An Interview with Joost De Valk

Joost de Valk is undoubtedly the WordPress SEO champion of the world. His WP SEO plugin has been integrated into the WooThemes framework and his new Video SEO plugin is a truly remarkable piece of work.

In this interview, Joost talks candidly about WordPress, SEO, releasing premium plugins and dealing with criticism online.

For your chance to win a copy of the Video SEO plugin valued at $89, simply submit a bug fix for any of his plugins. Describe the bug fix below and include your Pastebin URL.

Joost will announce the winner in a couple of weeks.

In this interview I also mention this: Getting Started Contributing to WordPress Handbook as well as this article from 1st Web Designer.

11 thoughts on “An Interview with Joost De Valk

  1. Great interviewed, how awesome to hear Joost’s story after using his plugin for so many years. Thanks for your great services to the WordPress community! 🙂

  2. Haven’t watched yet (dl’ing), but love the ‘submit a bugfix’ for a license concept.. I’d suggest using github as a platform for this – forking and submitting a pull request is too easy!
    Cheers! Tim

  3. Fantastic! I am building more and more client sites and embedding ‘Welcome’ and ‘How to…’ videos. And as we all know, there is little point having a video (and content) is no one can find it, so SEO is massively important. The Yoast Video SEO plugin is going to save me so much time on the SEO. You are a legend Joost de Valk. Thanks Troy for the initiative to interview Joost – I took away some great info.

    • Hey Thomas, thanks for the feedback. I notice that occasionally the audio and video seem to be a little out of sync – I think this is due to the nature of call recording video Skype calls between Australia and the Netherlands (the broadband network in Australia is not world-class yet). The sync issue is not huge at this end though. Hope you enjoy the interview.

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