Yoast Academy

At Yoast, we believe in sharing knowledge. That’s why we write about SEO on our blog. But we also want to help people that are overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, or want to focus on a specific aspect of SEO. That’s why we launched the Yoast Academy in 2015. Ever since, we’ve been expanding our range of courses, always aiming to offer the best learning experience out there! You’ll find articles related to our courses and developments in Yoast Academy here.

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Must read articles about Yoast Academy

  • Yoast Academy: Teach yourself SEO

    Yoast Academy: Teach yourself SEO »

    The Yoast Academy is the go-to place if you want to teach yourself SEO. In this post, Marieke explains how the Academy came about and why it's catching on.

  • How to become an SEO expert

    How to become an SEO expert »

    Want to outrank the competition? Read our article and learn how to become an SEOexpert, so both the technical and marketing side of your site are top-notch!

  • Yoast Academy in 2017

    Yoast Academy in 2017 »

    Yoast Academy is our online SEO training center. We offer various courses, ranging from Basic SEO to SEO copywriting and Technical SEO. In this post, Marieke looks back at the growth of Yoast Academy in 2017 and gives a brief glimpse of what's to come in 2018.

  • Creating SEO courses at Yoast – Interview by LearnDash

    Creating SEO courses at Yoast – Interview by LearnDash »

    Leading up to the release of our free SEO for beginners course, Justin from LearnDash and Jesse from Yoast Academy decided to really dive into the Academy and discuss the ins and outs of how we create courses at Yoast!


Get ready for our new Keyword research training!

Yoast Academy proudly announces the newest addition to its SEO training catalog: the Keyword research training, coming August 23rd! In this online training, you will learn about the first and most important step in SEO: keyword research. Before you start writing your website’s content, you need to think about which search terms you want to …

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Get ready for our new Keyword research training!

Try your free SEO lessons today: Yoast Academy trials available now

Want to learn how to make your site rank high? Get better at SEO and practice your skills in a fun way? We think our Yoast Academy SEO courses are exactly what you need, but maybe you’re not so sure yet. You can now try them out, for free! You can get free access to …

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Free trials of yoast academy seo training

Basic SEO training / SEO for beginners: What’s the difference?

Yesterday, Yoast Academy released a new and improved Basic SEO course. But wait, didn’t Yoast release a free SEO for beginners course just a couple of months ago? Yes, we did. So what’s the difference? Doesn’t the SEO for beginners training also cover the basics? Why should you pay for access to the Basic SEO …

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New Basic SEO training

New Basic SEO training: Up your all-around SEO skills today!

Today, Yoast Academy is proud to release an all-new SEO course: Basic SEO. If you want to learn how to make your site rank high in Google, there’s no way around it: Take our Basic SEO training and start working seriously on your SEO. It teaches you exactly how to tackle the key aspects of …

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New Basic SEO training

Creating SEO courses at Yoast – Interview by LearnDash

In November 2017, Yoast Academy took a big leap forward. Switching to a different Learning Management system, called LearnDash, was a key factor in this. Leading up to the release of our free SEO for beginners course, Justin from LearnDash and I decided to take twenty minutes to really dive into the Academy and discuss the …

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Free SEO for beginners course now available!

Would you like to learn more about SEO? Do you want to learn from world-renowned experts? But can’t justify spending a lot of money on a training just yet? At Yoast, we understand that. And we want to help. That’s why today, we are releasing our first free course: SEO for beginners!   What will I …

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Free SEO for beginners training

Personal configuration review: Train your skills and get our feedback

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 …

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Yoast SEO for WordPress plugin training

Why we changed so many things in the 7.0 update

28 March 2018 by Joost de Valk - 5 Comments

On March 6, we released a major update of our Yoast SEO plugin. This update was aimed at making SEO easier and more understandable for our users. We removed quite a few settings and options. In other cases, we changed the names of settings making them easier to understand for non-technical users. All in all, …

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yoast SEO 7.0

Why we reduced the price of our Yoast SEO for WordPress plugin training

Today we released our new Yoast SEO for WordPress plugin training. This online course will help you use Yoast SEO to its fullest potential. In this course we’ll train you on how to use all of the functionalities of our plugin best. And the most exciting news is, we decided to reduce the price of …

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