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Newport Beach, Orange County
Founding Editor, SearchEngineLand.com
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Founding Editor, @MarketingLand & @SEngineLand, covering Google, Facebook, Twitter, SEO, SEM & all things digital marketing, search marketing and search.

Danny Sullivan's Biography

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.

Danny began covering ...

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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.

Here's Why Those Snapchat Snapcode "Ghosts" Are Invading Twitter Profiles

marketingland.com — Snapchat Snapcode "ghosts" are popping up all over Twitter profiles, and it's likely to get worse in the coming days. Don't know what a Snapchat ghost is or why someone does this? Come along, and I'll explain all.

Snapchat Mobile Chat & Messaging App

Aug 25, 2015

Here's Why Those Snapchat Snapcode "Ghosts" Are Invading Twitter Profiles marketingland.com/library/snapch… — Seeing ghosts? My explainer.

Trust, Authority & Search Rankings

searchengineland.com — If search engines can decide to trust links or social accounts, can they learn to trust websites? Absolutely. Many SEOs believe that site trust plays a big role in whether a site will succeed or fail from a search perspective. Is your site an authority?

Why I'm Wrong About These Things That Are Wrong With @Instagram

marketingland.com — This year marked a return for me to Instagram, where my account had largely been dormant. I've greatly enjoyed my time on the service, but I find several things maddening. Here's what I see wrong with the Instagram, despite it's great success.
Aug 18, 2015

Must read, constructive rant by @dannysullivan: Why I'm Wrong About These Things That Are Wrong With Instagram mklnd.com/1URDox9

Aug 19, 2015

7 Things I Wish Instagram Would Fix, From Regramming To Allowing Links marketingland.com/instagram-wron… -- got more things to add to my list?

Aug 19, 2015

RT @getmwi: Allowing links would be a game changer for @Instagram! What features do you wish IG would add? mklnd.com/1hpwmSf via @Marketingland

Is Google Experimenting With Bringing Twitter Into Desktop Search Results?

searchengineland.com — In May, Google began showing Twitter listings within its mobile search results within the US. Now it looks like those might be coming to desktop and beyond the US. The folks at Conductor tipped Search Engine Land to Twitter integration showing up in Google's desktop results in the UK.

The Alphabet of Google+ Direct Connect

searchengineland.com — A new feature of Google+ is Google+ Direct Connect, where typing the name of a company preceded by a + symbol will make that company's Google+ Page appear as a suggestion in the search box, in the right circumstances. Who are the lucky few, so far?

“Yes, We Still Love Google+” Says Outgoing Google CEO Larry Page

marketingland.com — CEO Larry Page may be soon leaving the Google building, but even as he dreams of running Alphabet, Page still found time to express some love for the oft-maligned Google+. In comments on Page's Google+ post about the forthcoming Alphabet, he was asked if he and cofounder Sergey Brin still loved Google+.

Alphabet | Marketing Land

marketingland.com — From funny to insightful to just plain interesting, the tech industry took to Twitter today to comment on the news that Google is now a part of... As subsidiary, Google retains divisions of search, ads, Android, YouTube, apps and more. It also gains a new CEO, Sundar...

Could Alphabet's Hidden Link To Hooli Get It Banned In Google?

searchengineland.com — Alphabet, the new company planned to eventually absorb Google, Alphabet, might be off on the wrong foot with its soon-to-be subsidiary. It turns out that Alphabet is already violating Google's guidelines against search spam. It's unlikely Alphabet will suffer any serious penalty, given the violation is apparently part of a joke.
Aug 11, 2015

RT @sengineland: Irony Alert: Could Alphabet’s Hidden Link To Hooli Get It Banned In Google? by @dannysullivan selnd.com/1humoP6

Aug 10, 2015

RT @sengineland: Irony Alert: Could Alphabet’s Hidden Link To Hooli Get It Banned In Google? by @dannysullivan selnd.com/1IABtY9

Aug 10, 2015

RT @sengineland: Irony Alert: Could Alphabet’s Hidden Link To Hooli Get It Banned In Google? by @dannysullivan selnd.com/1IABtY9

Aug 11, 2015

RT @jrstahl: Cute. Could Alphabet’s hidden link to Hooli get It banned In Google? searchengineland.com/alphabet-hidde…

Google Absorbed Into New "Alphabet" Conglomerate Run By Larry Page & Sergey Brin

marketingland.com — Google's been acquired. Its new owner is called Alphabet, a palace coup pulled off by Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Page becomes CEO of the new Alphabet; Brin his president and Sundar Pichai, formally senior vice president of products at Google, takes over as Google CEO.
Aug 10, 2015

RT @Marketingland: Google Absorbed Into New “Alphabet” Conglomerate Run By Larry Page & Sergey Brin by @dannysullivan mklnd.com/1DIgLqn

Aug 10, 2015

Google goes old school SEO, decides renaming itself Alphabet will help it rank better :) marketingland.com/google-alphabe…

Aug 10, 2015

RT @dannysullivan: Despite YouTube having its own CEO, it stays part of Google not Alphabet marketingland.com/google-alphabe…

Aug 10, 2015

Android also remains part of Google rather than being spun-out as unit under Alphabet marketingland.com/google-alphabe…

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Aug 28, 2015

Despite reading this good @iMore article, don't get why I'd want Photo Stream also going if use iCloud Photo Library imore.com/icloud-photo-l…

Aug 28, 2015

Couldn't read the pages of fine print. Can we screenshot & talk about what's in the iOS 9 beta?

Aug 28, 2015

@mandaarp well, I talked with them about this two years ago. Still waiting, so I'm not getting my hopes up

Aug 28, 2015

Secret to surviving Deathclaw attack in #FalloutShelter is fill two 2nd level rooms w/ heavily armed dwellers. Let all die in 1st; 2nd holds

Aug 28, 2015

@mattcutts or just go with one? That would totally be Google. It's way better. But both mix all my work screenshots with family stuff ugh


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