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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, in conjunction with representatives from Google and Bing, 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. 

2019 Advisory Board & Judges

  • Ginny Marvin, Editor in Chief, Search Engine Land & Marketing Land
  • Greg Sterling, Contributing Editor, Search Engine Land & Marketing Land
  • Barry Schwartz, News Editor, Search Engine Land & Marketing Land
  • Detlef Johnson, Editor at Large, Search Engine Land & Marketing Land
  • Brad Geddes, Adwords Workshop presenter, Search Marketing Expo
  • Matt Van Wagner, Paid Search session coordinator, Search Marketing Expo
  • John Lee, Learning Strategist - Client Experience Design & Delivery - Bing Ads, Microsoft

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