Please Join Me in Congratulating Kelsey Jones, Managing Editor of Search Engine Journal

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Kelsey Jones

I’m excited to officially announce Kelsey Jones as the new Managing Editor of Search Engine Journal. Kelsey has been behind the scenes for the past 5+ months as my partner in crime, helping me with improving and managing our editorial review process. I couldn’t have done it without her!

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About Kelsey

Kelsey has worked both on the agency and freelancer side, with experience in paid and search and social, SEO, initializing and maintaining social media campaigns, content marketing, and WordPress- a little bit of everything!

Before coming to SEJ, she was a regular search and social columnist for Search Engine Land and Marketing Land for almost four years. She spoke at SMX East in 2010, and Kelsey was recently named one of the top digital marketing strategists for 2014 by Online Marketing Institute and was also voted one of the top marketers of 2009 by Invesp.

Plans for SEJ

Kelsey and Scott Monty, head of Global Digital Communications for Ford Motor Co

Besides her background in marketing, Kelsey also has experience in journalism, which has really helped her excel in her role on the SEJ team. By joining SEJ first as a newswriter, and now as Managing Editor, she has been excited to work with the team to build up a more robust content platform (including video), a more engaged and aware social presence as well as a stronger editorial process.

Going forward, she will be leading the editorial team, representing SEJ at conferences and speaking engagements, as well as executing on content strategy and campaigns.

We also want to grow the SEJ presence at events and conferences, like Pubcon and SMX, with more interviews, live social media broadcasting, and recaps from the best sessions. She’ll even be going to SXSWi this year.

Kelsey Jones can be reached at +KelseyJones or @Wonderwall7.

My Role Going Forward:

I’ve got a lot of entrepreneurial irons in the fire, so I’ll be stepping back from the day-to-day operations of SEJ, and moving into an Editor-at-Large role as a brand ambassador of sorts, representing SEJ at conferences and helping with overall strategy.

I look forward to continuing to work with the great writers and friends I’ve made over the past couple years working with Search Engine Journal.  If you need anything, I’m still john [at] and online @/+JohnRampton.

John Rampton
John Rampton is an entrepreneur, full-time computer nerd, and PPC expert. Founder at payments company I enjoy helping people and am always online to chat +/@johnrampton
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  • Altaf Gilani

    Many Congratulations to Kelsey, and thanks to John for the support & co-operation you’ve extended for last years.

    Good Luck Kelsey.

    • Kelsey Jones

      Thank you Altaf!

  • Matt Southern

    Congratulations, Kelsey! It was a pleasure working alongside you as a news writer, and I look forward to working with you as the new managing editor. All the best to you in your new position!

  • Jenise Uehara Henrikson

    Kelsey so excited for you. It’s been a pleasure working with you and the editorial team these past months. I’ve loved watching our tribe gel and synchronize, get excited around ideas and wins, and rally around shared goals. John: I’m expecting even bigger and better from you this year in your new role. Congrats all around!

  • Slobodan

    Congratulations to both! Pleasure working with you guys and looking forward to great things to come.

  • Kit

    Congrats, Kelsey! 🙂

  • Preeti Kaur

    Congrats Kelsey 🙂 I thoroughly enjoy your articles and love the way you project the most complex ideas in the simplest way possible.

  • ronell smith

    Hi Kelsey,

    Great news about the promotion. Really enjoying working with you. You’ll be correcting my grammar again later this week 🙂
    John, I’m happy you’ll still be around.


    • Kelsey Jones

      LOL Ronell. I had no idea you were so funny. 🙂

  • Danielle Antosz

    Congrats Kelsey!

  • Allegra

    Congrats Kelsey!

  • Krystian Włodarczyk

    Congratulations Kelsey! It’s been a pleasure to work with you lately. Good luck with your new role! 🙂

  • Shri

    Congratulations Kelsey Jones, .!! Having a New position in SEJ
    I Wish you this position will help you to reach new height in life 🙂