If Matt Cutts know so much about Google Algos...

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...why doesn't he work for himself and CRUSH it with free Google traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author trytolearnmore
    Originally Posted by smodha View Post

    ...why doesn't he work for himself and CRUSH it with free Google traffic?
    Why should he? He's doing what he likes and gets paid for it.
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    • Profile picture of the author smodha
      Originally Posted by trytolearnmore View Post

      Why should he? He's doing what he likes and gets paid for it.
      Would you rather be the monkey or the organ grinder?
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  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    Originally Posted by smodha View Post

    ...why doesn't he work for himself and CRUSH it with free Google traffic?
    What does he need to crush it with free google traffic?

    He makes his money as an engineer, not an IMer.

    Google is #1 when it comes to the best companies to work for.

    With his salary, stock, and stock options, Matt Cutts is a
    millionare many times over.

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    • Profile picture of the author smodha
      Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

      What does he need to crush it with free google traffic?

      He makes his money as an engineer, not an IMer.

      Google is #1 when it comes to the best companies to work for.

      With his salary, stock, and stock options, Matt Cutts is a
      millionare many times over.

      Paul
      Well said Paul.

      He looks very happy.
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    • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
      Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

      What does he need to crush it with free google traffic?

      He makes his money as an engineer, not an IMer.

      Google is #1 when it comes to the best companies to work for.

      With his salary, stock, and stock options, Matt Cutts is a
      millionare many times over.

      Paul
      How could possibly KNOW any of that? You don't work for Google and you don't have access to any information about Matt Cutts and his financial arrangement.
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      • Profile picture of the author aygabtu
        Originally Posted by drunkenmonkey View Post

        He likely doesn't.

        But in all reality, I'd agree with him.

        Cutt's salary alone probably makes him a Multi-Millionaire, the amount of time he has been at Google.
        His salary? I doubt it. His stock options? Definitely.
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        • Profile picture of the author aygabtu
          Originally Posted by drunkenmonkey View Post

          The guy is a Google Engineer what exactly do you think his salary is going to be?

          Not to mention his Media Role's/appearances/spokesperson capacities.

          It's not going to be $10 bucks an hour is it?
          I wouldn't put his salary beyond 300k. His stock options are where he has made his millions.
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          • Profile picture of the author aygabtu
            Originally Posted by drunkenmonkey View Post

            Your kidding right? I can virtually guarantee (figure of speech) you it will be more than that.

            A LOT more than that.

            That's a bottom tier bog-average CEO salary.
            You do know he is not the CEO right? He was a computer science major, one of 10's of thousands in silicon valley. $300k is a lot of money for any kind of developer.

            In fact, from 2011: Google Executive Employees get salary options raises for 2011

            Quoting 'Four executives, including Patrick Pichette (Senior VP, CFO), Nikesh Arora (President, Sales & Business Development), Alan Eustace (Senior VP, Engineering, and Jonathan Rosenberg (Senior VP, Product Management), will all receive a significant 30-percent increase in their respective base salaries, bringing their new annual base salaries to $650,000.'

            So I highly doubt Matt is beating executives out on base salary. His fortune is in stock options and bonuses.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        Originally Posted by PerformanceMan View Post

        How could possibly KNOW any of that? You don't work for Google and you don't have access to any information about Matt Cutts and his financial arrangement.
        ROTFLMAO!!!! Just google it. Matt Cutts, somewhere on his blog talks
        about his salary and "stock options." Do some research into stock options...

        I wonder if you people actually do any research. Some of you act as
        if you live under a rock.

        Seriously. Matt Cutts does not just "know" about the algo,
        he friggin' helps write it.

        Matt Cutts is a top tier google engineer. Plus, he runs
        a division.

        Some of you really, really slay me.

        Google stock is over $800 a share. Stock options, profit sharing, etc.
        are what put employees like Cutts into the very high rent
        district.

        But then, I'd say the same things about bing's search team...top
        apple developers...etc....

        You people have no sense of the real world.

        You people are pulling your hair out trying to shmooze google...
        Matt Cutts sits in an office punching buttons to foil you....now
        who's the monkey?


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        • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
          Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

          ROTFLMAO!!!! Just google it. Matt Cutts, somewhere on his blog talks
          about his salary and "stock options." Do some research into stock options...

          I wonder if you people actually do any research. Some of you act as
          if you live under a rock.

          Seriously. Matt Cutts does not just "know" about the algo,
          he friggin' helps write it.

          Matt Cutts is a top tier google engineer. Plus, he runs
          a division.

          Some of you really, really slay me.

          Google stock is over $800 a share. Stock options, profit sharing, etc.
          are what put employees like Cutts into the very high rent
          district.

          But then, I'd say the same things about bing's search team...top
          apple developers...etc....

          You people have no sense of the real world.

          You people are pulling your hair out trying to shmooze google...
          Matt Cutts sits in an office punching buttons to foil you....now
          who's the monkey?

          Paul
          This post would make you sound so much less miserable/depressed/insecure if you left all that bs out.

