Goodbye Gary; Hello Barry!

I'm sad -- but also happy -- to report that Gary Price is no longer serving as Search Engine Watch's news editor. Gary's moving on to pastures new, and we wish him well. Coming on board to help make up for his loss is Barry Schwartz, who is our new news correspondent.

Gary's departing to become the new Director of Online Information Resources at Ask Jeeves. Gary's going to be posting more about it on his ResourceShelf blog, and Ask Jeeves will have a press release on it up here. He's also posted a personal goodbye note to SEW readers here.

It's been an honor and pleasure to have worked with Gary over the past two years. He's a fantastic resource of knowledge, as so many are aware of. Losing him is that sad part, especially because aside from being a work colleague, he's also become a good friend. I'd have fought tooth and nail to keep him, but Gary's really looking for a completely new change of pace. So that's the happy part. He's found something new, and we here at Search Engine Watch wish him the very best.

Barry Schwartz will be well known to many of our readers as the hardworking editor of Search Engine Roundtable, where he keeps watch on interesting discussions out of various search forums. It's a real pleasure to have him coming aboard to do search news blogging with us. Welcome aboard, Barry!

Want to comment, discuss, send well wishes to Gary or Barry? Please visit our Search Engine Watch Forums thread, So Long Gary Price!