Search Engine Land vs. Search Engine Watch

SEM,SEO by on January 2, 2007 at 7:10 am


An editor at SEW pointed out that I wasn’t comparing apples to oranges. He’s absolutely right – I’ve had the wrong SEW RSS feed in my reader for some time now. Their blog is far better:

I hate posts that aren’t fully researched – this was a little embarrassing…


It is clearer than ever that Danny Sullivan was the driving force behind SEW – allowing him to leave (and start a competitor!) was a huge mistake. Here is an example of the last few headlines to float across my RSS reader since Jan 1:

Search Engine Land:

Now look at the single post since the New Year from Search Engine Watch:

There is just no competition.


  1. knewcomb — January 4, 2007 @ 7:08 pm

    While I certainly wouldn’t disagree with you about Danny being the driving force behind SEW, I wanted to point out that you’re making an apples-to-oranges comparison here. The feed you’re looking at from SEW is our SearchDay feed, which only includes the one article/day that goes in our newsletter.

    A more accurate comparison would be with our blog (, feed here ( That’s where we post the majority of stories.

    Now if you want to compare those two and still say there’s no competition, that’s your prerogative, but at least give us a fair shake.

    Kevin Newcomb, SEW News Editor

  2. davenaff — January 6, 2007 @ 10:06 pm

    Great point. I’ve had the SEW feed in my reader for so long that I didn’t even realize it wasn’t the true ‘content feed. I’ve updated my post.

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