Danny Sullivan Canned From SEW/SES – I Am Not Sad To See Him Go

by Jeremy Schoemaker on August 30, 2006 · 17 comments

I gotta say I never have been a big fan of the SEW blog posts (just seemed like rehashed news from other sites) and the forum traffic at SEW always seemed to be pretty weak compared to other forums. I said over at Matt Cutt’s Blog that I didnt really understand why Danny would get canned and I was quickly corrected that Danny was not “canned” but rather left on his own.

Well, where I come from when your employer chooses to let you go instead of giving you what you want we call that canned.

Anyway…. lets move on.

I have to say Danny Live is one of the brilliant out of the box speakers I have ever heard. Also he does an incredible job on Webmaster Radio every day doing the Daily SearchCast.

Why am I not sad to see Danny go?

I personally feel that Danny has been pained for a long time. When he sold the SES stuff in the late 90′s he really sold it pretty cheap (less then 1M) then still gave it his all. You can tell he put his heart and soul into the conferences but he really did not make crap from it. I think he has been feeling beaten like a dog for a long time.

Why the hell are people saying they are sad to see Danny go? Like he is going somewhere ? Currently I GUARANTEE Brett Tabke is licking his chops trying to score Danny and the corporate dollars that come with Danny to bring to Pubcon. Anyone else find it a little weird that Brett is all of a sudden linking to Danny’s blog from within WMW? What happen to the no blog linking policy…

Anyway, I would say best of luck to Danny, but it’s not about luck… it’s about talent. Danny reeks of talent and knowledge of this industry and he is not going anywhere.

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1 Barry Schwartz

Nice list. :)


Um, last time I checked, if they make you an offer, and you do not accept it, it’s not a canning, it’s choosing to leave.


It’s just like when a professional athlete becomes a free agency. He chose to leave instead of coming to agreement with the team.

Getting canned, where I come from, is when the company no longer wants you and says “kick rocks”. Getting canned isn’t a mutual thing.

4 ShoeMoney

o ya btw i stole the list from barry !!!!

5 Lee Odden

Very nice linkbait-ish post title. That comment about Brett is one of those things that makes you go hmmm.

6 Barry Schwartz

LOL Shoe – its cool, hopefully your readers were aware of my list anyway.

I disagree with your thoughts on this. But maybe I am too close to the situation.

Still love you anyway… :)

7 Hawaii SEO

Wow! I never realised how many times I’ve been “Canned” until now. (Almost 15 times!) I guess as long as my income increases or my life improves somehow every time I get canned it’s not that shameful.

8 webprofessor

Who’s Barry ?

9 John Andrews

Excellent post. Started controverial, controlled it, threw in some credibility (btw, Danny’s blog is not a blog, it’s a FAQ!), and in the end, you’re suggesting what I feel is true – time for Danny to “arrive”. That’s how I slugged my own post on this.

10 chris boggs

you betta axe sumone!

oh wait, you just did. he is Barry Schwartz aka Rustybrick from SErountable.com and rustybrick.com.

11 SEOidiot

Thanks for that Shoe, great list by Barry… please tell him that its SEOidiot no space :) – you might need that for when you blogroll me lol

Great to see the outpouring of respect for Danny but he knows we will follow him wherever he goes (Unless its a karaoke bar!)

12 clint lenard

So he left SEW, correct? He didn’t get “canned”… right?

13 Christoph C. Cemper

Great point… just waiting for Danny to show up in Vegas in November :-)

now I actually also know why Danny was having so much fun at the SES Parties this year …


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