Tag Archives: Search Engine Industry News

Search Community Is Heart Broken Over Matt Cutts Wife Passing Away

Matt Cutts posted on his personal blog some terrible personal news that explained his wife passed away this week. Matt never mentioned his wife by name…

Rand Fishkin Has Now Left Moz, Starts SparkToro

We knew this day was coming, he announced he was leaving the company he founded with his mother and that day has come. He posted about it last night on his new company blog…

The Search Community Mourns The Loss Of Jill Sampey

Jill Sampey has passed away on Saturday, February 17th. It comes to a shock to everyone who knows her. She was the most smiley…

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…