Matt Cutt leaves google....

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Matt Cutt decided to leave Google.....

WHAT??!

I guess you warrior seo guys are happy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
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    Matt Cutts Leaves Google? What Does it all Mean?

    It won't affect anyone's happiness. I shouldn't think so, anyway. Basically: same job, different guy.

    Good post though, OP.

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  • Profile picture of the author Luke Dennison
    He was an alright guy.

    I never had anything against him as I've long since stopped using Google for all my traffic.

    I'd rather get traffic from more stable sources using cleverness and consistency.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      A guy who was on the tip of everyone's tongue. Always trying to guess what Matt was saying.

      A bit of a circus, imho


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  • Profile picture of the author forthright
    he left google 6 months to a year ago. went on leave. then on leave again. he's still around doing conferences and speeches. he was a great resource to have and answered lots of questions. now that panda and penguin are over he's not needed as much.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarksWineClub
    I don't think any SEO should be happy about this-Cutts, compared to basically everyone else at Google really did try and answer questions. We can all gripe about their openness, but at least there was a dude there, you know, trying.

    I'm afraid their webspam division is going to quickly look like so many other divisons there, that we don't hear from until after something happens-
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  • Profile picture of the author lolCashlol
    There is a huge difference between who heads the webspam department.

    Matt Cutt was responsible for most of the businesses losing their traffic.

    This should be the golden age for you guys, c'mon.
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  • Profile picture of the author kk075
    I am amazed Cutts stuck it out that long, especially since any major company in the world would pay him millions to work as an executive. Heck, he could probably clear $25-50M a year just through consulting alone. While I don't know what Google was paying him, it obviously wasn't anywhere near his true market value.

    I am not happy to see Cutts go though, because h was one of the few that talked to everyday folks about changes at Google.

    And BTW, the original poster couldn't be more wrong....Cutts was responsible for making spammy affiliate sites that never belonged in the rankings in the first place to disappear from the search engines. That is a very, very good thing for reputable businesses and consumers alike.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      In reality - he's been a gone a year, hasn't he? The search engine has not crashed and burned - sites are still selling products and getting visitors. He took a leave in summer 2014 and extended it at least twice. Many didn't expect him to return.

      Cutts had a way of presenting facts and hinting at warnings - but never told you more than Google wanted you to know.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert999
    Originally Posted by lolCashlol View Post

    Matt Cutt decided to leave Google.....

    WHAT??!

    I guess you warrior seo guys are happy.
    Nothing will change I guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author Write Now
    Google's mission hasn't changed, so it won't mean much. It may actually be a good thing for SEO's because far too much time was being spent trying to decipher every video, quote, or message he put out. Much of the time, he was relatively vague in his responses and usually gave a "well it depends" kind of answer to most questions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben West
    It's a shame they won't be replacing him with another face. It is good to have someone's face on things. Back to thinking of Google as faceless machine I guess!
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    • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
      Originally Posted by Ben West View Post

      It's a shame they won't be replacing him with another face. It is good to have someone's face on things. Back to thinking of Google as faceless machine I guess!
      Ben West hit the nail on the head. Whether you like Matt Cutts, disliked him or could care less - this most can agree on. He gave Google a human vibe, instead of this Big 500 pound Gorilla who no one could quite figure out. Or the internet bully who just loved punishing marketers with their guarded secrets.

      He at least showed us some Google do's and don'ts without us having to figure all it out, guess or buy some Guru stuff - who may not know much themselves. He certainly helped Google's business.

      That's why I'm curious to see who the next "Matt Cutts" Google will toss at us. Or will they risk going back to being a nameless faceless machine like Ben West said. Stay Tuned!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Matt was just a 'Puppet on a String', a very likable puppet but so what?

