Search Engine Land & The Thought Leadership Series

Earlier this year, Search Engine Land participated in its first conversational marketing campaign through our ad partner, Federated Media. We’re now doing another one, and this is a short post to ensure readers know that while we’re taking part in a new “conversation,” our writers are not being told what to say as part of that conversation.

LookSmart wanted some of our writers to contribute articles as part of its Thought Leadership Series site. After discussing this with Federated Media, we settled on the topic of small business and search. Three of us here at Search Engine Land — myself, Greg Sterling and Matt McGee, will be doing pieces this month on the topic.

No one is telling us what to write or editing our content. In fact, all of us already had our respective topics in mind before the campaign invitation even came in. My piece, Searching For Small Businesses, Coming Up Frustrated, is out now, talking about issues I recently discovered with small businesses “not getting” search that I’ve personally encountered recently.

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About The Author: is a Founding Editor of Search Engine Land. He’s a widely cited authority on search engines and search marketing issues who has covered the space since 1996. Danny also serves as Chief Content Officer for Third Door Media, which publishes Search Engine Land and produces the SMX: Search Marketing Expo conference series. He has a personal blog called Daggle (and keeps his disclosures page there). He can be found on Facebook, Google + and microblogs on Twitter as @dannysullivan.

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