Update: I’ve started doing these analyses bianually. Find the latest one here: CMS market share analyses. As I’m getting into my new role as Marketing Lead for WordPress, I was doing an analysis of the CMS market share numbers. The first thing I noticed was that, according to W3Techs, WordPress’s market share had yet again… Continue reading CMS market share: January 2019 analysis
Today we’ve announced that Marieke is the new CEO at Yoast, and I’m stepping down. With me recently stepping up as Marketing & Communications Lead for WordPress, this made a lot of sense. In many ways, Marieke was already the acting CEO at Yoast. While this step makes a lot of sense to us, it… Continue reading Stepping “down” at Yoast
Last week I was appointed Marketing & Communications Lead of WordPress. I think WordPress is one of the most essential platforms on the web and I’m really proud to be able to do my part for it. I have been in the WordPress community for well over a decade now. In that time I’ve done… Continue reading Leading marketing & communication for WordPress
“Computing is too important to be left to men.” I had never heard of Karen Sparck Jones before, I’m thankful I have now: We have a team of linguists / developers at Yoast, looks like we owe her a great deal.
Matt blogged, in response to a question asked at WordCamp US: what does “democratizing publishing” mean to you? His answer: … the mission of “Democratize Publishing” to me means that people of all backgrounds, interests, and abilities should be able to access Free-as-in-speech software that empowers them to express themselves on the open web and… Continue reading Democratizing publishing
Next February 2019, Yoast is organizing YoastCon in Nijmegen. Yoast’s offices are situated in Wijchen, but unfortunately, Wijchen is too small to hold our conference, so we went to our closest “big” town. Nijmegen is the city I went to high school in, and even studied a bit. It’s also 2,000+ years old and has… Continue reading Awesome spots in Nijmegen
I just came back from WordCamp US in Nashville, which was awesome. In this post I want to address some of the questions I’ve had a couple of times. So here we go: Have more questions for me? Drop them in the comments, I’ll answer them there!
I think WordPress 5.0 should be delayed to January. In this post I explain why.
I’m typing this as I sit in Track 1 of WordCamp Europe in Paris. Matt Mullenweg just announced Gutenberg as a plugin is available so I installed it on here and am writing this post in it. Gutenberg is a radical rethinking of the post screen and that means we at Yoast have to rethink… Continue reading Gutenberg and Yoast SEO
I’ve been wanting to do this for a while: blogging for fun, on a domain separate from Yoast.com. Blogging about stuff I do outside of Yoast, which, surprisingly to some people, is more and more. I will blog here about the investments Marieke and I make with Altha, our investment company and my advisory work, when… Continue reading Blogging about not SEO