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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Please Take Search Engine Land's SEO Success Factors Survey

Every two years, Search Engine Land updates our Periodic Table Of SEO Success Factors. It's that time again, and we're inviting our readers to help us with the process. The goal of the table is to cover the broad factors of search engine...


Copie Editor Wantd, Applie Within

Do you cringe when you see a typo in a headline? When you see “Adwords” instead of “AdWords,” does it drive you crazy? Do you write comments on posts pointing out grammatical errors in the text? Well, here’s your big chance...


1, 2, 3... Smile! Say Hi To Search Engine Land On Instagram

Oh hey there, search marketer. Glad to see you. We're always glad to see you, in fact - whether it's here, or on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn - the usual suspects. But did you know that Search Engine Land is on...


Help Wanted: We're Hiring An Associate Features Editor

If you have journalism experience, love to edit and are familiar with the online marketing industry, we may have the perfect opportunity for you! The Search Engine Land/Marketing Land editorial team is growing again. We're now accepting applications for an Associate...


This Is The Official Search Engine Land Logo

Looking for the Search Engine Land logo? Look no further. You've found it right here. That image above is our current logo. By the way, years ago -- in 2006 -- this page had listed several possible logos for Search Engine...


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...




Participate in Our Audience Survey & Enter To Win A Ticket To SMX East

We’ve got a special request of our Search Engine Land readers. Please take our 2-minute audience survey! If helping us keep the lights on isn’t enough of an incentive, we’ll include a chance to win a ticket to Search Engine Land’s...


Changes Afoot At Search Engine Land & Marketing Land Columns

I'm pleased to announce that we've made some changes in our columns line-up to better showcase the great work contributed by our talented columnist-practitioners. The biggest change is that we're moving some of our columns from Search Engine Land to Marketing...



Slideshow: Search Engine Land's Guide To SEO

Earlier this month, we announced the addition of Mobile as a new SEO element in the updated Edition of the Search Engine Land Periodic Table of SEO Success Factors, following a Google announcement that mobile site optimization is a factor in...


Take Our Survey & Help Update The Periodic Table Of SEO

The only constant in search is change. The Periodic Table of SEO was created in 2011 to summarize the major factors that comprise search engine optimization. But, it's time to update the table to review those ranking factors and make sure...