Search Engine People Purchases SEO-Scoop.com

by Jeff Quipp November 12th, 2008 

Its true. I'm very proud to announce that Search Engine People (SEP) has purchased SEO-Scoop.com from DazzlinDonna Fontenot.

Although sad to be selling SEO-Scoop, DazzlinDonna had this to say:

"its been my baby for 5 years, but as with parenting, you've got to let your kids go at some point, and let them gain independance. Its a normal part of the growth process. That said, its in good hands with SEP. I'll also continue to be very involved with the site, and its future direction. SEP will do great things with SEO-Scoop!"

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The intent of this purchase is to expand on Donna's significant efforts to date, and make SEO-Scoop one of the hubs for information in the search and social media industries … the HuffingtonPost of the search indsutry if you will. The vision is not yet fully flushed out, but a good number of industry personalities will be involved helping to mold and guide the future of the site (including Donna, who will continue to be a regular blogger by the way). Its also envisioned (as per Donna's original initiative) that the site will give industry newbies the opportunity to post and create a name for themselves.

Accordingly, if you've got ideas and opinions about how you would like to see SEO-Scoop.com evolve, please let us know. Also, if you've like to be a regular contributor to the SEO-Scoop blog, please let Ruud or I know.

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26 Responses to “Search Engine People Purchases SEO-Scoop.com”

  1. [...] you should be if you aren't), you'll notice that Jeff Quipp just let everyone know that SearchEnginePeople just acquired SEO Scoop from me. I'll still be around, and I'll still be posting, but SEO Scoop will have the [...]

  2. WOW! Congrats to all involved. Knowing a little about the sound decision-making of both parties, I imagine the new approach will be a benefit to the SEO community!

    @DazzlinDonna – Looking forward to seeing your purple avatar and how you will continue to provide us with the latest SEO scoop!

  3. congrat Jeff.

    If there is anything I can help you, I will be more than glad to do it.

  4. Wow!

    Jeff: Solid business move. Donna hope you are ok with everything (since you put so much time and energy into building your brand). We know you can always create another blockbuster, so we look forward to your next contribution to the web at large as only you can bring DD.

    Jeff, nice approach (going vertical) on a side note, I am looking forward to seeing you at SES Chicago and checking out your session.

    I am working on an after party at http://www.NVpenthouselounge.com for the SES crew. For all of those interested, let me know (866) 471 5377 so we can have a few drinks and get down to the real nitty gritty of SEO.

    Looking forward to the new direction of SEO-Scoop and would love to be a part of it if you ever need a guest writer, etc…

  5. Ruud Hein says:

    @Jeffrey catch me on Twitter OK?

  6. Mike wilton says:

    As a fan of both sites I am interested to see where SEO Scoop will go from here and what it evolves into. Also curious to see what new ventures Donna takes on with SEO scoop out of the picture. Good luck to all of you!

  7. Khalid Saleh says:

    Congrats Jeff. I am sure it was a hard decision for Donna.

    I will be looking forward to see the new changes to the site.

  8. Gyutae Park says:

    Very cool! Congrats to all… does this mean that the pink theme and ice cream cone are goners? :-/

  9. SEOkevin says:

    Awesome! I'm sure SEO-scoop will be taken to the "next level". Congratulations to everyone involved!!

  10. Jon Rognerud says:

    Nice! I have not met Donna personally, but have used and referenced materials, and it's always "spot on", as they say.

    Congrats Donna – from a fan from afar!

    Cheers, Jon

  11. I imagine the new approach will be a benefit and also curious to see what new ventures will add to both of the site.

  12. What was the selling price? What factors did you consider? Was the equivalent price of links at all a consideration? Feedreaders?

    Would love more detail :) .

    Congrats to both parties on the deal!

  13. Vol Cars says:

    Congratulations!!!
    I am sure it'll be for good and mind you for both the sites. I seriously hope that both search engine people and SEO scoop benefit from it.

  14. Judit says:

    Congrats to both parties. I am sure this is the best move for SEO Scoop, as it is time to move it on higher level.

  15. Utah SEO says:

    Congrats Donna and congrats SEP. SEP will now become the next Google of search blogs buying everyone up. :)

  16. Allvira says:

    Very congratulation to SEP and Donna. It will be the great achievement for both of u… again congrates..

  17. SEO Scoop is a great site, good purchase! ;-)

  18. I am always interested in reading everything SEO, so if you keep that up I will be happy :-)

  19. [...] you should be if you aren't), you'll notice that Jeff Quipp just let everyone know that SearchEnginePeople just acquired SEO Scoop from me. I'll still be around, and I'll still be posting, but SEO Scoop will have the [...]

  20. Elzu Beth says:

    Hi, what was the prices that?

  21. Web Services says:

    Congratulations!
    I think that’s a very good for the search engine people. And it is one of the best hubs for information in the search and social media industry. Once again congrates.

  22. Matt Ridout says:

    Great purchase guys – am sure you will do nothing but good things to the place!

  23. Glad that at least Donna will still be hanging around at SEO-Scoop and the model towards creating a platform for industry newbies to promote themselves will still be in place.
    Rif Chia

  24. don says:

    Tks jeff, i will try this one to improve my SEO experience.

  25. Kirby says:

    Glad that at least Donna will still be hanging around at SEO-Scoop and the model towards creating a platform for industry newbies to promote themselves will still be in place.

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