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Victory of the Commons

6 October 2013 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 21 Comments

Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind - Our inspiration for a victory of the commons

In this post we explain why we think that open source needs a business model attached to it to truly thrive. The ideal situation is a Nash equilibrium, which you could also call a Victory of the Commons. This is the write up of a presentation Joost gave at WordCamp Europe in 2013, which is embedded below. The presentation is based on an earlier »

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Plugin to the Future

2 October 2013 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 17 Comments

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In our previous post Joost explained why it is impossible to test compatibility of our plugin updates with other plugins. Joost showed us the enormous number of plugins our users have installed on their websites next to one of our plugins. The number of 83,000 plugins intrigued me immensely. In the past years the number »

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The honest Truth about Plugin Testing

30 September 2013 by Joost de Valk » - 16 Comments

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After my post about content analysis with the WordPress SEO plugin, which covered the recent updates to that plugin, I got some comments that we should test better, especially because the commenter had issues with a certain slider plugin. I laughed when I read that comment, but then it dawned on me that most in »

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New license options

20 September 2013 by Joost de Valk » - 12 Comments

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In response to a growing demand from people who wanted “bigger” licenses, we’ve added a couple of license options for our plugins. All of them now have a 50 site and a 100 site license option too, at a discount. We’ve also added a Complete SEO bundle that contains our Premium SEO, Local SEO, Video SEO, »

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WordPress SEO Premium: (pre)-release

10 September 2013 by Joost de Valk » - 141 Comments

We’ve been working hard here at Yoast to offer you a Premium version of our WordPress SEO plugin with some really cool new features. But they’re not done yet. So we didn’t want to release WordPress SEO premium just yet either. However: more and more people are asking us for paid support on the plugin. So »

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Content Analysis with the WordPress SEO plugin

22 August 2013 by Joost de Valk » - 67 Comments

content analysis

We’ve been rather busy with the WordPress SEO plugin the last few days. We did a release yesterday and a quick follow up today to fix a few collisions with other plugins. Loads of cool small fixes in there, but one in particular that I think is worth highlighting as it’s something other plugin developers »

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Help us by helping others!

2 July 2013 by Joost de Valk » - 74 Comments

While all of the below holds true, we now sell support for our WordPress SEO plugin, through our WordPress SEO Premium product. If you’re in need of support and don’t mind paying: buy that! The WordPress.org forums for our WordPress SEO plugin are rather busy. Unfortunately, there’s no way for us to keep up with »

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CDN for WordPress: using MaxCDN

25 June 2013 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

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Yoast.com uses a MaxCDN / W3 Total Cache based WordPress CDN solution, speed up your blog too and get it today!

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Mea Culpa on a bad update + lessons learned

21 June 2013 by Joost de Valk » - 89 Comments

Last night I pushed out an update to our WordPress SEO plugin, version 1.4.8. It included a ton of changes including support for the new author stuff Facebook announced yesterday. We had been testing all the other changes in that release for a while already and all seemed fine, so I was baffled when I »

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WordPress SEO Community & Roadmap

14 May 2013 by Joost de Valk » - 41 Comments

Our WordPress SEO plugin has been getting more and more downloads, bringing it to the top of the most downloaded plugin chart on WordPress.org fairly regularly. With that comes more interest from other developers as well, which is something we absolutely love, but is kind of impossible to manage properly on WordPress.org. Which is why we’ve »

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