• http://searchengineland.com Danny Sullivan

    Just checking out that our new comment system works again! This is also a great way to leave feedback/bug reports on the new site.

  • http://www.saadkamal.com Saad

    I love the new design! Its very web 2.0-ish.

    Any plans of adding a forum and Tools in the Members area?

    I’d like to suggest adding a “Reply to this comment” so that people can reply to individual commenter, so that they can be threaded here accordingly.

  • aimClear

    @Danny, congrats’ on the new site. Imagine the pleasure of taking my usual early-morning Sphinn on my 8830 and finding SO much better SEL formatting, straight out of the box.

    In your article, you did not mention the cost of premium membership. I would assume there will be a semi-stampede to support the endeavor. Best of luck and thanks for this publication.

  • http://www.saadkamal.com Saad

    Sorry can’t edit my comment:

    – I don’t see a Sphinn button

    – This captcha should be taken off if a user has over “X” number of approved comments.

    – People should be able to “subscribe” to comments via email.

  • http://www.saadkamal.com Saad

    @aimClear – the cost is $149/year. Pretty attractive IMO.

    Details here: http://searchengineland.com/members-signup

  • seobook

    Nice design. :) Looks much more crisp and professional.

  • http://www.seroundtable.com/ Barry Schwartz

    So excited that readers can now comment directly at Search Engine Land and looking forward to the new design!

  • http://pascal.vanhecke.info Pascal Van Hecke


    The feed for the Daily Search cap http://feeds.searchengineland.com/searchcap
    is broken… displays all stories now.

  • http://www.planetc1.com/ chiropractic

    Already loving the new look of Search Engine Land. It’s very clean.

    Happy Holidays!

  • Matt McGee

    Looks great, guys. And love to already see readers finding and reporting little bugs. Thanks!

  • Josh Dreller

    Congratulations! Happy Second Birthday! Good work everyone!

  • http://eduardblacquiere.com Eduard Blacquière

    @everyone at the SEL, SMX, Sphinn, Third Door Media, and other teams:
    Congrats with this great new design!

    It’s definitely an improvement and it fits the current content better as SEL is grown to in the past 2 years.

    Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.yellowseo.com Yellow SEO

    Nice Dan,

    Are you getting better bounce rate?

    Very clean new design kudos the ui experience on the homepage looks much better. I would image some nice tweeks like this improved your bounce rate… Did you check your logs to see if this new design and iu update actually improved your bounce rate…

  • MattCutts

    Looks very nice! I like being able to leave a comment without starting a whole story over on Sphinn.

  • audette

    Congrats! Just signed up for a premium membership, I know it’ll be well worth it. Site is looking good, nice and clean.

  • http://searchengineland.com Danny Sullivan

    Sadd, we won’t be adding a “Reply to this comment” threaded style display. Sorry, I find they get very confusing and hard to read when you have lots of discussion. We’ll consider the forums and tools suggestions.

    The Sphinn button is gone, but future stories will have a Sphinn link in the Share & Bookmark section under the author’s bio. You can also use the More: Share This button to get a Sphinn link.

    Afraid CAPTCHA won’t go regardless approved comments in the immediate future, but you can become a premium member.

    While you can’t subscribe to comments via email, you can take the columns feed:

    Pascal, thanks — SearchCap feed should be fixed now.

    Yellow SEO, we expect bounce rate will improve and will be measuring going forward. We just want to get through the day and bug fixes first :)

    And thanks, everyone!

  • http://www.momentumseo.com Matt Joswick

    Nice work, the new design is great.

  • http://www.portentinteractive.com Tom Schmitz

    Congratulations on the new look and the success of Search Engine Land and all your Third Door Media ventures. Has it really been two years? Wow, time flies.

  • http://www.audettemedia.com audette

    On the members page here http://searchengineland.com/members-library, the link to update your profile/add an avatar appears to be broken: http://searchengineland.com/wp-admin/profile.php

    Unless that should be http://searchengineland.com/figz/wp-admin/profile.php? But then I don’t see a spot to upload an avatar?

    Looks like Tom figured it out! :)

  • http://www.seoauditors.com seoauditors

    The new design looks great! It’s clean and much more user friendly than the old design.

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    We’ll check on it, Adam — why that’s not showing for you. Should be.

  • lloydcohagen

    Why is it that when I become accustomed to sites and find ones that I truly enjoy the layout they have to go and change what seems to work best.
    Sorry Danny but I really liked the “Lands” quick drop downs across the top. Where is this info now? I have to search for it and get used to the new site, I’m sure by that time you will change it again like everyone else. My day is so wasted with sites that take such ease and functionality out and try to make it better but destroy the basic concept of information. Guess I should design my own with the features that used to be there.
    Horribly displeased.,,,,

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    The “Lands” still exist. They remain a part of our story archives: the categories of Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, along with many other categories. But to access them, you have to be a paid member of the site. That’s one of the benefits you get by supporting the site that way (and the considerable time it takes to compile the archives). Hope you’ll consider it.

  • http://blog.lbi-netrank.co.uk/author/ian-macfarlane/ Ian Macfarlane

    Great news!

    Quick comment with regards to the “new user account” process – when registering you get taken to the page http://searchengineland.com/figz/wp-admin/ – this has a message at the top stating that you need to upgrade your version of WordPress.

    The site could also do with a properly customised login page without all of the WordPress branding/contents/links.

    Best wishes


  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    Ian, that’s coming, hopefully next week. All in the works.