Name The Search Engine Land Gossip Column!

Next week, Search Engine Land’s gossip column launches. OK, so it’s less gossip of the Valleywag style and more about "movers and shakers" and rumors stuff. Who is moving where? Who has already gone? What’s about to be launched that everyone’s trying to keep quiet?

We wanted to have a fun, good-spirited column to cover these types of tidbits. It’s going to run twice per month to begin, compiled by a columnist whose identity shall remain secret.

Searchwag? Nah. Sure, it might be fun linkbait to get Valleywag’s Nick Denton to come after us for using that name. But we’re looking for something unique. Got the perfect name? Drop it in the comments below. Also say when you’d like to see this column. Mondays? Wednesdays? Fridays? What’s the best day for this type of thing?

And got tips? Get thee to the contact form and use the All Editors option. Give us your email, and we’ll keep it secret. Otherwise, just put in and we’ll know you want to keep it on the SearchQT.

Postscript: GANG! Don’t use the contact form to send column name suggestions. Put them in the comments below. Use the form to email us story tips for the column itself :)

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About The Author: is a Founding Editor of Search Engine Land. He’s a widely cited authority on search engines and search marketing issues who has covered the space since 1996. Danny also serves as Chief Content Officer for Third Door Media, which publishes Search Engine Land and produces the SMX: Search Marketing Expo conference series. He has a personal blog called Daggle (and keeps his disclosures page there). He can be found on Facebook, Google + and microblogs on Twitter as @dannysullivan.

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  • Everett

    Search Scoundrel
    Search Dirt
    SEM Swim

    I’d like to see it come out on Saturdays.

  • Brian Clark

    AlgoRHYTHM — Movers and Shakers in Search

  • Brian Clark

    Search Party — who’s making the scene in search

  • Hodge

    Search Highlights and Lowdowns
    Search Highs and Lows
    Reality Search
    Search This!
    The Search Alternative
    The Search Gutter
    The Search Rag
    The Search Eye
    The Search Dish

    Fridays might be good.

  • kid disco

    I think it would be a fun Friday piece.

    Gossip CounSEL
    SELebrity Gossip
    SEL Out
    The SpiEL
    Search Smearch
    Search Engine Xtra

  • Philipp Lenssen

    Search Chatter.
    Through the Grapevine.
    Truth-o-meter (assign values from 0-100% for each bit discussed)
    Search Secrets.

  • Aaron Shear

    How about Search Dish?

  • Danny Sullivan

    People have emailed a few more, so I’ll add them here:

    SELander (pronounced \”slander\”)

  • seowife


  • Anita

    Has to be SearchYenta!

    Or, SearchMe!

    Wednesday would be great. Something to get over the hump with.

  • Seth Finkelstein

    High Ranking

    I’m Feeling Mucky

    Result Zero

    Result 1,001

    (to really annoy Denton:) Did You Mean: Valleywag

  • karen

    Rank & File
    Moving Ranks

  • AussieWebmaster

    Below the Algorithms

  • AussieWebmaster


  • Cyrus

    The SELgoss Column

  • Steve Morsa


    The above SELander is a nice one.

    Friday preferred.

  • roblaw

    I don’t have a name to throw out there. I do like the suggestion of SELander. Really ties it all together. Keep up the great work and the positive attitude.


  • JasonBartholme

    How about “SearchDirt” or “SEOMG”

  • NunoH

    Under the SearchLight

  • Miriam


  • Miriam

    Hey Brian Clark -
    I don’t know you, but I wrote my comment before reading what anyone else had said, to keep my mind fresh.

    Lo and behold – I thought of exactly what you did.



  • Billy Tickets

    The Churn
    The Machine
    Big Tuna

  • Steve Amundsen

    How about something simple, using part of what you already own, such as Search Marketing Spy? Or Search Marketing Babble? The domains are even available.

  • Todd Mintz

    Search Bollocks

    Fridays would be my pick.

  • FaithfulWeb

    ShhERPs – Search (hehe) Engine Rumors Pages.

    TAGS – Tuesday Announcements & Gossip from SEL

    Danny’s Dirt.

    Danny Dishes.

    New Endeavors. (as in the euphemistic “we wish you well in your new endeavor”)

  • kid disco


  • Marek Wawrzyniak

    Gossip Bait
    Buzz Bait
    We’ll See About That?
    To Be Proven Gossips?

  • mlgoforth

    means love of spiders


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