As a blogger for them, I like this change. I like it a lot. It reflects both the way that the search industry is growing up, and the fact that many ‘search’ professionals have talents beyond a tiny niche. As a non-SEO I was feeling that perhaps my time had run as a blogger there, but have found a renewed enthusiasm, and can’t now wait for my next deadline!
Editor Bas van den Beld is a very smart cookie, surrounded by an energetic organising team – and nice with it. I wish him – and State of Digital – the very best of luck, and can only offer huge congratulations for what I think is a really positive move.
Meanwhile, Nichola Stott, another State of Search blogger and the person I co-founded SEO PR Training with, won a couple of Wirehive Awards last night.
At a glittering ceremony in Guildford Cathedral, with an amazing magician who – I kid you not – broke my wine glass and fixed it, AND pushed a bottle through a wooden table, Nichola’s agency, theMediaFlow, won a well deserved ‘Best use of Search’ and ‘Fastest Growing Agency over three years’.
Congratulations to both Bas and to Nichola. Champagne anyone?