In the next couple of weeks, Search Engine Journal will go through some significant changes : more news when it happens, online marketing intelligence, new trends in SEO, search engine news, mobile search tendencies and even more SEO tips & expert insight.
In other words, SEJ is maturing into more of a magazine, a community and a marketing hub, all under one roof [kind of the way it was when I was editing]
To fulfill this ambitious promise, we’re making changes on many levels, one of which includes naming an Editor-in-Chief.
My longtime friend and colleague Phil Butler will be taking on the helm beginning today. Phil is a veteran blogger and PR guru, a dad and believer in all things digital. Please join me in welcoming him to the SEJ community as our Editor-in-Chief.
Phil’s expertise spans the whole digital realm. An early stage-startup beta tester, Phil has been around for longer than he actually likes to admit. He tested and worked with emerging search engines like Powerset (pre-Microsoft acquisition) and Hakia, he wrote for some of the most influential publications of the web including ReadWriteWeb, and he pushed EverythingPR to be one of the most influential PR news sites in the world.
Phil also brings along a respected SEO authority, his wife, Mihaela Lica Butler (pictured below), who will act as our SEO news and mobile editor. In a nod to the times, we will have a specially designated MOBILE SEO category, where all the good marketing tips of this genre will find a home.
Phil and Mihaela are longtime SEJ readers and contributors, and are dedicated to making your SEJ experience better. Get in touch, talk to them, tell them what you expect or what you’ve always wanted to see :)
Meanwhile Melissa Fach, SEJ’s managing editor and a good friend of mine, is moving onwards. Congratulations to Melissa, and I am thankful and appreciative of her hard work, dedication and enthusiasm for SEJ over the last year.
SEJ is a much better blog than it was when I reached out to her to work on turning it around, and I hold her in high regard for achieving that task.