Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Danny Sullivan To Leave Search Engine Watch

I get back from a vacation to read this:
Moving on: Danny Sullivan is leaving his post as editor of the influential Search Engine Watch blog after ten years at the big desk. Sullivan launched the online discussion forum for all things search and then sold it to Jupitermedia in 1997, back when the company was still called Mecklermedia. According to a Monday entry on Sullivan's personal blog Daggle, the reason for his departure from SEW -- and most likely from leadership of the Search Engine Strategies conferences -- was a failed year-long negotiation over an equity stake in the future of SEW and SES, which Jupiter sold to Incisive Media last year. "I helped build both of those assets," Sullivan wrote. "Then I watched one company sell them to another without me having any formal capital stake in the sale. That left me wary of history repeating itself." Sullivan will take his leave of Search Engine Watch at the end of November and will officiate at the SES Chicago show in December. Possible future prospects include independent consulting and the continuation of the Daily Searchcast podcast on WebmasterRadio.FM, now at a new URL:

Damn what is next?

As I posted over at you will be sorely missed. You have an army of supporters that will help you out any way you need us.

I do not envy the person who has to attempt to fill your shoes....

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