Yoast’s famous SEO conference
Yoast’s famous SEO conference took place on the 11th of May, 2023. On that day, we brought some of the world’s best SEO experts together in one place, for one knowledge-packed day!
Learn how to grow your business, optimize your website and outrank competitors and rewatch all the talks on Yoast SEO Academy (you will need to log in or sign up first):Rewatch YoastCon for free!
YoastCon brings you…
Tips, advice and insight directly from the experts behind Yoast’s famous plugins & software
They’ll give you their best tips to overcome the obstacles marketers face today.
Discover new strategies and tactics for how to rank better in today’s search landscape.
Whether you’re an SEO, marketer, or executive, YoastCon has something for you!
We’ve recorded all of the sessions, so you can bookmark and revisit your favorite tactics later.
Learn from the experts
This YoastCon, we had a variety of speakers with expertise in the field of SEO and online marketing. And… we recorded all of their talks for you! So grab a drink and watch the videos on Yoast SEO Academy.
Jes is the Group Chief Marketing Officer at Swiss media giant Ringier, marketing technologist & mum of two tiny humans. She’s an entrepreneur at heart with a broad scope of experience in digital marketing, product ownership & international markets. Jes loves talking about the future of search, smart marketing automation and travel.
Luke is a well-seasoned eCommerce consultant , eCommerce store founder and international speaker delivering double/triple-digit growth for eCommerce
brands. He parks himself right in the centre of CRO, sales growth and SEO. Having worked with brands spanning both D2C and B2B verticals including CAT, Renault and Schneider Electric, Luke knows a thing or two when it comes to getting C-suite buy-in and delivering smart, scalable eCommerce
Hannah is the Managing Director at digital marketing agency Verkeer. She has over eight years of experience having devised and managed a range of successful online campaigns for brands as LTA, Goodwin Procter, Moneycorp and Frasers Hospitality. Specialising in combining technical SEO tactics with content marketing delivery, Hannah is responsible for leading complex technical strategies through to creating innovative content campaigns that are underpinned by detailed search and audience data to drive positive ROI for her clients.
Barry is an award-winning SEO consultant specialising in technical and editorial SEO for news publishers across the globe. He’s been building and ranking websites since 1998, and has worked with a wide range of clients from micro-businesses to the world’s largest media brands.
Miriam is Head of WordPress Relations at Elementor. Having been an active member and leader of the WordPress industry for over fifteen years, as a blogger, five-time WordCamp organizer, and frequent WordCamp speaker, Miriam founded a leading WordPress development agency in Israel. Subsequently, Miriam co-founded Strattic, which offers a headless and static way of hosting and deploying WordPress sites. Six months after Strattic was acquired by Elementor, Miriam transitioned into her current role and is excited to be a liaison between Elementor and the greater WordPress ecosystem.
Thierry is a Digital Wrangler writing code and architecting softwares for a decade. He is truly passionate about code quality, open source, community driven projects and building enterprise solutions. He spent a great part of his career building products and web solutions for WordPress as well as driving open source projects.
Jono is Head of SEO at Yoast. He’s a digital strategist, marketing technologist, and full stack developer. Over the years he has worked with startups, agencies, tool vendors, and some of the world’s biggest brands to fix websites, implement growth strategies, prepare for the future, and win markets.
Kate is an award-winning digital marketing entrepreneur. An online business success story. A Google Beast tamer. Straight-talking copywriting coach. And a popular educator, speaker, author and podcaster. She’s a proud business misfit, a down to earth human on a mission: to demystify the realities of running a successful online business.
Greg is the Vice President of Search at SearchLab. He’s one of the most popular speakers in the SEO industry and presents all over the world on topics related to local SEO. Greg is an experienced local SEO consultant specializing in the automotive industry. An experienced conference speaker, his movie-themed slide decks are always audience favorites.
Els is the co-founder of AGConsult, a Belgium-based conversion optimization and customer experience company. She has been creating better online experiences based on user research since 2001. She loves helping companies and organizations like Yoast, Carglass and Quick-Step to understand their customers better.
Phil Nottingham consults on video strategy, creation and distribution for some of the smallest and biggest brands in the world, including Yoast! He spent 5 years as an SEO consultant at Distilled and then another 5 in-house at Wistia before going out on his own.
