serpd is sold no voting new ownershipBreaking news, effective immediately SERPd is under new ownership. Details are apparently being finalized as I write, and they can’t currently be disclosed. An article published at 5:53pm on Thursday March 31st from Chris Burns stated that he and the and Gerald Weber will stay on as Senior Editors. SERPd which burst onto the scene filling the void sphinn left when they abandoned social voting became a popular community for SEO and internet marketing professionals. The site has now been sold and the biggest change is the removal of social voting.

Apparently users will still be able to submit stories to SERPd and there is a chance they will be featured on the SERPd home page after editorial review.

UPDATE: Being now 10:45 pm on APRIL the 1st (April fools day in case you missed it), I’m NOW letting everyone know this is a prank. Hope you enjoyed it. If you’re landing here AFTER april the first, well… we will see you next April fools day won’t we!? The reveal of the prank is in the interview which was always posted in the below paragraph… I guess it shows how following links pays off! 😉

You can read more about the changeover in an interview Gerald has done with Search Engine Journal. SERPd is asking for users to be patient with them as they transition to an editorial platform. What are your thoughts on this news? Are you a fan of SERPd? Will you continue to support the network? I know I’ve appreciated SERPd and have found a great many articles of interest but the abandoning of the community aspect is frustrating. SERPd also frustrated a lot of users with their policy about not allowing users to submit articles from their own domain back to back.

Do you think this sale and transition will benefit SERPd? Will you continue to use the site? Share your thoughts.