Quo Vadis Author Rank? The Present and Future of Author Authority in Search

You keep saying AuthorRank but I do not think you know what it means

UPDATED 20 May 2014: See the "Matt Cutts: Author Rank Comes Into Play" section below for a new statement from a Google representative. *   *   *   *   * Danny Sullivan: You say you are not using anything like an AuthorRank now. Why not use "AuthorRank" in the future? Would it not add value? Amit Singhal: Possibly it could. (Laughter, but Amit says no more about it). That exchange between Danny … [Read more...]

Danny Sullivan Shares What He Has Learned About Hummingbird

Hummingbird is a search engine rewrite

Some of the discussions in this Hangout on Air event were just priceless. It took place at 4 PM ET yesterday, and Danny shares some fantastic stuff on Hummingbird, social signals in search, and more. The following link will take you to my post on Google Plus about the event, and this contains the full video. One part that I want to highlight in this post is the discussion on Hummingbird. Here is a … [Read more...]

Danny Sullivan on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Social and Search

Published: August 8, 2011 Key Interview Points In this interview with Danny, we delve deeply into Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Social signals in search, and the value of a holistic approach to Internet marketing. There was just too much in this one for me to summarize everything in the key interview points below, so consider these a bit of a teaser for the good stuff you will find within this … [Read more...]

Danny Sullivan Interview

Danny Sullivan and I recently spoke about a variety of search industry related topics. We started by talking about Search Engine Land, Search Marketing Expo (SMX), Search Marketing Now, and Sphinn. Then we spent time covering the state of the search marketing industry and whether or not any player out there can hope to challenge Google's dominance in the near future. This included a discussion of the … [Read more...]

Search Marketing Expo Announced

And finally, the other pieces fall into place. The team at SearchEngineLand.com has announced their Search Marketing Expo conference and Search Marketing Now webcast series. The list of non-surprises continues! The grand master of search engine conferences, Danny Sullivan, has announced a new series of conferences, known as Search Marketing Expo. Can you spell instant success? Without a doubt, this will … [Read more...]

Danny Sullivan’s Future

So the news is finally out. Danny Sullivan, Barry Schwartz, and Chris Sherman are going to operate a new web site that provides search news, known as Search Engine Land. Congratulations to the three of you. This will soon be the most read web site in the SEO world. In addition, Danny will continue to manage and operate the SES events through 2007, on behalf of Incisive Media. … [Read more...]