    The board members will still run the show.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    Is that true? Then it should be good riddance! He was responsible for making it very tough to
    rank websites on Google search engine in recent times. Even though he was open to questions about how Google ranks websites, he had his ears close to the Internet Marketing Community that is why he was aware of all the Blackhat methods used by Internet Marketers to rank there websites. The result was frequent Google Updates that made it more and more difficult to rank as the months went on by.
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    • Profile picture of the author lolCashlol
      Originally Posted by hardworker2013 View Post

      Is that true? Then it should be good riddance! He was responsible for making it very tough to
      rank websites on Google search engine in recent times. Even though he was open to questions about how Google ranks websites, he had his ears close to the Internet Marketing Community that is why he was aware of all the Blackhat methods used by Internet Marketers to rank there websites. The result was frequent Google Updates that made it more and more difficult to rank as the months went on by.
      Yes without him seo businesses will be more stable.
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    He didn't leave Google

    He just got reassigned

    I guess he needed a change.

    One thing's for sure, if you thought Google was HARSH with Panda and Penguin... you ain't seen nothing yet.

    I wouldn't be surprised if DROPPED DOMAINS are penalized in the future.

    What's the way ahead? Quality-based niche-focused CO-CITATION.

    A link-free algorithm is only a MATTER OF TIME.
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by icoachu View Post

      He didn't leave Google

      He just got reassigned

      I guess he needed a change.

      One thing's for sure, if you thought Google was HARSH with Panda and Penguin... you ain't seen nothing yet.

      I wouldn't be surprised if DROPPED DOMAINS are penalized in the future.

      What's the way ahead? Quality-based niche-focused CO-CITATION.

      A link-free algorithm is only a MATTER OF TIME.
      Well, if I were running the show, a domain that couldn't be reached at a time, relative to other sites in the same subnet, would be scrutinized. That often means trouble or change to some degree. If it were down for a week or more, things would get wiped, and only new info would be used. I mean it is horrible when you try to go to a VB(Visual basic, a computer language) site, and end up going to a PORN site. That is NOT simply an example, but I found THOUSANDS of sites that USED to be VB, and are now PORN, and maybe 10 were ones I USED to go to! Several large porn sites buy up NON porn domains hoping they will hook people that don't generally look at such sites. And any such site that came up as a porn site would be BLACK BALLED, and have to be properly reached to be scanned, and wouldn't be added until it came up clean.

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  • Profile picture of the author chriswilliams45
    Not really new news. Wasn't this announced months ago?

    I thought he took a job up at an SEO firm?
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by chriswilliams45 View Post

      Not really new news. Wasn't this announced months ago?

      I thought he took a job up at an SEO firm?
      That was an April Fool's joke an SEO firm put out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author shmeeko69
    Originally Posted by lolCashlol View Post

    Matt Cutt decided to leave Google.....

    WHAT??!

    I guess you warrior seo guys are happy.
    I'm glad this egotistical maniac has left Google, but will probably be replaced by another jobsworth!

    I guess there won't be many webmasters losing any sleep over this
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    • Profile picture of the author StephenGB
      I am just starting out and found his videos very interesting. Though they have confirmed to me that worrying about SEO is like chasing your imaginary tail.

      The most memorable thing I recall was that Google had to balance site authority over site relevance, which gives some hope for the small niche player.

      He was a good public face. The chairman of the google central bank, like greenspan or helicopter ben.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ayawa
    Matt Cutt Cuts Short Cuts and Put us into the Mat.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
      He is probably positioning himself to get a higher paying gig, with Yahoo/Bing or some other internet giant. When I stopped relying on Google, I stopped caring what he said
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  • Profile picture of the author sttbs
    Hope the next person taking over Matt's job is not as aggressive as Matt.
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  • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
    According to the article in post #2 Tom Addams, he is leaving that position, but may remain at Google in a different capacity. I expect them to continue to try to make search about relevant content.

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  • I fail to find this shocking.
    Even so, it still seems interesting that someone would leave google now. Back, you know when, yeah, sure, it was the hip thing to do. But I don't think it's a smart move now. Unless it was for relaxation and living at peace. In which case, kudos to theguy.
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