Posts by Joost de Valk

Joost de Valk

Joost de Valk is the founder and CEO of Yoast. He's a WordPress / Web developer, SEO & and an Open Source fanatic. He's also (and more importantly) the father of three sons called Tycho, Ravi and Borre, a daughter called Wende and the husband of the lovely Marieke, who also works at Yoast.

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Sociable 2.6.4 some bugfixes and Blogosphere news!

14 April 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 16 Comments

I just updated Sociable to include Blogosphere News, and fixed some the issues causing the plugin to spew out invalid HTML. I really think Blogosphere News could become a cool resource, so I ask of you to have a look at it :). Now go download Sociable and enjoy!

Category: General SEO

Blog Metrics 1.0

13 April 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 17 Comments

I finally found the time (while I should be doing other things) to upgrade my Blog Metrics plugin and release it for all of you to enjoy. It now shows the standard deviation on most metrics and comes with a widget!

Category: General SEO

Enjoying SMX München

9 April 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments

I’m enjoying SMX with my colleagues Evert, Nina and Roy. The presentations went well, and the off-conference part was great too. Refined Labs, Thomas Bindl’s outfit, threw a great party yesterday evening, while launching their new bid management tool Refined Ads, which looked pretty damn good!

Category: General SEO

In Munich for SMX: jetzt geht’s loss!

8 April 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

We had a very fun time last night with my good buddy Marcus and his friends. We had the pleasure of meeting people like FridayNite, Sistrix, Jojo, Ron, inHouse SEO, Jens and four people of the German search quality team.

Category: General SEO

Which books should every online marketer read?

6 April 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 33 Comments

This post is one big preparation for another post I’m working on. I want to make a list of all the books we all agree every online marketer should read. So please, let me hear your suggestions!

Category: Usability & Conversion

User stylesheets to show nofollows

5 April 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 21 Comments

I’ve recently switched back to Safari as my main browser because good ol’ Firefox kept crashing on me, and I must say that it’s been a smooth experience so far. Safari is a great browser, of course, and 3.1 is very fast as well. One of the things I like to see for every site »

Category: General SEO

Cool new Rank Checker by SEObook

31 March 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 22 Comments

Aaron just pinged me that he has this great new Rank Checker available on SEOBook. I haven’t tested it yet, but since it’s Aaron’s, it should be good anyway! Check out the video:

Category: General SEO

Twittering with Twitterific

28 March 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 20 Comments

Note: if you like this post, read my post on Twitter iPhone apps side by side. I’ve been hooked on Twitter for a while now, (I’m @jdevalk, follow me!) and I use Twitterific mostly when I’m at my Mac. Rae invited me and a couple of other people, through Twitter of course, to do a »

Category: Social Media

PageRank sculpting – Siloing and more

22 March 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 81 Comments

PR sculpting seems to be “all the rage” at the moment. Tracking the conversation back seems to get me to an article by Dan Thies of september 4th last year, pointing back to an interview with Matt on SEOmoz. It’s been a whole load of buzz lately, coming up at SES again a few times »

Category: General SEO

SES NY 2008

18 March 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

So I’m in the big Apple, my first trip ever to the States, to speak at the Search Engine Strategies 2008 conference here, and it’s a blast so far! I spoke yesterday on the Search Around the World – Europe session, and it was fun, getting a lot of good feedback. Today I walked around »

Category: Usability & Conversion