How I Beat Google’s Core Update by Changing the Game

Google released a major update. They typically don’t announce their updates, but you know when they do, it is going to be big. And that’s what happened with the most recent update that they announced. A lot of people saw their traffic drop. And of course, at the same time, people saw their traffic increase • Read More »


Yoast SEO 12.2: Fixes, improvements and more

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. Yoast SEO 12.2 is a release full of the regular bug fixes and enhancements, but also a new addition to meta robots. Last week, Google announced a new • Read More »


What’s inside WordPress 5.3 Beta 1

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. It’s been a busy week for WordPress. WordPress 5.3 finally saw its first beta released and it is jam-packed with great features and improvements. In this • Read More »


How to start a blog

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. If you’re thinking about starting a blog, the most important thing I have to say to you is: go for it! Start your blog! Just do it! • Read More »


Robots meta changes for Google

Joost de Valk Joost de Valk is the founder and Chief Product Officer of Yoast and the Lead Marketing & Communication for WordPress.org. He’s a digital marketer, developer and an Open Source fanatic. Sometimes Google does announcements about new features and we go “huh, why did they do that?” This week we had one of • Read More »


How to use WordPress: Answering 12 common WordPress questions

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. WordPress is huge. According to the latest stats, WordPress powers almost 35% of the web — and growing quickly. With so many sites using the CMS • Read More »