Although we’ve known about the news for over a month now, today was Chris Sherman’s last post for Search Engine Watch before he moves over to join Danny Sullivan, Barry Schwartz and company at Search Engine Land. Sherman’s departure is significant to me, as I fondly recall his days with About.com as the Web Search Guide or some such title.
In the not-always-so-subtle world of online politics, Danny has managed to carve out a big chunk of Search Engine Watch and put together a comprehensive group of sites to cover not just blogging, but also webcasts/webinars at Search Marketing Now and a new conference series under the name Search Marketing Expo.
I wish Danny, Barry, Chris and the team they’ve put together (more info here) all the best of luck (as if luck has anything to do with their individual and pooled talents LOL), but I also hope that Search Engine Watch manages somehow to recover from what I know must seem like an insurmountable challenge in filling the holes left from all of this. Let’s hope they succeed in bringing in some new talent to help out those still manning the desks, and multiply the sources we all have for breaking news and insightful posts.
Search Engine Watch will remain on my list of must-reads … all that has changed for me is more to read and since it is the season, the more the merrier!