Kelsey Jones | Women in Search

Kelsey has been in SEO since 2008 and loves growing with the industry as it continues to develop best practices. She loves helping small businesses get more customers and writing website copy that not only converts, but gives businesses the best chance at getting found via search.


Kelsey Jones is a writer and search/social media marketing consultant. When she’s not helping clients with their marketing and content, she is the executive editor of Search Engine Journal and author of The Complete Guide to Snapchat Marketing as well as How to be Awesome at Social Media Giveaways.

She has written for and worked with brands like Yelp, Gazelle, HeyWire, Under Armour, and Mizuno.

Kelsey’s columns have been published on Search Engine Land, Marketing Land, BlogHerald, SEMRush, ToDoist, and more.

Additionally, Kelsey’s blog posts have also been syndicated on Business2Community and Social Media Today.

Speaker at PubCon Las Vegas 2014, 2015

2014 and 2015 U.S. Search Awards Judge

Speaker at 2015 SEJ Summits in London, Chicago, and NYC

Headlining Speaker at the September 2014 KC Search Engine Marketing Association event: “Content Marketing: Editorial Management for Blogging”

One of the hosts for Search Engine Journal’s Marketing Nerds podcast

Presenter for Search Engine Journal’s Marketing ThinkTank webinar series

Interviewer for Search Engine Journal’s YouTube channel, interviewing Jenny Halasz, Ira Kates, Rhea Drysdale, Kate Morris, and more.

Presenter at Online Marketing Institute’s 2014 LEARN: The Integrated Agency & Brand Marketer Summit: “Fundamentals of Vine, Snapchat, and Pinterest“

Named #20 in the Top 40 Digital Strategists in Marketing for 2014 by Online Marketing Institute

Top 5% Kred Influencer

Presenter at Online Marketing Institute’s 2013 LEARN: Digital and Social Media Strategies: “Crafting Genuine Content Marketing Strategies That Get Results“

Table Discussion Leader at 2013 Non-Profit Solutions Conference: “How to Promote Your Organization With Pinterest”

Speaker at Search Marketing Expo (SMX) East 2012

Named 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Yelp Elite

Survey Participant in SEOMoz 2010 Survey of the Search Marketing Industry

Finalist in the 2010 Sam-E Good Mood Blogger Contest

Finalist in Charlie Sheen’s 2011 Social Media Intern Search – in the Top 50 of over 74,000 applicants

Featured Speaker at the 2010 NCHELP Knowledge Symposium. Topic was: “Using Social Media to Reach Your Target Audience”