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Danny Sullivan

Newport Beach, Orange County
Founding Editor — Marketing Land, Search Engine Land

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.

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.

Clinton wins @Grubhub "debate" as diners cast votes with #ImWithHer & #ImWithHim discount codes

marketingland.com — The hungry have voted, and they're with Hillary Clinton having won the first US presidential debate this week. That's according to an innovative promotion by food delivery service Grubhub that gave people discounts for sharing who they felt won. Those placing orders on Monday night were invited to share "Which side do you crave?"

Allo: Google again moves deckchairs on its sinking Titanic in the messaging wars

marketingland.com — Hey! Google has a new messaging app out today called Allo. Pity I can't send you a text message about it. Allo can't handle that, which is a core failing out-of-the-box. It's a failing Google can't afford with yet another messaging app. I am a long-time Google messaging app user.

There's no Google Search widget for the iOS 10 Search screen: why that matters

searchengineland.com — iOS 10 has made widgets much more noticeable than in past releases. That's an opportunity for Google to regain some search attention in Apple's mobile operating system. However, Google's still not taking advantage of this. Widgets - think of them as mini-applications that you don't have to open to interact with - aren't new to iOS.

Lack of courage: How Apple still sucks up to carriers, a preorder fail story

medium.com — Here's a question I'd love to see Apple answer more than why it found the " courage " to remove that damn headphone jack. Why can't it sell me and others a phone without demanding us to choose a carrier, especially when that's no longer necessary?

How many days has it been since the last Google Penguin Update?

searchengineland.com — The Google Penguin Update is a filter designed to help Google combat severe forms of spam in its search results. This page tells you how long it has been since the last Penguin Update, which is helpful for those hoping to escape the penalty. Penguin operates on a periodic basis.

Google launches "In Apps," a way to find content within apps on Android

searchengineland.com — Google has announced a new way to locate content within apps, for those using Android phones. "In Apps" is a new search tab that allows this, within Android's Google app. Google shared the news on its Inside Search blog today, along with an illustration of how it works: Currently, Google says the feature works with Gmail, Spotify and YouTube.

WeFollow - New Twitter Directory From Kevin Rose

searchengineland.com — One of the problems with Twitter is knowing who to follow in particular areas. Now Kevin Rose has launched WeFollow, a nice directory of people organized into categories. It's not perfect, but it's a great start and well worth visiting. At the site, you'll see the top five people in popular categories such as celebrity, music and news.

After complaints, Google lets any publisher apply to have “Critic reviews” of local businesses

searchengineland.com — Want to have your "critic review" of a local business perhaps appear in relation to it within Google search? Today, Google's announced that any publisher can apply to participate. Last year, Google launched the "Critic reviews" feature for movies, TV shows and books.

Microsoft Makes $45 Billion Bid To Buy Yahoo

searchengineland.com — Microsoft is to bid $31 per share to Yahoo's board of directors to purchase the company, a deal potentially worth $45 billion. Below, more details, some history, and analysis. We'll also keep updating this story, and we'll have a separate post linked from this when the conference call starts.

Google's Facebook Competitor, The Google+ Social Network, Finally Arrives

searchengineland.com — Google's long expected second shot at taking on Facebook in the social networking space has arrived in the form of the Google+ Project. It has some interesting twists on the social networking model but is far from a Facebook-killer. The terrible name is a bad start. Google+? Google+!
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Sep 30, 2016

RT @Marketingland: Clinton wins @Grubhub “debate” as diners cast votes with #ImWithHer & #ImWithHim discount codes by @dannysullivan https:…

Sep 30, 2016

@BDF331 in played a little message from fsociety :)

Sep 30, 2016

RT @Marketingland: Grubhub’s CMO creates organizational agility to collect diners’ real-time presidential preferences by @NadineDietz1 https://t.co/06CJJMILtT

Sep 30, 2016

RT @Marketingland: PullString launches all-purpose intelligent conversation platform by @xBarryLevine  http://mklnd.com/2dbx7BL 

Sep 30, 2016

So if you're on @JetBlue 14 from LGB to JFK right now & find my iPad in the seat back pocket of 3A, I'd love to get it back :)

Sep 29, 2016

@TheWrightJason yeah, my boys were telling me. i was like, nah, we don't need to know. but I'll probably weaken. the #forcefriday is strong

Sep 29, 2016

"You don't have any Moments yet." So sad sounding .But Twitter, I would, if you'd also enable the actual @TwitterMoments creation option :) https://t.co/ieRn0BWXFV

Sep 29, 2016

@delwilliams @NMAAHC I was happy to see it open. Looking forward to visiting myself next time I get to DC.

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