This is a topic I’d likely be very biased about but I decided to cover it because if it was anotherr talking about the same thing, I’d probably cover that as well. In short, Danny Sullivan who is now at , is defending his reputation to the SEO community after joining again.
And by again, I mean again, because he said a while back linking” to seos content for eat resources>, and a limited number of SEOs saying this is “unethical.”
In short, a few SEOs feel it is unethical forto link to SEOs content because it might come across as vouching for the SEO or the agency a form of certification from . said no, it is just vouching for the specific article that SEO wrote. In any event, added a disclaimer to the link saying “Note: Links to the articles above are not endorsements of any particular SEO companies or services. We simply found the articles themselves to be helpful content on this topic.”
But some SEOs called out Danny as a different individual now that he joined. Here are those tweets:
The Danny Sullivan before he joinedis Danny Sullivan. I didn’t suddenly lose two decades of how I think. Kind of sad that’s the assumption. But hey, I get it.
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan)
Jenny, I’m the public liaison for search. I work for the search team, not our comms department. My role isn’t nor does it require me to defend. The only thing my role requires is for me to foster two way communication between and the general public.
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) Google. It in no way was to cause people to attack Jenny. She has a valid concern that reviewed and made changes because of.
I have known Danny pretty well for like 15 or so years. I am pretty sure ifpushed him to do something he didn’t think was right, or even if pushed him to do something that he didn’t think was right years before joining , he would have left long ago.
If there is anyone who cares about the SEO community and industry at, it is Danny.
And no, I did not have any private community with Danny about these tweets.