Joost transitions to a brand new place inside Yoast and Newfold

Massive day for Joost and Yoast! Joost de Valk has determined to maneuver into a special function than his present place as CPO at Yoast. He’ll keep on board as an advisor for each Yoast in addition to Newfold. It’s a giant change and on the similar time it’s not such a giant change. We’re excited for Joost as he embarks on a brand new part in his journey. On this submit, we’ll clarify why Joost determined to resign and what his new function will appear like.

New adventures

One of many causes for Joost to promote Yoast to Newfold was as a result of he was a bit bored. He’s been doing website positioning and WordPress for properly over a decade. He has at all times taken his duty for Yoast the corporate, the Yoast website positioning plugin and the WordPress group very significantly. With that, he ignored a few of his different desires, aspirations, and ambitions. “I nonetheless love Yoast and I nonetheless need to contribute to the success and the expansion of Yoast, however I’ve so many different desires,” Joost de Valk explains. “After we offered Yoast, I hoped that I’d be capable to fulfill my ambitions inside Newfold. And that simply isn’t the case (but). So, it’s time for me to unfold my wings a bit.” For extra insights into the explanations and motivations of Joost de Valk, please learn his private weblog submit. 

New place 

Joost de Valk will develop into Yoast’s main website positioning advisor. He’ll be at our workplaces in Wijchen two full days a month. He’ll be our advisor on find out how to transfer ahead with the Yoast website positioning plugin. He’ll attend conferences and brainstorm classes with the product and R&D groups. Joost may even do workshops and talks inside the group to share his data and educate our Yoasters. On prime of that, he’ll be accessible for questions and recommendation from our advertising and website positioning specialists. 

Joost may even keep on board as an advisor for Newfold. In that place, he’ll advise the management group of Newfold on all issues WordPress.

Massive thanks to Joost

Joost de Valk is a real visionary. Previously decade, he constructed up the Yoast model and the Yoast product line. His leaving Yoast altogether will surely be detrimental to the product. Fortunately, our personal Jono Alderson will develop into Head of website positioning at Yoast. Jono as head of website positioning mixed with maintaining Joost on board as a main advisor will make all of the distinction. 

We’re actually completely happy that we get to maintain Joost at some point each fortnight. And, we actually respect all he has accomplished for Yoast prior to now decade. His drive, ambition, and execution energy obtained us the place we’re as we speak. That’s why we’ll be internet hosting a particular webinar and throwing a giant celebration in his honor!

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