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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Sullivan Leaves Search Engine Watch

I’m sad to hear Danny Sullivan will depart as head of Search Engine Watch, and the Search Engine Strategies conferences (see Danny’s profile in USA Today). SEW was probably the first website ever exclusively covering search news, and to this day it maintained its role as one of the most important sites on search. Everyday I check SEW for search news, and I know many of you do, too.

I didn’t quite understand the reasons why Danny left, but it sounds like Incisive, the company who currently owns SEW, didn’t really understand how important Danny is for the site; maybe they didn’t pay enough, or they didn’t respect him enough, or they didn’t give him enough responsibility in major decisions – or maybe a mixture of those three.

Gary Price also left SEW a while ago. But the site and blog will go on, I’m sure (people like Barry Schwartz or Chris Sherman are doing a great job), and I expect new ventures for Danny. He’ll be continuing the Daily SearchCast, and perhaps, a book is on the horizon. Good luck Danny!

[Thanks Carlos Duarte. Photo via Abondance.]


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