Community Corner: Spotlight on Search Engine Land Award Winners Wolfgang Digital, Metric Theory & Precis Digital

This year’s Search Engine Land Awards will mark the fourth consecutive year the SEO and SEM community has come together to celebrate the best and brightest in the industry. The 2018 event will be hosted in Seattle, Washington, on June 12 in conjunction with the SMX Advanced Conference, and it has been expanded to include several new award categories.
Started in 2015, the Search Engine Land Awards has not only recognized top-performing SEO and SEM professionals and agencies, it has raised thousands of dollars for a variety of nonprofits, including Be the Match, CODE.org, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Women Who Code.
As we near this year’s awards event, Search Engine Land is taking a look at last year’s winners in a collection of interviews highlighting the campaigns that won and the results they generated.
For our latest addition to the series, we talk to the teams that took home awards for Best Overall Search Marketing Initiative and Best

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Community Corner: Spotlight on Search Engine Land Award Winners Odd Dog Media & SapientRazorfish

In 2015, the Search Engine Land Awards were introduced to recognize the top performers in the SEO and SEM community. The inaugural event was a big success by all accounts. Hosted in New York City during the SMX East conference, the awards program drew hundreds of attendees and raised thousands of dollars for Be the Match, a national bone marrow donor program, and CODE.org, a nonprofit committed bringing computer sciences into the classroom.
Since its inception, The Search Engine Land Awards have put a spotlight on the best and brightest within the SEO and SEM industry. Not only are individuals and agencies within the search community recognized for their outstanding work, the event continues to raise thousands of dollars for charitable organizations.
This year, the Search Engine Land Awards event will be hosted in Seattle, Washington, during the SMX Advanced Conference on July 12, 2018. In anticipation of this year’s awards program, Search Engine Land is running this interview

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Search Engine Land’s Community Corner: Staff changes at SEL, a new Google Twitter account to follow, and an awards reminder

This week brings a warm hello and a fond goodbye within the Search Engine Land team, along with another channel to stay up to date on Google search info, the Search Engine Land Awards, and more honors for the search marketing community.
Search Engine Land Staff Changes
Good night, and good luck, Jess
Jessica Thompson has been with Search Engine Land for the past 5 years, as our Features Editor. She has been an incredibly valuable team member, working with our contributors and helping to shape the voice of our featured content. We will miss her dearly as she embarks on her next career move, which will be building a digital marketing agency – Prewett McCarthy Marketing. We look forward to watching her continue to grow and are thrilled she remains a colleague in our industry.
I asked Jessica to share her parting thoughts with the community:
My years at Third Door Media have been invaluable to my professional development. Getting to

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Search Engine Land’s Community Corner: Holiday retail results, Search Engine Land Awards and more

I hope you’ve had a great week as the new year truly kicked into gear.
Calling all incredible search marketers (psst, that’s you)! Entries for this year’s Search Engine Land Awards are now open! Our fourth annual awards event will be held at SMX Advanced in Seattle this June. With more than 25 categories across the various disciplines of SEO and SEM, the entire industry is invited to participate. Stay tuned, as we will be showcasing past winners and sharing what makes a great Search Engine Land Awards entry.
Thank you to all who contributed to our Holiday Retail Survey. If you haven’t had a chance to participate, there is still time. Take the survey here. We will be sharing the results during our Holiday Retail Search Strategies webinar on Thursday, January 18. Register to learn from Aaron Levy, Brad Geddes and Elizabeth Marsten in a look at overall results of the shopping season.
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Search Engine Land’s Community Corner: Industry veteran releases new book, our top columnists of 2017 and more

Happy new year! If, like me, you’re just getting caught up on industry news and announcements, I’ll share a couple of noteworthy items you may have missed over the past two weeks:

We shared the top 10 columns published in 2017. Cheers to our talented contributors Sherry Bonelli, Joy Hawkins, Dan Sharp, Paul Shapiro, Wesley Young, Nate Dame and Aleyda Solis
Christoph Cemper, CEO of LinkResearchTools, released his book “Spaghetti Code: Detangling Life and Work with Programmer Wisdom“
Our sister site, Marketing Land likewise notes the top 10 columns published there in 2017. Congrats again to our expert marketing columnists!

Have some industry or community news you want to share? Drop us a note at community@searchengineland.com!
Our own Barry Schwartz continues his “Honor an SEO/SEM” series at his blog, and this (and last) weeks’ honored nominees are:

Aleyda Solis – nominated by Gianluca Fiorelli and known to all that are fortunate to call her friend as a tiny tornado of

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Search Engine Land’s Community Corner: Local SEO survey results, a new book on influencer marketing & SEO Christmas jumpers

As we head into the slow holiday stretch, the news likewise takes a breather. Of course Google did surprise the search community this week by confirming some algo updates, starting a new webmaster video series, and moving Eric Schmidt into a non-Executive Chairman of the Board position. Elsewhere we had these announcements and events happening throughout the search marketing industry:

UK SEO agency Reflectdigital optimized holiday celebrations by creating seo-themed Christmas jumpers (it’s ugly Christmas sweater time folks!), in conjunction with the Save the Children charity’s annual Christmas Jumper Day fundraising last week.
Longtime SEO and digital marketer Joe Sinkwitz published a 264-page ebook “The Ultimate Guide to Influencer Marketing“
Brightlocal released the results of their Local SEO Industry Survey

Our own Barry Schwartz continues his “Honor an SEO/SEM” series at his blog, and this (and last) weeks’ honored nominees included:
Cindy Krum Cindy has been doing SEO for mobile before the iPhone existed and I’ve had the pleasure

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Search Engine Land’s Community Corner: Dixon Jones retiring from Majestic, UK Search Awards winners & how to speak at SMX

This week’s roundup of news, announcements and events happening throughout the search marketing industry includes:
Industry veteran and Majestic SEO CMO Dixon Jones announced he’ll be retiring from Majestic in November 2018, and will move into Global Brand Ambassador role at Majestic until that time. He’s been a key member of the search community since founding the UK’s first search consultancy in 1999, and contributing as a WebmasterWorld forum moderator since 2004. We at Search Engine Land wish Dixon the best and look forward to what’s next for him!
The UK Search Awards were held last week – cheers to all the winners!
We’ve also opened up the session pitch & session ideas forms for our two upcoming Search Marketing Expo events – SMX West and SMX London. Please consider submitting your SMX West (San Jose – March 13-15, 2018) speaking pitch here; and if you have a terrific session idea for SMX London (May 22-23, 2018), please submit that

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Introducing the Search Engine Land Community Corner

The search community has long fostered collaboration, knowledge sharing and comraderie among its members. Beginning today, we’re going to regularly feature news about what people are up to, where they’re headed, awards received and other notes about those that make up our diverse industry. Keep an eye on our “Community Corner” feature to stay up to date with your colleagues.
To kick off this new feature, we’ll be rounding up the first set of “Honor an SEO/SEM” nominees that have been submitted by community members at Search Engine Roundtable.
Ross Dunn: Truly an “OG” (original gangster ☺) in the world of SEO, Ross has been helping businesses with SERP success since 1997. He was nominated by Jim Hedger, which itself speaks volumes for his contributions to our community. Get to know more about Ross here.
Jill Whalen: Jill was one of the first SEOs I recall meeting — at the very first Google Dance. Fiercely smart and always kind, she’s

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