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Yoast Acquired by Newfold Digital

Posted by Torque Mag on August 12, 2021 at 11:49 am
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WordPress’s most popular SEO plugin, Yoast, announced it was acquired. Founded in 2010, the plugin along with founder Joost de Valk have become staples in the WordPress community. The plugin was purchased by Newfold Digital. According to the announcement written by current Yoast CEO Marieke van de Rakt, “Joining Newfold Digital provides us with the freedom to build and iterate on ideas to further our mission. We plan to release many new features and products to help people with the findability of their websites.” Yoast currently has over 140 employees and boasts a whopping 12 million active downloads. Acquisitions in WordPress As with any industry, acquisitions in WordPress are to be expected, however, due to the tight-knit nature of the community, each one comes under intense scrutiny. In fact, Post Status has created an Acquisition Tracker to make the changing landscape easier to follow. As a pillar in the community for over a decade, Yoast has garnered a huge following. Not only for the product itself, but for the culture of the employees. The team has done an exceptional job of branding itself to the point of being instantly recognizable. Because of this, it’s safe to say the community will…

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