Though was originally conceived by Joost de Valk, he’s not the only author on this blog. In fact, some of the most linked to and talked about articles on were written by other authors. These are the authors that make up this blog for you:

Annelieke van den Berg

Annelieke van den Berg leads the Research Department at Yoast. She has her Master's degree in Sociology and focuses on all things related to data.

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Caroline Geven

Caroline is creative online marketeer at Yoast. In her spare time she writes and maintains a personal blog. For a long time, she thought she didn't need to think about SEO as a blogger. She was very wrong.

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David Mihm

David Mihm has been a leading figure in the SEO world for years. Recently, he started a new firm called Tidings, that helps businesses achieve success in local markets. He's specialized in Local SEO and enlightens the readers of our blog with a series on this subject.

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Eduard Blacquière

Hi, I'm Eduard Blacquière (1981) and I work at OrangeValley Consultancy in the Netherlands, where I'm responsible for SEO.

I write about search marketing on my blog and on several large online marketing blogs in the Netherlands.

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Edwin Toonen

Edwin is an experienced writer, editor & content manager. Before joining Yoast, he spent years honing his skill at The Netherlands’ leading web design magazine.

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Iris Guelen

Iris Guelen is a Junior Web Editor at Yoast. She writes and optimizes blog posts and works on the Yoast newsletter.

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Jesse van de Hulsbeek

Jesse van de Hulsbeek is the Yoast Academy lead. He creates SEO training courses and works on the Academy's didactic methods.

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Jimmy Comack

Jimmy Comack is Developer Relations Advocate at Yoast by day, gamer and film addict by night. He's a big proponent of open source software and tries to contribute to the OS community when possible.

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Jip Moors

I’m always looking for ways to reduce barriers and create possibilities for people to be creative. Enabling people is one of the things I love doing the most.

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Jono Alderson

Jono is a digital strategist, marketing technologist, and full stack developer. He's into technical SEO, emerging technologies, and brand strategy.

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Joost de Valk

Joost de Valk is the founder and Chief Product Officer of Yoast and the Lead Marketing & Communication for He's a digital marketer, developer and an Open Source fanatic.

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Luc Kickken

Luc is UX Manager and developer at Yoast. He has a Master's degree in Spatial Planning, but decided to pursue his passion for design, illustration and development after graduating.

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Manuel Augustin

Manuel Augustin is a linguist and developer at Yoast. He is passionate about continually improving the Yoast content analysis and making its features available in all of the world's languages (one at a time).

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Marieke van de Rakt

Marieke van de Rakt is the founder of Yoast Academy and CEO of Yoast. Her favorite SEO topics are SEO copywriting and site structure.

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Meike Hendriks

Meike Hendriks is a digital marketer at the Yoast SEO team. She works on SEO, SEA, and CRO to continuously improve

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Melina Reintjens

After getting her Master’s in Art & Visual Culture, Melina worked in the cultural sector, editing and writing all kinds of texts. She enjoys applying her writing skills and eye for detail in the blog team at Yoast.

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Michiel Heijmans

Michiel is a partner at Yoast and our COO. Internet veteran. His main goal with most of his articles is to kick-start your site optimization. So much to do!

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Omar Reiss

Omar Reiss leads development at Yoast. He keeps track of the development processes and is responsible for the software architecture. His mission is to continuously deliver high quality software together with the Yoast development teams and the wider community of open source contributors.

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Remkus de Vries

Remkus is Manager of Partnerships at Yoast and also focusses on our Translate Yoast site. Additionally, he works on the WordPress Project organizing and mentoring WordCamps.

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Siobhan Cunningham

Siobhan is Social Team Lead at Yoast. Previously, she was part of the Yoast Academy team. Her focus has shifted to marketing, with crossovers such as webinars!

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Taco Verdonschot

Taco Verdonschot is support & community manager at Yoast. He's leading both our Support team and our Community team. You can regularly find him at WordCamps and meetups. Taco is passionate about WordPress, translating, hanging out with friends and making new ones, support, improving his leadership skills, helping others achieve personal growth, and many other things.

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Thijs de Valk

Thijs de Valk is a behavioral scientist, with a Master's degree in Pedagogical Sciences. He's turned geek to work at Yoast. He fills his days with marketing, sales, website reviews and coordinating support.

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Tim Hengeveld

Tim is our UX designer and one of the illustrators at Yoast. Using his prior knowledge as a game developer, he is focused on improving the experience and flow of our products, and does his best to make it look good while he’s at it.

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Willemien Hallebeek

Willemien is Content Team Lead at Yoast. She loves to create and organize content in such a way that it helps people understand SEO.

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