Now Hiring! We Have Three Openings At Search Engine Land & Marketing Land

help-wanted-featured As we promised last month, our expansion continues. In addition to the two positions that we added last week, we're now ready to accept applications for three more positions on our editorial team. In response to some questions that have come in, we've added a little more information at the end of this article. Please be sure to read to the end. Thanks! All three openings are full-time, salaried positions, and each is a telecommuting opportunity. The three positions are listed below in alphabetical order, and instructions for applying are included after the job listings. If you have journa [...]


Welcome AJ Kohn & Ginny Marvin To Search Engine Land, Marketing Land

Search Engine Land logo It's a pleasure to announce the two newest members of our Third Door Media editorial team: AJ Kohn and Ginny Marvin. Ginny joins us as a Contributing Writer and will focus primarily on covering paid advertising topics -- paid search on Search Engine Land and paid social media/display advertising on Marketing Land, for example. When she's not writing for our sites, Ginny works as Director of Demand Generation at Yeoman Technology Group, a company that specializes in internet sales channel development for B2B, hi-tech and industrial manufacturers and publishers. You can follow her on Twitter [...]


Search Engine Land’s Most Shared Stories on Facebook of 2012

facebook logo Today for our last installment top stories from the past year, we feature the most-shared stories on Facebook. Our little Panda friend made it in the headline nine times ("Nine times? Nine times."- Quick, name the movie!)* Meanwhile, Google stories are  popular with our Facebook crowd, appearing in seventeen out of the top 20 headlines, same as the top shared stories on Google+. As with our other top social stories of 2012, this list was generated by Social Crawlytics, a social analytics tool that crawls and provides social activity for each URL on a website. The tool only tracks Facebo [...]


The Hottest Reads In Search & Social In 2012

search-social-featured We already shared the news that Jordan Kasteler took home the top prize and had a second entry in our overall list of most read columns for the year, both of which appeared here in the Search & Social column, alongside several other worthy reads. In 2012, "social signals" became one of the most talked about topics among SEO's and social media marketers, as the prevalence of Google+ and Bing/Facebook social results have captured our attention. Yet many feel we're still very much in the early stages of social signals having a major impact in general search engine results. That sh [...]


Search Engine Land’s Top Tweeted Stories Of 2012: Pandas, Google and a Zuckerberg

twitter-tweets-featured There's no question, the Search Engine Land Twitterverse likes to talk about the Panda updates. We took a look at the top tweeted stories of 2012 using Social Crawlytics, and without a doubt, Google and Panda-related stories trumped much of the Twitter activity in the past year. Mark Zuckerberg did make an appearance in one of our top-tweeted headlines, but in the context of search. So here they are, the top tweeted Search Engine Land posts of 2012! 1. Google Confirms Panda 3.3 Update, Plus Changes To How It Evaluates Links, Local Search Rankings & Much More (1,931 tweets) 2. [...]


Top Search Marketing Columns & Contributed Features Of 2012

Best-of-2012-award-shutterstock As an industry news publication, the majority of our visitor traffic comes to our site to read daily news updates, in-depth coverage of search engine technologies and ever-evolving search engine algorithms. On top of the hardest working full- and part-time editorial staff in search, we have over 100 guest columnists who dedicate a significant amount of time and energy to share their experience and expertise with the rest of the search marketing industry. Collectively, these contributors round out our daily news coverage by sharing thoughtful observations, successful strategies and tactic [...]


Search Engine Land’s Most Read Stories Of 2012: Google Places Goes Google+, Panda, Penguin & More

trophy-first-place-winner-featured What were our most popular stories on Search Engine Land over the past year? Below, the news stories that were published in 2012 that were read the most: Google Places Is Over, Company Makes Google+ The Center Of Gravity For Local Search (May) Google’s Jaw-Dropping Sponsored Post Campaign For Chrome (January) Google’s Results Get More Personal With “Search Plus Your World” (January) How Rick Santorum Is Making His “Google Problem” Worse (January) The Top Heavy Update: Pages With Too Many Ads Above The Fold Now Penalized By Google’s “Page Layout” Algorithm (J [...]


