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Newport Beach, Orange County
Founding Editor, SearchEngineLand.com

Founding Editor, @MarketingLand & @SEngineLand, covering Google, Facebook, Twitter, SEO, SEM & all things digital marketing, search marketing and search.

Widely considered a leading "search engine guru," Danny Sullivan has been helping webmasters, marketers and everyday web users understand how search engines work for nearly two decades.

Danny's expertise about search engines is often sought by the media, and he has been quoted in places like The Wall St. Journal, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Forbes, The New Yorker and Newsweek and ABC's Nightline.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Cub reporter on my campus paper.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Oh, yes!

How is social media changing news?

It's providing even faster access to the news and sources, with pros and cons for accuracy, along the way.

What I learned fundraising on Facebook & Twitter: We need donate buttons!

What I learned fundraising on Facebook & Twitter: We need donate buttons!
marketingland.com — This Sunday, I'm taking part in my first-ever charity ride to benefit the American Diabetes Association. Over the past week, I've been busy fundraising through social media. It's been eye-opening to discover how hard it can be to turn those likes and retweets into donations. What we really need are donation buttons.

Microsoft blocks Google Chrome & other browsers from Cortana in latest Windows 10 release

Microsoft blocks Google Chrome & other browsers from Cortana in latest Windows 10 release
searchengineland.com — Sorry, Google. You, Firefox, Opera and anyone else with a web browser that competes with Microsoft's Edge will no longer be able to work within Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant in Windows 10. Microsoft buried the news today in a blog post about Cortana's personalization of search results.

Google Honors Prince With Special Purple Rain Logo

Google Honors Prince With Special Purple Rain Logo
searchengineland.com — The unexpected death of music legend Prince has shocked so many around the world. Google's recognized his passing with a special purple rain "doodle," or Google's special logos are called. The doodle changes the colors of the Google logo to purple and is animated to look as if purple rain is falling, a tribute to Prince's famous song.

10 big changes with search engines over my 20 years of covering them

10 big changes with search engines over my 20 years of covering them
searchengineland.com — Today is my 20th anniversary of covering search and search engines. To mark the occasion, I wanted to reflect on some of the big changes that I've seen over the past two decades of covering the space.

Facebook talks VR at Facebook F8 keynote

Facebook talks VR at Facebook F8 keynote
marketingland.com — Hello from F8, Facebook's annual developers conference. It's time for the day two keynote. No one really knows what's going to be covered. Best bets are that it will related to Oculus and virtual reality. We'll know shortly. The keynote - and our liveblog of it - begin at 10am PT.

How I Sent Mark Zuckerberg flowers using a Facebook Messenger bot

How I Sent Mark Zuckerberg flowers using a Facebook Messenger bot
marketingland.com — Today at Facebook's F8 conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pitched bots within Messenger as the new apps, a universal way people will be able to conduct transactions such as sending flowers. To test this pitch, I decided to send him a bouquet using Messenger's new ability. And it worked!

Live blog: The Facebook F8 opening keynote

Live blog: The Facebook F8 opening keynote
marketingland.com — Hello from F8, Facebook's annual developers conference, where we're expecting news about how Facebook Messenger will gain support for publishers to push content, for businesses to serve customers with chatbots, perhaps more support for Facebook Live video and 360 video plus news about the Oculus virtual reality platform.

Opening Keynote At Build 2016, Microsoft's Annual Developer Event

Opening Keynote At Build 2016, Microsoft's Annual Developer Event
marketingland.com — Hello from San Francisco and Microsoft Build 2016! Build is Microsoft's big yearly gathering for developers. It begins today with an opening keynote likely to cover new developments with Windows, both desktop and on mobile devices. Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana will likely get some time.

Life With Google TV: My First Day Review & Impressions

Life With Google TV: My First Day Review & Impressions
searchengineland.com — Google TV has finally arrived, not just for pre-order but as an actual device you can get in a retail store. And so I did, hitting Best Buy yesterday and walking out with a Sony Blu-ray player that is Google TV-capable. Here are my impressions, after my first day - well, first evening - with Google TV.

How to see who has shared your content on Facebook

How to see who has shared your content on Facebook
marketingland.com — Wouldn't it be nice if you could easily see all the people mentioning your article, story or other content on Facebook, for free? Well, you can! The technique is simple. Search for the URL of your content on Facebook, using an iPhone. This won't work on tablets, desktop or with Android, that I've seen.
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May 02, 2016

RT @sengineland: Google sent 4.3 million messages to webmasters and saw 33% increase in clean-up efforts by @rustybrick selnd.com/26LOquNPop

May 02, 2016

@JoshConstine misread that as Bernie as the Ello of video & was trying to figure out the political analogy I thought you were making :)

May 02, 2016

So @Postmates just tried to deliver food to me rather than the millennials next door. This is how I’ve now discovered they deliver food.

May 02, 2016

If you want Marriott Marquis rooms during #SDCC last minute, $800 per night. Did CA Coastal Commission pay that? latimes.com/local/californ…

May 02, 2016

I know lobbying of California Coastal Commission is the big issue, but 23 rooms last minute ahead of @SD_Comic_Con? pic.twitter.com/gFjlokzuTl

May 02, 2016

RT @Marketingland: Digital video to become “more important than TV,” creative best practices emerging by @gsterling mklnd.com/26LyCrL

May 02, 2016

Remember, kids, the Conjoined Triangles of Success are all about compromise. Genius on @SiliconHBO #SiliconValley pic.twitter.com/DAcUdBCz2w

May 02, 2016

Look freaking out Hooli engineer, if you think it's a big job to alter your search algo, move over & let an SEO do it. #Sil#SiliconValley


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