ThreadWatch Closing on Friday

ThreadWatch, one of the first major industry blogs, is ceasing operations on Friday, Aaron Wall announced today.

The site, originally started by industry luminary Nick Wilson, had grown into a major source of industry news. With no alliances, the blog had a biting style that many people appreciated. It became the spot where most of the news in our industry was aggregated, an essential read for anyone trying to keep up with our industry.

I did a brief stint as a blogger there and was and am proud to mention the affiliation. Many of the best people in our industry have posted there, and at times many of the worst as well. It was what made it a good read - but also may have caused the site's demise.

Aaron I love you mate but.... girlfriend/ThreadWatch ThreadWatch/girlfriend - you can always find another girl friend.....

Just joking... thanks for keeping it going as long as you have. It will be sorely missed.

About the author

Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.