Danny Goodwin - The Search Community Honors You

Jan 19, 2018 - 7:27 am 2 by
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Danny Goodwin

This is part of the say something nice about an SEO/SEM series - feel free to nominate someone over here.

Danny Goodwin, lives with his wife in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has been writing about the industry for the past 10+ years or so. Now he is the Executive Editor of Search Engine Journal, founded by Loren Baker and has really helped grow that search property since he joined. Previously he was an editor at Search Engine Watch as well.

Danny is not always a name the industry is aware of and for some reason, I think he wants it that way. He literally has been in the industry, covering Google, Bing, and other search news for years. He has helped the industry mature and get smarter through not just his own writings but improving the writings of others. I believe, Search Engine Journal has given him the ability to truly shine and what he has done so far is awesome and I am looking forward to seeing what he does with it in the future.

The only bad thing about Danny is that he is technically a competitor. :P In all seriousness, it thrills me to see more and more blogs and content written about our industry. I get a real joy out of sharing and reading stories and articles from all sources and SEJ has always been a great source of such knowledge and more so with Danny leading those efforts.

Dave Davies nominated Danny and wrote:

I have known Danny since the days when he was the editor of Search Engine Watch (wow - that dates us both). The "why" of what prompts me to name him as someone who deserves special mention is that he doesn't ask for it but deserves it more than almost anyone I know.

He's a fairly quiet (with exception ;) ) man with a big heart. He listens and genuinely cares about the community and those around him. Whether it's providing advice on how we can get more from ourselves to just sitting across the table listening, he never seems to tire of lending his ear or aid to a friend.

Professionally I would be hard pressed to find anyone more dedicated to the success of others than him, and it's for this his name came first to my mind when I read of the opportunity to say something nice about someone in our field. I've found myself writing with Danny as my editor on two separate occasions and here's what I know ....

1 - He's happy to assist however he can, 2 - He'll put in extra effort for both the company he works for and the writers he works with to produce the best product possible, 3 - He puts in countless hours making others look good, 4 - He has a thankless job because of this.

He's pushed my career ahead and likely countless others and aside from that, is just a good guy with a great mind and an even better heart. He deserves thanks from many if not all in the community ... I'm happy to go first:

Thanks for all you do and have done Danny. It has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated.

Danny Goodwin Bio: Danny Goodwin is Executive Editor of Search Engine Journal. In addition to overseeing SEJ's editorial strategy and managing contributions from a team of 60+ industry experts, he also writes news and articles about SEO, PPC, social media marketing, content marketing. Danny has been a professional editor, writer, and ghostwriter in the marketing industry for 10 years, creating content for SMBs to global brands, spanning all things search and digital. He formerly was editor of Search Engine Watch.

Favorite thing about the SEO community? Two things: The passion. Everyone loves what they do. The community - it's very much like a family, but one you need to earn your way into. We may argue and have differences of opinion, but ultimately it all comes from a good place that is all about helping the industry move forward and helping people be found online.

One piece of advice to the SEOs out there? Listen to others. Soak in as much knowledge from as many smart people as you can. Even if you disagree with someone, you still might just learn something incredibly valuable.

Favorite things in general? Anything red velvet is pretty much impossible to resist. While editing/writing listening to rock/metal music is a must. When on vacation, I'm most likely in either DisneyWorld or Las Vegas. And I've watched the movies "Moneyball" and "GoodFellas" more times than I can count at this point.

What you want to be known for in the SEO space? Helping people become better writers. Providing a platform for smart people in the search/marketing industry to be heard and known. Helping SEOs/marketers do their jobs better.

You can learn more about Danny Goodwin at Search Engine Journal or check out his LinkedIn profile and follow him on Twitter.

This is part of the say something nice about an SEO/SEM series - feel free to nominate someone over here.


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