Danny Sullivan has announced on his personal blog that he is leaving Search Engine Watch in December. Also, he will no longer be hosting the Search Engine Strategies conferences. Apparently, he had some differences with Incisive Media, which acquired SEW from Jupitermedia last year.
I was concerned about moving forward with Incisive, however. I’m far from the only reason behind the success of SEW and SES, but I’ve played a major role. I helped build both of those assets. 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. I wasn’t going to help this new company grow the business out of the sheer kindness of my heart.
Well, no matter what Danny decides to do, I am sure the search engine marketing community will support him. Too bad for SEW; the site could really lose some readership because of Danny’s departure.