Search Engine Watch

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Overview and History of Search Engine Watch:
Search Engine Watch provides news and information about search engines and search engine marketing.
– Founded by Danny Sullivan in 1996.
– Sold to Mecklermedia in 1997 and later to Incisive Media in 2005.
– Rebecca Lieb became editor-in-chief in 2006.
– Acquired by Blenheim Chalcot in 2015.

Ownership and Key Figures:
– Owned by Blenheim Chalcot.
– Created by Danny Sullivan.
– Kamaljeet Kalsi is the Commissioning & Production Editor, ClickZ & Search Engine Watch.
– Natasha Prayag is the Head of Content.
Matt Cutts from Google considers Search Engine Watch a must-read.

Recognition and Authority:
– Tim Mayer from Yahoo considers Search Engine Watch the most authoritative source on search.
– Googles Matt Cutts has called Search Engine Watch a must-read.
– Well-regarded by industry professionals.
– Provides valuable insights and analysis.
– Trusted source for search engine-related information.

Changes in Ownership and Leadership:
– Danny Sullivan founded Search Engine Watch in 1996.
– Sold to Mecklermedia in 1997.
– Incisive Media acquired the website and conference series in 2005.
– Danny Sullivan left in 2006.
– Rebecca Lieb became editor-in-chief in the same year.

Related Content and References:
– See also: List of search engines and Pay per click.
– References: About Us (Search Engine Watch), The Crumbs You Leave Behind (The New York Times), Stepping Down From Search Engine Watch (Incisive Medias ClickZ, SES & Search Engine Watch Acquired By Blenheim Chalcot), Got a search engine question? Ask Mr. Sullivan (, Official website (Search Engine Watch).

Search Engine Watch (SEW) provides news and information about search engines and search engine marketing.

Search Engine Watch
Available inEnglish
OwnerBlenheim Chalcot
Created byDanny Sullivan
EditorKamaljeet Kalsi (Commissioning & Production Editor, ClickZ & Search Engine Watch), Natasha Prayag (Head of Content)
Launched1996; 28 years ago (1996)

Search Engine Watch was started by Danny Sullivan in 1996. In 1997, Sullivan sold it for an undisclosed amount to Mecklermedia (now WebMediaBrands). In 2005, the website and related Search Engine Strategies conference series were sold to Incisive Media for $43 million. On November 30, 2006, Danny Sullivan left Search Engine Watch, after his resignation announcement on August 29, 2006. Rebecca Lieb was named editor-in-chief the following month.

In 2015, Incisive Media sold SES, Search Engine Watch, and ClickZ to Blenheim Chalcot.

Google's Matt Cutts has called Search Engine Watch "a must read." Yahoo's Tim Mayer has said that it is the "most authoritative source on search."

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