Danny Sullivan Articles

Associated Blogosphere Seeds Begin To Sprout
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I’ve been trying to coin phrases since I started this gig in 2005—fraugs (fraud blogs), googlings (Google nuts), spitter (Twitter spammer) etc.—and not a one has stuck except “hamsterbating,” which I didn’t actually create but was credited for in an online dictionary.

Is Google Just a Scapegoat for Newspapers?

WebProNews recently interviewed Search Guru Danny Sullivan and discussed several things including the newspaper industry and how it views Google as a threat. Do you think Google is the problem? Share your thoughts here.

Want to Get Your Google Profile Verified?
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Now that Google is putting Google Profiles in search results, you might want to consider getting verified. You have to go through a process to do this however.

"Should you get a verified name? Right now, it doesn’t influence whether your profile will rank better in profile results," says Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land. "But if you’re trying to convince people to trust that the page is really controlled by you, it probably makes sense."

Will Twitter Replace Google in Search?
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Has Google’s model of spidering and indexing web pages in an ordered list become obsolete? Is the old static model of search about to be replaced? Does a real-time online conversation (a la Twitter) make for a more relevant and compelling search experience? These are the questions that I recently posed to a group of search and Internet experts. To say that these guys know their stuff would be a complete understatement. It’s more like these are the professionals that have defined the modern science of search and search marketing. You’ll see what I mean when you read the quotes below.

Sullivan Calls Out Google’s Favorite Sons
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During a discussion on Sphinn, SearchEngineLand’s Danny Sullivan poses an interesting question: Does Google give automatic credit to A-list ventures in the search results?

Danny Sullivan Delivers SMX West Keynote

Danny SullivanThe SMX West conference began today, and Danny Sullivan, its co-chair and the editor-in-chief of Search Engine Land, gave the keynote to truly kick things off.  Sullivan took an all-inclusive look at the search industry, touching on current standings, trends, and also what he’d like to see happen.

Changes and Significance in Search: Looking Back on 2008
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I initially intended to piece together a retrospective article about the happenings in the search industry and SEO from throughout the year, based on our coverage of it., much like what I did with online video and online music. I quickly realized this would be a monumental task given that something like 90% of what we cover is search or SEO related.

Test Your Search Knowledge In New Contest

Do you think you are a Search Engine Marketing expert? If so, you will now have a chance to prove it.

Test Your Search Knowledge In New Contest

Marin Software along with Search Marketing Expo-SMX West has launched the Biggest Search Geek Contest.

SMX East: Keynote With Google’s Tim Armstrong

At todays keynote Tim Armstrong, President, Advertising and Commerce, North America, & Vice President – Google, spoke to Danny Sullivan about a variety of topics.

(Coverage of the SMX East conference will continue at WebProNews Videos.  Keep an eye on WebProNews for more notes and videos from the event this week.)

Danny Sullivan Wants Search Choice In Firefox
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The relationship between Google and Mozilla keeps the Firefox maker well-funded, but apparently relegates the option for Microsoft’s Live Search to one step away for consumers.

The Hottest Trends Of Internet Marketing

In internet marketing circles, there are a handful of names that pretty much everyone should recognize; Danny Sullivan, Dr. Ralph Wilson, and Larry Chase are among them.

What? You’ve never heard of Larry Chase?

Danny Sullivan Downgrades Ask.com To Irrelevance

In his look at a possible search industry future with Google and Microsoft baying like hounds at each other, longtime observer Sullivan suggested Ask.com simply won’t matter in the future.

SMX Social Media, April 22-23

For Internet marketers trying to reach the unique audiences at social media sites such as Facebook, Digg, Reddit, and Stumbleupon, the place to be on April 22 and 23 is Long Beach, California, for the SMX Social Media conference.

SMX Social Media was established by Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan, who has been the go-to guy for Internet and search engine marketing for over a decade. He has a reputation for producing quality shows that deliver useful, timely information to attendees, some of whom even begin implementing his ideas during breaks in the conference.

Blended or Universal Search?

Michael and I had the opportunity to attend the SMX (Search Marketing Expo) last week in sunny Santa Clara, CA.

Reasons to Go to SMX

As many of you already know, last year Danny Sullivan and Chris Sherman kicked off the Search Marketing Expo (SMX).

The conference series started with SMX Advanced in Seattle and it was a hit. Compared to most conferences, people actually came away learning new information as well as actually being happy with conference food for the first time (no more boxed lunches).

Ways To Recover Your Online Reputation

It has been an interesting week for blogger faux pas. Search Engine Land found itself taking flak for it’s sensational post about obtaining links from Wired’s wiki.

Danny Apologizes to Wired and SEO Community
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Danny Sullivan (a.k.a. The Godfather to those of us in the SEO realm) messed up, kind of.

In a post he OK’s for the Search Engine Land a couple days ago titled, "Get A Free Link From Wired" they basically outline how to get yourself a free link on the wired.com site. I especially love the "don’t be too evil" note which implies that some amount of evil is OK.

Nofollow and Wikis

There is no such thing as a free link.  No matter what the person who is selling you it tells you.  And the web will always adapt to make it so.  Even if its hard work.

Barry Schwartz posted Get A Free Link From Wired today on an SEO blog, noting that:

Wired Dubs Search Engine Land A Spammer

Ross Mayfield took umbrage to Barry Schwartz creating a page on Wired’s How To Wiki and pointing the page to Search Engine Land.

SphinnCon Heading To Jerusalem

Danny Sullivan’s Search Engine Land will debut a half-day conference format, SphinnCon, in Jerusalem, Israel on February 5th.

Cutts, Sullivan Weigh In On Paid Links
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The wild debate about Google’s increasingly hardline stance against paid links looks like Wimbledon, with Matt Cutts taking on Rich Skrenta, while Danny Sullivan volleys against Michael Gray.