When you start an ecommerce site with WooCommerce or Shopify, having a keyword strategy might seem less important. You’re selling products, so the product names are your keywords. While that might be true in a few cases, in most cases, you need to focus on the keywords that describe the problem you or your products […]Read: "Keyword research for your Shopify or WooCommerce store"
Edwin is an experienced writer, editor & content specialist. Before joining Yoast, he spent years honing his skill at The Netherlands’ leading web design magazine.
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In 2006, after working full time in a bookstore for many years, I made a bold decision: I went back to school. I wanted to combine my love for writing with the lure of the internet and picked Digital Communication at the HAN University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem to achieve that. Four years later, I graduated with honors.
In the meantime, I started working for The Netherlands’ largest monthly magazine on web design and web development. In my role as a managing editor, I wrote, edited and translated hundreds of articles on this fascinating subject. In addition to that, I made sure the day-to-day operations of the magazine went all according to plan.
At Yoast, I do much of the same work, except on a bigger scale. As a content specialist, I am responsible for delivering quality content in an engaging and optimal way.
In my spare time, I love rocking my 1972 Fender Precision bass with my band (Every Other Me), fiddling about with synthesizers, listening to music, watching an endless stream of – classic – movies, taking long hikes and enjoying life with my sons and girlfriend.
Today, we’re releasing version 18.3 of Yoast SEO. For this release, we did another round of fixes and improvements. We’ve improved the importer, enhanced the HowTo blocks, and fine-tuned an assessment. Ready to update to Yoast SEO 18.3? Also, don’t forget to read about the feature that should have been in this release. Fixes and […]Read: "Yoast SEO 18.3: More fixes and enhancements"
One of the checks that we have in Yoast SEO is the check for outbound links. This check scans your text to see if there are any outbound links in your post or on your page. In case it doesn’t find one, Yoast SEO advises you to add at least one outbound to your content. […]Read: "Do outbound links matter for SEO?"
You’ve got your Shopify store up and running, so now it’s time to welcome that traffic! Just roll out the red carpet and get those customers rummaging through the virtual shelves. Easy, right? Getting a decent amount of traffic is the hardest part of running an online store. Luckily, SEO can help you bring a […]Read: "7 tips to get more traffic to your Shopify store with SEO"
Yoast SEO 18.2 and Yoast SEO Premium 18.1 are out today. In these two releases, we bring you more fixes and enhancements to enjoy. This time, we improved the workings of the FAQ and How-to blocks, and in Premium, we enhanced our handling of the Turkish language. Find out more! Yoast SEO free 18.2 After […]Read: "Yoast SEO 18.2: Another round of fixes"
You probably want Google and other search engines to show most of your content in the search results. But most websites also have a few pages or posts that don’t need to be featured in those search results. So how do you tell Google what pages to show and which ones not to? This is […]Read: "Indexing in Yoast SEO: What pages to show in Google’s search results"
Yoast SEO 18.1 is out today! This new release brings another round of bug fixes, plus a new way for us to handle the translations in our plugin — leading to a smaller plugin size for you to install. You’ll read all about the newest version of Yoast SEO in this post. As we decoupled […]Read: "Yoast SEO 18.1: More fixes and enhancements"
It’s been around 6 months since the last update, but WordPress 5.9 was really worth the wait. There are loads of exciting new features to sink your teeth into. Full site editing is the real highlight, but there are loads more new features too. So it’s time to break your WordPress site out of the […]Read: "WordPress 5.9 is here, now with full site editing!"
After releasing Yoast SEO for Shopify last week, it’s time for a new update of our OG WordPress SEO plugin. With the holiday season just behind us and the focus on Shopify, Yoast SEO 18.0 is a smaller update that brings several fixes and enhancements. Find out what you can expect! Yoast SEO 18.0 is […]Read: "Yoast SEO 18.0: Fixes and enhancements"
How you describe your product can make or break a sale. A unique product description gives you a chance to stand out from all those stores that use the descriptions provided by the manufacturer. It helps build trust with the audience, taking away any reservations about the product or your Shopify store. Find out how […]Read: "How to write great product descriptions in Shopify"