Third Door Media is currently looking for a Deputy Editor to help drive its industry-leading coverage for Search Engine Land. The Deputy Editor supports the Editor-in-Chief with the day-to-day editorial management of Search Engine Land, which includes tasks such as story planning, staff assignment management and editing. The Deputy Editor is also a high-volume reporter who creates news and feature copy daily for the brand. Search Engine Land is synonymous with SEO and SEM, so we're looking for someone who has either covered those topics extensively for a media brand, or has worked as a professional search marketer and has solid editorial chops. This is a remote position.
Search engines that aren't Google rarely have much that's interesting to offer to the average consumer. But Omnity, a new search engine aimed at researchers -- or even just students doing their homework -- offers some glimmers of something new that make it worth taking notice. Search, as we know it, is ripe for some sort of change, after all. Google is certainly working to bake search more fully into our cars, phones and other devices. Specialized search engines -- for flights, places to stay, even .gifs
A few days ago, the news emerged that Chinese search engine Sogou (搜狗) is aiming to raise up to $585 million in a U.S. Initial Public Offering. Sogou, which is owned by internet company Sohu, Inc., announced the terms for its proposed IPO on Friday. The news has caused a stir among those keeping an eye on the Chinese tech space, as Sogou is backed by Chinese tech giant Tencent, the company behind the hugely popular messaging apps WeChat and QQ. But for those of us who might not be up on the state of search in China, what do you need to know about Sogou, and how does its IPO play into the wider search landscape? And could there be any potential knock-on effects for the rest of the industry?