Chris Sherman

Chris Sherman (@CJSherman) is a Founding editor of Search Engine Land and is now retired.

Customer & Digital Experience

Spotify acquires Parcast storytelling podcast studio

Spotify announced Tuesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Parcast, a storytelling-driven podcast studio. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “The addition of Parcast to our growing roster of podcast content will advance our goal of becoming the world’s leading audio platform,” said Dawn Ostroff, Spotify Chief Content Officer. Parcast […]

Digital Transformation

Google News Initiative’s Realtime Content Insights for publishers now live

The Google News Initiative is a year-old set of efforts intended to help evolve publishers’ digital business models, support news organizations through technology and strengthen online journalism. The initiative released four new tools Monday to help online publishers understand and segment their audiences with a subscription strategy in mind. Two of the tools are widely […]

Digital Transformation

Marketers cautiously experimenting with mobile AR

Most marketers have at least a passing familiarity with augmented reality (AR), an interactive experience where real-world objects are “enhanced” with digital overlays appearing on a mobile device or in specially equipped glasses. Silicon Valley based AR/VR/XR adviser Digi-Capital estimates that mobile AR could reach over two and a half billion installed base within 5 […]

Marketing Operations

Facebook on NYT data sharing report: We did nothing wrong

After today’s publication of an article in the New York Times detailing an investigation that uncovered more than 270 pages of Facebook’s internal documents and involved interviews with more than 60 people, Facebook and Microsoft are sharing their points-of-view about how they were portrayed. The New York Times report, which appeared in Dealbook in the business […]

Marketing Management

Here’s your exclusive insider look of SMX West

TL;DR: Here’s my epic 3,000-word preview of all the sessions, speakers and networking you’ll experience at SMX West. Read a little or read it all. Then register by 11:59pm Saturday, December 22 and save big with Early Bird rates. Search Engine Land’s SMX® West, the go-to event for search marketers, returns to San Jose January 30-31. […]

Marketing Management

Become a better search marketer in 2019 – the SMX West agenda is live

Serious marketers attend Search Engine Land’s SMX® West. Join us on January 30-31, 2019 for the latest SEO and SEM tactics in mobile-friendly indexing, Google’s new dynamic rendering, voice search, match types, Amazon ads, and so much more. The agenda is live and ready for you to explore: SEO Mobile First Indexing & Mobile Friendly SEO Google’s New […]

Marketing Management

Here’s a sneak peek at the SMX West 2019 agenda

I just met with the Search Engine Land editors to build out the agenda for SMX® West 2019 and I have to say, I think you’re going to love it. We reviewed more than 100 pitches from passionate search marketers like you and hand-crafted an agenda that delivers cutting-edge, actionable SEO and SEM tactics. Here’s an inside […]

Marketing Management

Here’s an exclusive insider look at SMX East

Search Engine Land’s SMX® East returns October 24-25. We’re bringing a revamped, updated agenda and more than 50 world-class speakers to NYC, and we can’t wait to see you there. If you’re involved in SEO, SEM, marketing, content, social media or any other customer-facing activity, you owe it to yourself (and your company or client’s […]

Digital Transformation

First look! Here’s what you can expect at SMX Advanced

SMX Advanced is unique in so many ways. It’s the premier experts-only conference programmed by the team at Search Engine Land, the publication of record for search marketers. It attracts the biggest group of the world’s most sophisticated marketers for three days of learning and sharing. And it celebrates search marketers with the largest and […]

Performance Marketing

Mastering social media advertising

Social media ads used to be the neglected stepchild of digital advertising. No longer: now there are sophisticated bidding tools, analytics and attribution solutions and advanced targeting options, among other features. If you’re a social media advertiser, are you taking full advantage of these tools? If not, or you’d like to step up your game, […]

Marketing Management

SMX West is coming! Here’s everything you need to know

Search Engine Land’s SMX® West is just five weeks away, and it’s shaping up to be an exceptional show. You can expect the quality content, speakers, networking activities and meals for which SMX events are famous. SMX West features three packed days exploring the marketing topics that matter most to professionals like you — SEO, […]

Marketing Management

The big SMX Advanced preview

Search Engine Land’s always sold-out SMX Advanced, the only search marketing conference designed exclusively for experienced search marketers, returns to Seattle June 12-14. Keep reading to find out what’s in store this year. Then register; fewer than 200 spots are left! New trends, new opportunities and new challenges Change is constant in search marketing. Opportunities emerge faster […]