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Time for New Adventures in Stuntdubl Land

Online marketing information can change quickly This article is 8 years and 204 days old, and the facts and opinions contained in it may be out of date.

It is with anticipation and a bit of sadness that I will be leaving We Build Pages to pursue a new career. Unfortunately, the direction of the business is not inline with my personal and professional goals at this time, and therefore I feel I must move on. Now before you hooligans get all uppity and looking for some drama, I would like to let you know that I still hold the highest regard for Jim Boykin and the We Build Pages team, but don’t see our future growth going in the same directions. I have had a great time here in upstate NY working with great people that really know how to do SEO. I’m very dedicated to branching out in marketing areas beyond SEO, however, and have decided it is time to explore new opportunities.

As far as the near term future is concerned, I will be taking a little bit of time off to weigh my options while doing some consultancy work. I’m open to mutually beneficial opportunities at this point, but probably won’t decide on my future plans until sometime into May or June at the earliest. I’m looking forward to continuing my growth as an internet marketing professional through consulting, sales, and a variety of SEM related activities.

So, in conclusion, I loved working at WeBuildPages and I think they have an excellent thing going. Jim Boykin will continue to be at the forefront of SEO research, and excel at getting clients top rankings. It was a personal decision based in part on some personal issues, but mostly I just wanted a change of pace for a bit. I am excited to take a bit of time off and then move in a different direction, and wish Jim and staff nothing but the best with their future endeavors. A huge thank you to them all for making the experience a very pleasant one.

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  • dazzlindonna

    Wow, knock me over with a feather! Well, good luck, best wishes, and have fun!

  • http://www.toprankblog.com Lee Odden

    Hey Todd,

    Best of luck to you. Hell, you don’t need luck – just do your thing. I am sure whatever you end up doing will work out just fine.

    See you in Boston!
    Lee

  • http://www.justilien.com/ Justilien

    You will be missed Todd. It was great working with you! I know whatever you do you will be successful. You are great at internet marketing, plus an extremely smart business person. I wish you the best of luck with your endeavors!

    On a side note, who is going to go eat lunch with me now at the Indian, Mediterranean and other ethic restaurants???

  • Sean Stahlman

    It’s been a pleasure man! I appreciate everything you’ve taught me in your time here.

  • JSavvy

    Best wishes Todd!

  • http://www.drastictactics.com/ Drastic

    Wow, good stuff. Lots of changes going around lately. ;-)

    Congrats and good luck.

    Maybe we should talk aff stuff soon…

  • http://www.searchmarketing.co.il Gilad

    Have a good rest , I bet you’ll make the best decisions, Best of Luck!

  • http://webuildpages.com Amy Stahlman

    Todd, where do I begin? Well, I could say a million GREAT things about you & about working with you but I will save the “sappy stuff” for our off line discussion. Thank you for all your hard work. I will continue to check your blog for the latest and greatest information as it is part of my daily routine now. Good luck with your future endeavors as I KNOW you will be a huge success no matter what route you choose!

  • http://greghartnett.com greg

    congrats todd. striking out on your own is a tough leap to make.

    i am sure that you will be missed at the WBP team.

  • http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/ Matt Cutts

    Hope you’re doing well. Time off to relax is always a good thing. :)

  • http://www.shimonsandler.com Shimon Sandler

    Todd, the best is yet to come:-)

  • Natasha Robinson

    Best of luck. I look forward to hearing about where life takes you next. With the wealth of knowledge that you provide to the SEO community, I’m sure it will be a good path.

    BTW: I do hope that this blog will not be mired in politics (ie: you may have to give it up) as when other high profile seo’s left their companies…. because I honestly cannot add yet another blog to my reading list.

  • http://seoblackhat.com quadszilla

    Good luck on all your new ventures.

    If you can really taking some time off, I highly recommend doing a sabbatical of at least a couple of months. Backpacking around South America or Asia is a blast and pretty darn cheap. I did Brazil and Argentina last year and only spent about $10k on a 5 month trip. This year I’ve been traveling since January and I’m in Colombia now. They’ll be plenty of time to work in your life, but when you have a break like this, it makes sense to make the best of it.

    Anyway – that’s my 2 cents.

  • http://www.twistermc.com Thomas

    Good luck and keep us updated on your future adventures. Ohh and is Mr. Ploppy going with you? :)

  • http://www.fortuneinteractive.com Andy Beal

    If you fancy a move to NC, let me know. ;-)

    Best of luck!

    Andy

  • Triggerfinger

    Best of luck.

  • http://www.searchenginefeeds.org/feeds/ seoforumz

    Enjoy your time off and have FUN!

    Best wishes to you Todd.

    Hope you find what you are looking for.

  • http://www.seoprinciple.com/ Nadir

    Good luck to you Todd, I do hope you’ll enjoy your break and that you’ll find the right path for you really soon.

