Newfold Digital, which owns Bluehost and many other web hosting companies, has acquired WordPress SEO plugin provider Yoast for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition is part of the web technology provider’s long-term strategy to empower its customers’ online success by providing them with access to the best in web presence tools and services.

Newfold Digital President and CEO Sharon Rowlands explained in a press release why Newfold Digital decided to acquire the company behind the popular SEO tool:

“SEO is a growing need in our customer base and is essential to online success, especially as we see more and more companies expand their online presence. Yoast is a well-known and respected brand in the WordPress community. We’re excited to have you.” welcome to Newfold to improve family and SEO and bring visitors to our growing customer base. ”

Yoast acquisition

Yoast is a popular WordPress plugin that supports more than 12 million websites and helps website owners generate more visitors from search engines and social media while increasing reader loyalty.

At the same time, the company offers online courses on SEO, keyword research, e-commerce, WordPress and more through its online academy.

Upon completion of the acquisition, Yoast will continue to offer its world-class SEO services while joining Newfold Digital’s growing portfolio of brands which include,, HostGator and others. In addition, all Yoast employees and the Newfold Digital leadership team will join.

Yoast CEO Marieke van de Rakt gave further insights on how the deal can keep Yoast one of the best WordPress SEO plugins, saying:

“We are excited to join Newfold Digital to continue our mission of SEO for All by leveraging the leading global portfolio of web exposure brands. We are confident that Newfold Digital’s strength and leadership will help keep Yoast the most widely used SEO plugin for WordPress for many years to come and drive future innovations. “