SEJ Has a New Look!

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SEJ Has a New Look!

Our team has been working tirelessly to get our new site design up and ready for launch this week! We are so excited to debut a sleeker design and a new logo which we feel is a better, updated look for SEJ. Call it, SEJ 2.0. Here are some of my favorite features of the new site.

Featured Image Tiles

I love that these image tiles on our homepage, which allow us to highlight recent amazing posts and upcoming events, as well as news from our talented newswriter Matt Southern.
featured image tiles

Enhanced Author Profiles

SEJ wouldn’t be what we are today if it wasn’t for our talented and experienced contributors. We wanted to further showcase our contributors by allowing them to to give more information about themselves in the new enhanced author profile section.


Popular Authors Box

The popular authors box on the sidebar of our site is a great way to check out some of the best content. For the redesign, I picked the authors, but going forward, this box will be automatically updated by pageviews for authors’ posts.

popular authors

New Categories

If you look at the navigation bar of SEJ, you may notice a few new categories: the most noticeable being Entrepreneur and Agency. When we held our reader survey last year, many of our readers said they were either entrepreneurs or worked within a search/social media/marketing agency, so we are going to focus on creating more content that covers both of these points of view. The Agency category will cover client management, acquisition and retention, and the Entrepreneur category will cover productivity and start-up 101, among other topics.



If you see any bugs or something we could improve on our new site, please email me at kelsey [at]

What is your favorite feature of the new site?

Kelsey Jones
When she's not editing and scheduling posts, Kelsey Jones manages the Marketing Nerds podcast and moderates SEJ Summit conferences and Marketing ThinkTank webinars. She has... Read Full Bio
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  • ThatsMe

    wow, talk about selling out… awesome ads all over the place, cant tell them from the content… wont be back, thanks for playing

    • Kelsey Jones

      Hi there, we are currently experimenting with ad placement and appreciate your feedback.

      • Norm

        While it is posed as slightly less then constructive feedback, I too did think the site was a little top heavy with the ads, and the Wordstream ad in particular looked anything but like an ad, which I thought was brilliant of them. As far as the design though, I really like it, and will enjoy the coming improvements ever more.

  • Reg Charie (@RegDCP)

    So you decided to ignore Google’s “Top Heavy” rule eh?
    Good luck to you

    • Kelsey Jones

      hi Reg, Thanks for your feedback and for being a reader of SEJ!

    • Moin Shaikh

      That’s what i felt! Though let’s hope SEJ will survive any future top heavy update as they have lots of high quality content and authority in the niche. I must say, SEJ is one stand for all SEO Social Media and Digital Branding content πŸ™‚

  • David

    I really love the new look author bios!

    • Kelsey Jones

      Me too! Glad you like it David.

  • Jon Henshaw

    Looks great! Well done πŸ™‚

  • Brian Jackson

    Looking great guys! Keep up the good work. Finally SEJ looks good on my WP8 πŸ™‚

  • Dimitrios Maroulis

    Nice one… Congrats for your new “skin” and keep up for the good job πŸ™‚ It is more “catchy” your new look!

  • Alex Chaidaroglou

    It is one of those rare moments that users prefer the new look than the old one!

  • Keith Davis

    Love the new site.
    The mega menus are pretty classy, complete with images.

    A good looking modern site… nice one.

  • David McSweeney

    Clean, elegant, classy and easy to read. Like it.

  • Phil

    Nice clean look on a phone & ads aren’t intrusive. I likey.
    Only thing that struck me was the lack of a ‘go to top’ button – annoying on a phone when at the bottom of a page.

  • Nicole

    I actually prefer the old site! A little too much white for my taste. I feel like it needs something to break up the content areas from each other.

  • Rahat

    Definitely looking great, especially the mobile version of the site

  • Tim Dugan

    New design is nice n’ clean – I like it!

  • Jeric

    Quiet strange for me. There are more ads showing now compare to the previous SEJ.

  • Bruce Chant

    New site looks excellent SEJ! Great improvements

  • Moin Shaikh

    Looks a clutter at first sight, especially the top side loaded with ads interrupting the tiles. The ad box on the top right corner of the post tiles section clearly deters the experience. But yes i must appreciate the hard-work, the slick look is pretty cool and really really worth appreciating!

    Best wishes and congratulations on a new roll out πŸ™‚

  • Prashant Puri

    Love the new look, Kelsey ! Very cool !

  • Omkar Mishra (@CSharpDFlat)

    Love the Author Bios Kelsey..Something different πŸ™‚

  • Arun Kallarackal

    The revamped author bio is what I liked the most. It helps know more about the author. The design is good. No problem navigating around the site. That ad placed near the ‘you might also like these’ section could have been removed though. My little suggestion πŸ™‚

    Best of luck!

  • Megrisoft (@Megrisoft)

    I like the new look

  • Rakesh

    Navigation of category menu is much better than previous one.. Look Great πŸ™‚

  • Kashyap Joshi

    Hello Kelsey,
    The new design of SEJ is really awesome. But one thing I really like is the author’s bio section. Any reader of the SEJ can follow you on social media easily. It is really cool. I also want to add this feature on my blog. πŸ™‚

  • joe

    Homepage is aweful. Way too busy.

  • Shawn McConnell

    Very Nice to see a redesign, Clean and I am sure it will be more engaging as well.

  • Kelsey Jones

    Thanks for your feedback, everyone! I guarantee our team is reading every comment and taking it into consideration.

  • Razvan Gavrilas

    much better. here are a few of the remarks:

    1. Links are almost invisible now in the posts due to their color and style. Totally not user friendly.
    2. Kind of heavy on ads.

    The rest looks cool. Very “white-hat” style πŸ™‚