Yoasie is the mascot of Yoast. Yoasie loves nerding out on online training platforms, such as Yoast SEO academy. If you’re a Yoasie fan, you’ll be pleased to know they will be joining us at YoastCon 2023. If you’re lucky, Yoasie might even let you take a selfie with them!
Let’s get practical
Because we love getting practical and helping you with your actual website, we also hosted workshops during YoastCon. During these workshops, we dove into keyword research and SEO copywriting.
Keyword research is the foundation of any successful SEO strategy, yet it can be a daunting task. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to do proper keyword research for your site and uncover the keywords that your audience is using. We’ll guide you through the steps of keyword research, giving you the tools and knowledge you need to find the right keywords. By the end, you’ll have a powerful list of keywords for your site and lots of inspiration for new content! And best of all: it will be content that your audience is actually looking for.
Workshop on keyword research
Copywriting is an essential part of SEO. In this practical workshop on SEO copywriting, you’ll learn how to craft a blog post that both search engines and readers will love. We’ll guide you through every stage of the copywriting process: from determining an angle and text structure, to refining your text using Yoast SEO’s content analyses. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have your own polished and SEO-friendly blog post that’s ready to be published!
Workshop on SEO copywriting
A historic venue
This charismatic venue has its home base in the center of Nijmegen. It was founded over 50 years ago and was actually the location where we held our first YoastCon a few years ago! Usually, the Lindenberg offers theatre programs, hosts performances, and hosts education courses. But on the 11th of May, 2023 this venue will be filled with SEO enthusiasts who can attend talks, go to workshops and enjoy themselves thoroughly!
A historic city
Did you know that Nijmegen is the oldest city in The Netherlands? And it’s packed with awesome sightseeing opportunities. Why not take the opportunity to go exploring?
YoastCon is made possibly by
We couldn’t be more thankful to all our wonderful sponsors, which help us make YoastCon 2023 a reality! Find out more about our sponsors right here:
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Wincher provides a highly intuitive and robust tool to monitor SEO progress.
Our platform is fully featured with daily rank tracking, powerful keyword research, accurate competitor tracking, on-page optimization, and much more. This makes it the preferred choice for over 200.000 agencies and businesses all over the world aiming to improve search engine rankings. With our detailed white-label reports and real-time data analysis, you can stay ahead of the game and monitor your or your customers’ progress effortlessly.
Weglot is a no-code website translation solution that allows you to instantly launch a multilingual website.
By detecting, translating and displaying the content of your website under multilingual SEO-friendly language subdomains or subdirectories, it removes the need for multiple websites for multiple markets.
Atarim is the leading visual collaboration platform trusted by thousands of companies worldwide to bridge the gap between SEO, product & engineering teams – reducing project turnaround times by over 330% on average.
Built on the foundation of point-and-click collaboration – allowing clients to simply point at what they’re referring to and then immediately leave feedback, say what needs to be changed, etc. Agencies, developers, and project managers use Atarim to eliminate the need to rely on guesswork and endless back-and-forth email communication. Learn more & get started.
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Elementor is far more than a visual editor – it is a platform for growth, collaboration and success.
Elementor Hosting for WordPress augments that experience by taking care of the maintenance and security of your site so you can focus on what you do best: building beautiful websites. Learn more.
Semrush ensures marketing professionals always have time for creativity and experiments while we take care of data.
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Frequently Asked Questions
YoastCon is a one-day interactive conference focused on search engine optimization and online marketing. During YoastCon you’ll be able to attend talks by experts in these fields and workshops that will help you dive into and master important topics. The 2023 edition was hosted in Nijmegen, a city in the Netherlands.
This year it took place on Thursday the 11th of May, 2023.
In the city of Nijmegen, which is located in the Netherlands in Europe. The location of YoastCon 2023 was the beautiful Lindenberg Culture House, which is located on Ridderstraat 23, 6511 TM Nijmegen.
All talks and a few of the workshops are in English so that as many people as possible could attend them!
Yes, it is, there is an elevator and you can get assistance if you need it.
Yes, you can find it on our Code of Conduct page.
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Yes, a photographer took pictures during the event of the keynotes, during workshops, lunch and drinks. The goal is to give an impression of YoastCon, the photos can be used in our newsletter and on social media. For people who don’t want to be photographed, it was possible to report this on the day itself.
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