About Search Engine Land

Search Engine Land is a leading daily publication that covers all aspects of the search marketing industry.

The site is led by Editor-In-Chief Matt McGee, who oversees the editorial team behind Search Engine Land and its sister publication, Marketing Land. Daily news coverage includes breaking stories, industry trends, feature announcements and product changes at popular platforms used by search marketers to reach consumers online.

In addition to the editorial news staff coverage, Marketing Land features contributed articles by subject matter experts across all digital marketing disciplines, filled with practical tips, tactics and strategies for running successful marketing programs. Learn more about our contributor network and read our contributor guidelines and application form here.

Both sites were founded by search industry veterans Danny Sullivan (Chief Content Officer & Founding Editor) and Chris Sherman (VP of Programming & Founding Editor) and are published by Third Door Media. Third Door Media is also the parent company that produces Digital Marketing Depot, our research center for digital marketers, as well as the MarTech and Search Marketing Expo conference series.

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Search Engine Land's Top 10 Columns Of 2014

New Year's Eve is typically regarded as a time of reflection -- and so, in the spirit of being appropriately festive, we here at Search Engine Land would like to take a moment to reflect back upon the industry's most...


All Things SEO: Our Top 10 Organic Search Columns For 2014

All Things SEO is by far our most widely read column here on Search Engine Land, and our columnists have worked hard all year to provide a wide variety of helpful SEO content for our readers. While many in the organic search...


Quality (Score) PPC Content: Our Top 10 Paid Search Columns For 2014

This past year brought many developments in search engine marketing (SEM), and our Paid Search columnists provided insights, tips and advice for adapting to these various changes. Search marketers briefly panicked when Google announced in April that it would be removing search...


Mapping It Out: Our Top 10 Local Search Columns For 2014

Consumers have grown increasingly reliant on the web for discovering local businesses and determining which ones to patronize. In fact, a survey conducted by BrightLocal earlier this year revealed that 88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations, underscoring the need...


Useful Links For Link Builders: Our Top 10 Link Week Columns For 2014

When Google's head of webspam, Matt Cutts, kicked off 2014 by denouncing guest blogging as a link building strategy, link builders knew they were going to be in for an interesting year. And indeed they were right. We saw major brands like...


Getting Down To Business: Our Top 10 B2B Search Marketing Columns For 2014

Business-to-business (B2B) search marketers are in a challenging position. New search features are often geared towards the business-to-consumer (B2C) sector, and much of the literature on best practices and cutting edge search strategies tends to be B2C focused as well. Luckily, a number...



Introducing The New Search Engine Land!

Notice anything different today? I sure hope so, because we've just launched the new Search Engine Land website! This is Search Engine Land's first redesign since March, 2011. Our sister site, Marketing Land, has also been relaunched. While both sites obviously...





Top Search Marketing Columns of 2013

This past year saw many exciting changes in the world of search. From the birth of Enhanced Campaigns and Hummingbird to the death of the Keyword Tool and keyword referral data, search marketers of all stripes have had to make...


Year Of The Hummingbird: Our Top SEO Columns Of 2013

Our All Things SEO column covers a wide range of topics within the realm of organic search, and this past year saw no dearth of material for our columnists. Perhaps one of the most widely discussed issues within the SEO community...


Enhanced Campaigns & More: Our Top Paid Search Columns Of 2013

Paid search has long been a staple of Internet marketing, yet the SEM landscape continues to evolve at what seems a lightning-fast pace year after year. This past year was no exception, as 2013 brought with it a host of...


Link Building 2013: Looking Back At This Year's Top Link Week Columns

With each passing year, search engine algorithms grow increasingly sophisticated in their ability to identify (and penalize) spammy links. Among other things, this year marked the fourth and fifth releases of Google's spam-filtering Penguin update (Penguin 2.0 and 2.1, respectively). Additionally, many...


Checking In: Our Top Local Search Columns Of 2013

As more and more small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) venture into the digital marketing arena, they are quickly recognizing the importance of being visible within local search results. This past year saw the official launch of Google's Knowledge Graph Carousel for...