USA Today published an article last night named Got a search engine question? Ask Mr. Sullivan. Yea, you got that right, they wrote a whole article on the most respected, looked up to and most down to earth man in the search engine marketing community, Danny Sullivan. Here are some quotes;
Google's Matt Cutts considers Danny Sullivan's Search Engine Watch website "must reading." To Yahoo's Tim Mayer, it's simply the "most authoritative source on search."
When the world he writes about arrives at work in Silicon Valley, Sullivan has just finished dinner with his wife and two boys. He then retires to his den, parks himself in front of three computer monitors and spends the remaining evening hours trying to decipher the mystery of how online search engines rank listings.
He was born and raised in Newport Beach, Calif. After graduating from the University of California, Irvine, he spent a year in England, where he was hired by the BBC to type articles for reporters.
He met his future wife, Lorna, at the BBC. They married and moved back to California, where Sullivan worked at the Los Angeles Times and The Orange County Register in their graphics departments.
Then search came into his life. At the time, a friend had put up a website and couldn't make sense of how to be found in search listings. Sullivan tried to help him and was so successful, he went to work with his friend helping others with their sites.
Meanwhile, Lorna missed home, and Sullivan agreed to leave California behind for this village near her family. Chitterne is so small that it got high-speed Internet access only last year.
Well, I can't quote the whole article, read it all at USA Today.
This is just great for everyone in this community.
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