and put them in the […]

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Yoast SEO 16.9: An SEO workout to clean up your content

SEO for sports, fitness and gyms: 5 tips to get you ranking

Sports and fitness SEO is a really tough game. You’ll need to work hard to get those pages ranking (and keep them there). Plus, you probably need to think about how to turn those online users into customers. Luckily, you don’t need to be a tech expert to reach your sports and fitness SEO goals. […]

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SEO for sports, fitness and gyms: 5 tips to get you ranking

10 tips to streamline your blog content workflow

5 July 2021 | Willemien Hallebeek

Content production seems quite simple, in principle. You come up with an idea, write about it, do some SEO checks and click publish. Simple, right? In reality, it hardly ever turns out that way, especially if you’re working with a team. Miscommunications, last-minute changes, confusion about what needs to happens when. We’ve all been there! […]

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10 tips to streamline your blog content workflow

The 6 most common SEO mistakes and how to avoid them

Not sure why you’re not ranking #1 for your focus keywords in Google? You might be making one of the mistakes a lot of site owners make. We see it happen a lot. From small local businesses to big corporate ones, lots of websites are making similar mistakes. Here, we’ll give you an overview of […]

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The 6 most common SEO mistakes and how to avoid them

A long term SEO strategy? Knowing what Google wants is the key

Ranking signals, algorithm updates. One day you have the right number of keywords, the next day it’s too many. It might leave you wondering what Google wants to achieve. Or worrying what all these search changes mean for SEO in the long term. Will that change, too? Maybe you’re thinking about auditing your SEO again, […]

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A long term SEO strategy? Knowing what Google wants is the key

How to find your niche in 4 easy steps

Wondering what a niche is, and how can you find yours? Google defines a niche as: “products, services, or interests that appeal to a small, specialized section of the population”. That’s a bit abstract, but the chances are that you already have a good idea of what your niche is, and you just need to […]

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How to find your niche in 4 easy steps

News and Editorial SEO Summit 2021

October 26, 2021 @ 16:00 - October 27, 2021 @ 19:50
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The News and Editorial SEO Summit (NESS) is coming up! This online event takes place on October 26 & 27. So, if you’re interested in all things news SEO – mark the date! During the event, experienced industry professionals will share their expertise from the publishing and SEO areas. From engaging talks you’ll be able to […] Read about News and Editorial SEO Summit 2021 »

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