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Search Engine Land Awards Judges

As part of our ongoing commitment to the highest editorial standards, our awards program proudly upholds the strictest submission criteria in the industry. Our scoring process is weighted objectively to avoid bias and places an emphasis on verifiable results, innovation, and best practices. 

Only the Search Engine Land editorial staff (and independent contractors of our parent company) are responsible for the primary task of reviewing and scoring all of the campaign focused categories, adhering to strict confidentiality standards in order to maintain the privacy of sensitive data.

Finally, sponsorship of the Search Engine Land Awards program or related SMX conference activities does not impact the outcome of the competition. 

2020 Advisory Board & Judges

  • Barry Schwartz, SEO Editor, Search Engine Land & Marketing Land
  • Carolyn Lyden, Director of Search Content, Search Engine Land & Search Marketing Expo
  • George Nguyen, Editor, Search Engine Land
  • Kelly Cooper, Director of Growth Marketing, Moz
  • Mike Henderson, CMO, Surety Bonds
  • Brad Geddes, Adwords Workshop Presenter, Search Marketing Expo & Co-Founder, AdAlysis
  • Matt Van Wagner, Paid Search Session Coordinator, Search Marketing Expo & President, Find Me Faster