Danny Sullivan announced his plans for 2007 in his blog today. In short, he will participate in next year’s SES conferences, although in a decreasing role with each one (chair of SES NY in April 2007, co-chair of SES SJ in August 2007, and consulting for SES Chicago in December 2007). For Search Engine Watch, Danny’s last day is still November 30, 2006.
This is definitely good news for the industry in the short run, as Danny will stay involved with SES, which should ensure that SES is staying on course. In the long run, it appears that 2007 will be a transition year for him, and that come 2008, he’ll most likely be doing something on his own. This should allow him some time to carefully plan out his next steps.