Posts by Willemien Hallebeek

Willemien Hallebeek

Willemien is content manager at Yoast. She loves to write and read. Her mission is to create and organize content in such a way that it helps people understand things better.

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Are content blocks the future? And, what’s the benefit for SEO?

4 September 2018 by Willemien Hallebeek » - 15 Comments

WordPress Gutenberg blocks

In Yoast SEO 8.0 you’ve met with the Yoast SEO Gutenberg sidebar. Since the 8.1 release, you can see the snippet preview in action in this sidebar. These are our first step of integrating Yoast SEO with Gutenberg. But there is more to come. Shortly, we’ll also introduce a whole new concept: Yoast SEO content blocks. »

Categories: Announcements, WordPress
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Yoast SEO 8.0: Introducing the Yoast SEO Gutenberg sidebar & a revamped meta box

14 August 2018 by Willemien Hallebeek » - 24 Comments

Yoast SEO 8.0

Yoast SEO 7.9.1: Dutch checks complete & improved keyword recognition

7 August 2018 by Willemien Hallebeek » - 12 Comments

Release 7.9.1

Yoast SEO 7.9: Getting rid of bugs in the summer

yoast seo 7.9

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Category: Announcements

Using Gutenberg as an editor: does it make my life easier?


Being part of the blog team at Yoast I spend much time writing, correcting and editing content in the editor. Of course, I’ve heard about Gutenberg (it’s quite the thing here at Yoast) and glanced over it, but I didn’t take the time to do much with it myself. When the Gut Guys asked me »

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Personal configuration review: Train your skills and get our feedback

25 April 2018 by Willemien Hallebeek » - 9 Comments

Yoast SEO for WordPress plugin training

Today we’re launching the Personal configuration review: an extra personal assignment you can add to the Yoast SEO for WordPress plugin training. You can now test if you’ve understood the subject matter of our training well and do an extra assignment – on your own site! When you’ve configured Yoast SEO on your site, we’ll »

Categories: Announcements, WordPress

Yoast conference update: Where were we in March?

5 April 2018 by Willemien Hallebeek »

Yoast Conference update

Team Yoast often attends WordCamps and other conferences. We’d like to keep you updated on the highlights of these events and share the knowledge we gained and the fun we had there. In March we went, for example, to WordCamp Oslo, WordCamp Antwerp, WordCamp Rotterdam, WordCamp Kathmandu and The Social Conference. We’ve picked some of the highlights for »

Category: WordPress

International sites: the best domain structure for SEO

20 March 2018 by Willemien Hallebeek » - 13 Comments

domains for your international sites

Making your website rank high can be a challenge. Making your international sites rank high can be an even bigger challenge. There are just a lot more things you have to do for multilingual SEO: create content for different markets, set up sites for those markets and implement hreflang, just to name a few. Plus there are »

Category: Technical SEO

What is multilingual SEO?

30 January 2018 by Willemien Hallebeek » - 18 Comments

what is multilingual SEO

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 multilingual SEO, if you want to be sure your website will be found and used well in other countries! Here, »

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