Search Engine Roundtable: Is The SEO Industry Doomed With So Many Departures Recently? . “In the past couple months or so, we had some significant departures of key personalities from the SEO industry. First with Danny Sullivan retiring, then with the news around Rand Fishkin leaving Moz and then Matt McGee leaving Search Engine Land. Before that, we had Maile Ohye leave Google, Matt Cutts officially leave Google, Amit Singhal leave Google and many others. We also had some big departures on the paid search side with Larry Kim leaving his company, WordStream. Of course, this month, I received dozens of questions from around the industry asking me if I am leaving also.” I hope Barry doesn’t go anywhere. There aren’t meany voices in SEO I trust and his is one of them.