Marieke van de Rakt
Marieke van de Rakt is the CEO of Yoast. Her main focus is on growing the company. She attaches great importance to maintaining an open and friendly corporate culture. Marieke is also heavily involved in the marketing of Yoast and with the Yoast SEO Academy, the online course platform.
Big news for Yoast! We are very excited to announce that we are joining Newfold Digital. Working with this leading provider of web presence solutions will allow Yoast to take SEO to the next level for everyone! We look forward to new ways to help even more people improve their SEO. We believe that our combined forces will help us expand new opportunities across many platforms.
Put all of our SEO ideas into practice
Joost de Valk founded Yoast in 2010. Yoast never had funding before, it grew organically into a company with 140 employees maintaining a plugin with over 12 million active installs. We don’t want to stop here! We plan to grow and improve even more! Joining Newfold Digital gives us the freedom to build and iterate ideas to advance our mission. We plan to release many new features and products to make your websites easier to find.
Shared love for WordPress
Yoast loves WordPress. We are WordPress and Open Source Fanboys and Girls. Joining Newfold enables us to keep that love fully alive. Bluehost is of course a member of the amazing Newfold Digital family. We are very excited to be working with Bluehost. Over the years we have visited countless WordCamps with the Bluehost team and worked together on many WordPress core releases. Yoast and Bluehost will work together to improve our offers and our contribution to the WordPress community.
Just changes for the better
A big change, but only a change for the better! All important things stay the same. The Yoast team remains the same, all of our employees stay with us. Our head office remains in Wijchen, the Netherlands. Our brand will remain our brand. Our mission will remain our mission. Yoast SEO will remain Yoast SEO. Our CEO remains our CEO and all board members remain in their roles.
So many exciting things are coming!
We are very excited to announce this news today. In the next few months we will really start working with and learning from our many new colleagues at Newfold Digital! We already have some amazing plans that will be exciting for our customers. Stay tuned for more updates and information!