Update 2: Andy Beal's Resignation Post Removed

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Why I've Resigned from WebSourced
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UPDATE 2: Andy just emailed me, and said the following: "I have been asked by the management of WebSourced to remove my resignation announcement. I will not likely be posting to Search Engine Lowdown again but hope to have a new blog in the future. In the meantime, I can be reached by email at andy.beal@gmail.com"

UPDATE: Andy Beal's resignation post, quoted below has been removed from the searchenginelowdown website. I've heard from a reliable source that although Andy's name is on the whois, Websourced own that blog, they alledgedly made him give it to them, as they tried to do with Jason Dowdell, who recently resigned also, and is now being sued by Websourced. (do a search for dowdell in that doc and you'll see the relevant bits..)

The plot thickens eh?

From the horse's mouth:

I wanted my readers to be the first to know that I have decided to resign my position at WebSourced, Inc. The five years that I have spent, helping the company grow from a start-up to the world’s largest search marketing company, have been some of the most rewarding, exciting and satisfying of my career.

In writing this letter, I hope to avoid any confusion as to why I decided to resign as VP of Marketing. This decision is not one that comes lightly. It is clear that my vision for the company’s future does not match-up with its current course. These philosophical differences have led me to conclude that WebSourced’s current path does not align with my own beliefs.

Philosophical differences, eh? I know that's corporate speak for something. Read the rest at Search Engine Lowdown.

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I wonder if this has

I wonder if this has anything to do with the way they've been treating their other employees lately?

Alledgedly, they asked Jason Dowdell to surrender 2 of his blogs to them, and when he refused, all hell broke loose...

had to surrender his blogs?

had to surrender his blogs? thats harsh, mates, harsh...

Wow..

What names will they try to impress me with in their UCE now?

What surprises me...

... is that they just brought on folks like Mike Grehan (via company purchase) and Heather Lloyd-Martin (via hiring). Wonder what he sees / knows that the new folks don't? And (when) will they find out? Oh, the drama! :)

It would appear

It appears that that post was removed. All the links seem to go to odd places. ??

Yes, as i heard it, although

Yes, as i heard it, although andy's name is on the whois, websourced took that blog off of him - they own it.

notice im being careful with wording here, please do likewise in this thread, they're a bit trigger happy with lawyers...

Trigger happy,

too bad they weren't more on the "gun" with performance. I have to say our "path" didn't align with their "results".

Site Footer

FWIW here's the site footer

Personal weblog of Andy Beal. All views and opinions expressed are those of the author only

yes, and on the comments of

yes, and on the comments of that thread a couple of people seemed to think it was owned by him also.

Well, the source is very

Well, the source is very reliable - and the post has gone, im going with the theory that websourced removed it, or made him remove it..

he must know it's out there on TW, SER and maybe a few more places so i don't think he would have removed it...

Andy just emailed me, and

Andy just emailed me, and said the following:

Quote:
"I have been asked by the management of WebSourced to remove my resignation announcement. I will not likely be posting to Search Engine Lowdown again but hope to have a new blog in the future. In the meantime, I can be reached by email at

"

They have lost their SEM face

Wow, shocking news. WebSourced has lost their search engine marketing face today IMO.

Disturbing

Makes me wonder about the fate of some friends of mine who work for a company that was recently acquired. I assumed this was a pretty cool company. Now I wonder.

Linda

he also posted his

he also posted his resignation at his personal blog, but it seems they've made him take that down also:
http://andybeal.blogspot.com/2005/07/why-ive-resigned-from-websourced.html

He still appears as VP Marketing on their site

http://www.websourced.com/websourced_press_room.cfm

I guess he has resigned, but with notice required is still "technically" employed (or they have forgotten to expunge his name from all corners of their site)

Incredible shrinking blogroll

If SEL is now Websourced's blog instead of Andy's blog, I wonder how long it will take until word spreads and it disappears from blogrolls everywhere. Nice way to kill a website, or an 'asset' as they say.

I know that they'd have to

I know that they'd have to have a fucking cracking scoop to get me to link to them again...

What's SEL without Andy Beal? Have you seen it on days when he's not there, and the staff do it? Pile of shit..

Shame

Still going to exist as an entity while stacks of links still point to them so still an "asset" isn't it?

exactly. and you know if

exactly. and you know if they have some jerk post to it regularly now, it might get tons of hate links.

btw, comments thread still

btw, comments thread still up at SEL: http://www.haloscan.com/comments/searchlowdown/112128615455590692/

THK doesn't own haloscan! ;-)

Sounds like a hell of a

Sounds like a hell of a drama going on - hope Andy get's things straightened out for himself soon.

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