Danny Sullivan, the best known and respected SEO in the world announced today that as of December 1st, 2006 he will leaving the home that he originally created www.searchenginewatch.com.

Why is Danny Leaving? The reasons for his departure are eloquently described on his blog in Danny’s straight forward and professional manner, which I highly recommend reading. The short version is that he and Incisive Media, the new owners of SearchEngineWatch (as of 2005) , were not able to come to an agreement on the terms of his contract renewal.

So what happens to Danny now? He doesn’t seem to know for sure but you can bet he will be wading through a herculean load of business proposals in short order. I only wish I had something to tempt him with but alas StepForth is a boutique SEO company without the vast resources to bring on such renown talent. Anyway, Danny Sullivan has noted that if he doesn’t work with someone else he may start his own company or conference business.

Whatever Danny does it is sure to be solid gold and although he is sure not to need it I would like to wish him the absolute best of wishes from everyone here at StepForth Search Engine Placement Inc.