Danny Sullivan announced that he was leaving search engine watch this week. The main reason was that Incisive Media, the owner weren’t letting him share in the wealth he was creating for them. This is a major blow for Incisive because, although Danny has built up a great team he is the soul of Search Engine Watch and the Search Engine Strategies conferences. It will be interesting to see how the site and conferences go without him. This will depend somewhat on what Danny does with any alternative conferences post SEW. SLI will definitely take a close look at participating in any conference he is involved with.

Recently I have been relying more and more on the daily searchcast to keep up with the search news. I’m pleased to hear Danny is going to continue doing the searchcast after he leaves.