    I too quit my job recently and I’m having a nice break before working anew, change is good, don’t worry.

  • Shak

    Todd,

    best of luck for the future, I am sure Jim and the rest of WBP are very proud of you, I have enjoyed our chats in the past and look forward to seeing you again 1 day.

    btw, you could always come hang out with me in China, we do errr lots of work round here ;)

    Shak

  • http://www.macalua.com Marc Macalua

    Best of luck Todd! If you should pass by the Philippines on your way to Shanghai, let me know aight so I can give you the grand tour. I’m sure Shak wouldn’t mind hehe :)

  • jamesa

    Sounds like you’re staying true to yourself, bravo! Best of luck, Todd… and enjoy your downtime :)

    James

  • http://www.ask.com B….

    >>> … Unfortunately, the direction of the business is not inline with my personal and professional goals at this time …

    so are you finaly making teh move and going to the black side of the biz.. ?

  • http://www.platinax.co.uk/ Brian Turner

    Best of luck to you all.

    PS Don’t forget to give Jim his passwords back. ;)

  • http://www.pronetadvertising.com Neil Patel

    Enjoy your vacation. Hope everything goes well for you.

  • http://www.14thc.com rmccarley

    I faced a similar situation a couple years ago. The business moved into areas I just wasn’t interested in. It was the right move for the business, but I knew I had to do something else. Best of luck Todd. Thanks for all the wisdom and lessons you have posted here. And as mentioned, do keep us informed.

  • Nick Wilsdon

    All been said already, but good luck with your next adventure Todd.

  • K.Ching

    Best wishes Todd!
    keep us posted!

  • http://mittleidermethodgarden.blogspot.com/ steve mistretta

    Hey Todd the short time I knew you was a pleasure, With your work ethic and skills you will do good whatever you decide. If you ever want to do some pro bono work for some worthy charities shoot me an email.
    Good luck and be well.

  • http://www.seobuzzbox.com Aaron Pratt

    Personal growth is always good and should be celebrated by former employers if they are good people.

    Yep, Todd is one of the cooler guys in SEO for sure.

    Good luck dude!

  • http://www.ihategoogle.org/ Dan

    Hey Todd

    You’re on your own again :)

    I hope we’ll still see you in Boston, etc.

    Good luck to you; I’m sure WBP will miss you.

    Dan

  • http://www.abhilash.us Abhilash

    Imagine that. Why would you ever leave Troy, NY? It’s so extraordinarily co-o-old.

    Seriously, much luck in whatever endeavor you choose. I’m sure you’ll be breaking it down in the SEO world in the not-to-distant future.

    Keep it real.

    *Abhilash aka Kai Brown aka the 1-way frequent flier aka AirWeb Traffic Control aka quit reading this

  • http://www.oddcomments.com/lib/msc/404-quitYou.html oddcomments

    You can’t hold a good man down.

    If “exploring other opportunities” means leaving SEO, I hope that you will continue on an extremely related field. I’m sure everyone will agree that the SEO community will lose a lot without your insights.

  • http://www.ranksmart.com Ben Pfeiffer

    Todd, best of luck in the your future endeavors! Have always enjoyed your insight and expertise when chatting at SES. I am sure you will find moving on to different things a lot of fun and rewarding professionally and personally.

  • http://www.visibilitygenie.com/blog/ Brad

    Enjoy the time. Learn from being solo, and best of luck.

    I’m always a phone call away if you need anything. ;)

  • http://www.brokerblogger.com/brokerblogger/2006/03/consequences_of.html Bill Kelm

    Hi Todd,

    I’m sure you’ll do well, as you know that “nothing changes until something changes”.

    Taking calculated risks to have personal growth is what it is all about.

    I liked it when you said: ” I’m very dedicated to branching out in marketing areas beyond SEO, however, and have decided it is time to explore new opportunities.”

    The Search Marketing Industry is changing, and you “initiate change” vs. “watching change” or saying “what changed?”.

    All the Best,
    Bill

  • Jeff Hinds

    Congratulations Todd!

    I think your decision exlemplifies your leadership qualities. I think your good luck comes from your vast knowledge and experience in business and marketing I bleive you will continue to have a great future.

    Best,

    Jeff

  • Adam C

    I’m with Quadzilla… I left a job last year and had few months out in Asia, Oz and NZ backpacking around.

    Is nice popping into an internet cafe every now and then and checking on the AdSense empire and knowing you’re still earning whilst you’re sitting on the beach/meeting new people/white water rafting/snowboarding/seeing cool sights/etc.

  • http://www.seobuilders.com syll castillon

    hey todd,

    Good luck! I know you’ll do great in every endeavours. From syll:PH

  • http://www.cemper.com Christoph Cemper

    Todd,

    wish you all the best – and those few months of taking time off will probably change our life… I’ve had such phase too… and leaning back is always great to see new opportunities and understand your own goals better…

    talk to you soon,
    cheers christoph

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