Tag Archives: Search Engine Industry News

SEO, Gerald Weber, aka Gman, Suddenly Passed Away At Age 44

I am sad to report that Gerald Weber, aka Gman, an SEO many of you know, has passed away suddenly on Friday, October 27, 2017. He was incredibly young, only 44 years old...

Say Something Nice About An SEO/SEM

As time goes on, it is inevitable that we lose important people in the search industry - that is life. But too often we are too late to express our gratitude to those people during their living years...

The Search Community Lost The Father Of Link Building, Eric Ward, aka Link Moses

Before there was a term called link building, heck, before there was "SEO" - Eric Ward was doing link building. There was a reason he was referred to as Link Moses...

Danny Sullivan Joins Google Today: Will It Help The Search Community?

While I was offline, my search mentor, Danny Sullivan announced he has accepted a job offer to work at Google. I'll be 100% honest, I did not see that coming, in fact...

Michelle Robbins & Ginny Marvin: Search Engine Land’s New Leads

With all my focus around the negative news (which I tend to focus on a lot) with Danny leaving and Matt McGee leaving Search Engine Land as well - the amazing news around the new leaders of Search Engine Land have somewhat got brushed under the rug...

Is The SEO Industry Doomed With So Many Departures Recently?

In the past couple months or so, we had some significant departures of key personalities from the SEO industry. First with Danny Sullivan retiring, then with the news around Rand Fishkin leaving Moz and then Matt McGee leaving Search Engine Land...

Webmaster Lost Everything Over Google Ranking Spammy Content?

I just read a really sad message in the ongoing WebmasterWorld thread from a webmaster nicknamed browndog. This user shared that she has lost everything over Google ranking spammy, low quality content...

Matt McGee Is Also Leaving The Search Industry

Matt McGee has announced and posted on Twitter he is leaving the search industry, including Third Door Media and its properties, Search Engine Land, Marketing Land and MarTech Today.

After 9 yrs...

Rand Fishkin To Leave Moz, The SEO Company He Founded

By now, most of you heard the news that Rand Fishkin is transitioning out of Moz, the company he founded 16 years ago. I've known Rand since 2005 or so, when he and I were moderators back at some old SEO forums...

Danny Sullivan, The Father Of The Search Industry, To Step Away From Search

By now, most of you heard the news that Danny Sullivan is stepping away from covering the search industry after 21 years of devoted service to our industry. He told me the news several months ago and I'll be honest...