Search Engine Land’s Most Popular Stories On Google+ In 2012: Panda, Knowledge Graph & SEO

google-plus-red-128 It's started, the top lists of 2012! Over the next few days, we'll be posting a series of these, including the most read Search Engine Land stories, the most tweeted ones and the ones most liked on Facebook. But to kick it off, the stories with the most +1's on Google+. How did we collect this data? Search Engine Land columnist Annie Cushing suggested we use Social Crawlytics, a tool that easily crawls the site and reports on the social activity for each URL. If you haven't checked it out, go do so. It's free to get started. A few observations while aggregating list: Seventeen of t [...]


Search Engine Land Turns Six, Celebrates With New Editor-In-Chief & Expansion Plans

Search Engine Land logo It's our sixth birthday here at Search Engine Land, and we've got some news -- a new editor-in-chief and expansion plans for the future. Congratulations to Matt McGee, on his new position as Editor-In-Chief of Search Engine Land & Marketing Land! He starts on January 1, 2013. Matt joined our publications in September 2008 as assignment editor for Search Engine Land, and he was promoted to executive news editor in December 2010. In his new position, he'll handle day-to-day operations of both Search Engine Land and Marketing Land, as well as oversee the strategic directions [...]


Take our Search Engine Land survey: 2 questions, 4 winners

We invite you to take this 2-question Search Engine Land survey. It will take about a minute. Those who complete the survey will be eligible to win some great prizes. The Grand prize is a 16GB iPad2. Lucky runners up will win an Apple iTouch and one of two iPod Nanos. Click the link to take the survey: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/esurvey/index.php?surveyid=13860 Good luck and thank you! The Search Engine Land team Notes: Only one entry per person. Odds of winning depend on number of contest entrants. Employees of Third Door Media or its affiliates are ineligible. Void where pr [...]


Thanks for Taking Our Search Engine Land Survey; We Have a Winner!

Thanks to all who completed our annual Search Engine Land’s Audience Survey. The data help us in talking to potential advertisers and that pays to keep the lights on and servers cool. We appreciate your support! Catherine Kellogg of Direct Brands Inc. is the winner of our prize, a ticket to an upcoming Search Marketing Expo conference. Congratulations Catherine! Were you counting on winning? Sorry about that, but you can still get the lowest rate on a ticket for our next conference, SMX West. Check out the conference agenda and join us February 28-March 1 in San Jose. Register by S [...]


Search Engine Land Turns Five & Gains A Sibling Site: Marketing Land

sel-5th-birthday Five years ago, Search Engine Land was officially born. On the occasion of our fifth birthday, we're proud of how much the site has accomplished and excited to officially welcome our new sibling-site Marketing Land. Some Statistics Since we opened, Search Engine Land has grown to doing between 1.5 million and 2 million pageviews per month. From our Google Analytics data, a month-by-month view: Over the past five years, we've had: Nearly 50 million pageviews Nearly 32 million visits Over 22 million unique visitors Over the past five years, we've written: 9 million word [...]


Please Take Search Engine Land’s Audience Survey

We’ve got a special request of our Search Engine Land visitors and SearchCap newsletter readers. Take our 2-minute audience survey! Please? If helping us keep the lights on isn’t enough of an incentive, we’ll include a chance to win a ticket to Search Marketing Expo – SMX West in San Jose, CA February 28-March 1. SMX West will feature a keynote with Susan Wojcicki, Senior VP of Advertising at Google. Susan is responsible for the design, innovation and engineering of all Google’s advertising and measurement platforms including AdWords, AdSense and Google Analytics. You can fin [...]


Search Engine Land Gets Sister Site: Marketing Land Arrives Next Month

marketing-land-featured-2 I’m happy to announce that next month, Search Engine Land will gain a new sister site: Marketing Land. Search Engine Land will continue to provide all the great coverage about search marketing and search engines that you love. Marketing Land will go beyond into other areas, including social media, affiliate marketing, email marketing and other internet marketing topics. Here at Search Engine Land, we strive to ensure the stories we do are related back to search in some way. We think that’s important, that people want a site with high-quality editorial content focused on just search. [...]


Welcome Monica Wright, Search Engine Land’s New Community Editor

Search Engine Land has a thriving community of readers, and I'm happy to announce that we've added Monica Wright as our new "community editor" to help support that community. Monica is a long-time search marketer, known to many throughout the industry. Many have met her at our SMX search marketing conferences or other industry events. Monica's already been busy with changes to our social media accounts. If you're one of the over 50,000 who follow our @sengineland account on Twitter, Monica's been supplementing the tweet updates we provide with interesting tweets that others have made [...]


Welcome, Greg Finn & Gary Price To Search Engine Land!

Today, Search Engine Land welcomes two new contributing editors: Gary Price and Greg Finn, who will focus on search and social media for the site, respectively. I've known Gary for years, and it's a pleasure to be working with him again. There is nothing related to search engines or research tools that Gary doesn't know. Attend any research or library conference, and Gary's surrounded like the rock star he is. Gary will be focusing on new search tools, search features and how searchers can get more out of the search engines they use. Outside of Search Engine Land, Gary's co-founder an [...]


Welcome To The New Search Engine Land!

sel-featured-6 Search Engine Land has a new look and features! For our regular readers, as well as new visitors, here's a guide to what you'll find on the redesigned site and how everything works. New "Flip Box" For Featured Stories One of our biggest challenges is that we publish so much content that it can be hard to feature everything. On a busy news day, some great news stories and feature articles could get "pushed down" or "pushed off" our home page. Plus, some fantastic columns might be missed, given they come "below the fold" on the home page. This is where our new "flip box" comes in. You'll fi [...]


February 2011: Search Engine Land’s Most Popular Stories

Below are Search Engine Land’s 10 most popular stories from February 2011: Google: Bing Is Cheating, Copying Our Search Results New York Times Exposes J.C. Penney Link Scheme That Causes Plummeting Rankings in Google Google Forecloses On Content Farms With "Farmer" Algorithm Update Google Logo Honors Constantin Brancusi’s 135th Birthday Bing: Why Google’s Wrong In Its Accusations Obama’s Silicon Valley "Tech Supper" – Who Sat Where? Why Was He There? 5 Social Sites You May Not Have Heard About (Yet) What Time Does the 2011 Super Bowl Start? A (Continuing) Lesson in [...]


January 2011: Search Engine Land’s Most Popular Stories

Below are Search Engine Land’s 10 most popular stories from January 2011: Google vs. Bing: The Fallacy Of The Superior Search Engine The New York Times, Demand Media Edition Confirmed: Google Readies "Google Offers" Groupon Clone Internet-To-TV Players Compared: Roku, Apple TV, Boxee & Google TV A To Do List For Google’s New CEO Larry Page The Big List: 168 Marketing Trends, Predictions & Resolutions For 2011 Google Testing Display Ads In Gmail A Tale Of Three Android Phones: Droid 2, Samsung Fascinate & Google Nexus S Blekko Launches Spam Clock To Keep Pre [...]


December 2010: Search Engine Land’s Most Popular Stories

Below are Search Engine Land's 10 most popular stories from December 2010: 1) Where Is Santa Claus? The 2010 Santa Tracker List, From NORAD To Google Earth 2) 10 Alternatives To Delicious.com Bookmarking 3) NORAD Santa Claus Tracker 2010 Now Open! 4) First Day Review: The Google Chrome OS Cr-48 Notebook 5) What Social Signals Do Google & Bing Really Count? 6) The Google Rosa Parks Logo 7) DecorMyEyes Merchant Vitaly Borker Arrested After NYT Piece On Google Rankings 8) Why Wikileaks Will Never Be Closed Or Blocked 9) Google Lets You Dumb Down Your Search Results [...]


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