          Stop saying "you people".

          You don't know a single f**kn thing about any of us "people" and you make yourself sound like a miserable jackass the more you do it.

          Here is how you make a bold point in a way that people will still respect you -

          "
          Matt Cutts is a top tier google engineer. Plus, he runs
          a division. "

          THATS IT.

          Otherwise, you make people want to disagree with what you say, just because they hate you. Its called communications 101.
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          • Profile picture of the author ronaldec
            I think Paulgl made good points. Why so bent out of shape that you have to dissect his post in such a way? Red letters , really???

            Anger Management 101-check it out.
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            • Profile picture of the author heavysm
              Originally Posted by ronaldec View Post

              I think Paulgl made good points. Why so bent out of shape that you have to dissect his post in such a way? Red letters , really???

              Anger Management 101-check it out.
              ronaldec I'm not sure if you're half for paul or against him, but he's largely being called out because he has 6000+ posts of "his thinking". That condescending tone of his is felt a lot, yet a lot of the time he is just talking down to someone and not actually saying anything of substance. Use search to understand what we're getting at. I agree 100% with redshift.
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    In life its about being happy, being employed or own business are totally separate from happiness
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  • Profile picture of the author legoog8
    Yes and im sure he being a millionaire and given the chance to be pure greedy person and stop anyone else making money is motivation enough for him. People like that go to hell. Greed is one thing but actually preventing poorer people from succeeding is a whole new level....... A example of the evil people who run the world nowadays.

    What ever happened to just being comfortable with the money you have and then helping others?
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      Originally Posted by legoog8 View Post

      Yes and im sure he being a millionaire and given the chance to be pure greedy person and stop anyone else making money is motivation enough for him. People like that go to hell. Greed is one thing but actually preventing poorer people from succeeding is a whole new level....... A example of the evil people who run the world nowadays.

      What ever happened to just being comfortable with the money you have and then helping others?
      He isn't preventing poorer people from succeeding. His job has nothing to do with greed. It's not like he created his department or it was his idea to combat people trying to game Google's algorithm.

      That is a dumb statement.
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  • Profile picture of the author legoog8
    Yes it is because according to him everything is gaming the system even created a backlink yourself is gaming the system so how can small buisness even start? because im sure google takes the view as any backlink made by the website owner is gaming the system.
    In anyway you look at it its just one big monopoly........ the internet has destroyed retail in shops and has now the internet is made up of a few select websites. The only unnatural way i can think of to get real backlinks from zero meaning no unnatural backlinks whatsoever would be to get on tv.... or other expensive ways for a business maybe then you will get traffic and people linking to your website naturally.
    But small business cannot afford this....

    And its not dumb its fact.

    If google had its way seo would exist so small business would never have a chance on the internet.
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      Originally Posted by legoog8 View Post

      Yes it is because according to him everything is gaming the system even created a backlink yourself is gaming the system so how can small buisness even start? because im sure google takes the view as any backlink made by the website owner is gaming the system.
      In anyway you look at it its just one big monopoly........ the internet has destroyed retail in shops and has now the internet is made up of a few select websites. The only unnatural way i can think of to get real backlinks from zero meaning no unnatural backlinks whatsoever would be to get on tv.... or other expensive ways for a business maybe then you will get traffic and people linking to your website naturally.
      But small business cannot afford this....

      And its not dumb its fact.

      If google had its way seo would exist so small business would never have a chance on the internet.
      First of all, it is Google, not Matt. You act like he is running the show there. He is just doing a job he was assigned to do. He doesn't make the policies.

      Second, there are tons of small businesses doing just fine on the internet. You act like Google wiped all small businesses out of the search engine. That is not true at all.

      Why do people act like it is some god-given right to be able to succeed with little to no money invested by starting a business online? Starting an online business or moving an offline business into the online arena is no different than any other business. It takes time and it takes money.

      If a small business owner cannot afford it, they shouldn't have a business.

      The ones who actually "make it" with little to no startup capital are few and far between.
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    • Profile picture of the author tech84
      Originally Posted by legoog8 View Post

      Yes and im sure he being a millionaire and given the chance to be pure greedy person and stop anyone else making money is motivation enough for him. People like that go to hell. Greed is one thing but actually preventing poorer people from succeeding is a whole new level....... A example of the evil people who run the world nowadays.

      What ever happened to just being comfortable with the money you have and then helping others?
      Originally Posted by legoog8 View Post

      Yes it is because according to him everything is gaming the system even created a backlink yourself is gaming the system so how can small buisness even start? because im sure google takes the view as any backlink made by the website owner is gaming the system.
      In anyway you look at it its just one big monopoly........ the internet has destroyed retail in shops and has now the internet is made up of a few select websites. The only unnatural way i can think of to get real backlinks from zero meaning no unnatural backlinks whatsoever would be to get on tv.... or other expensive ways for a business maybe then you will get traffic and people linking to your website naturally.
      But small business cannot afford this....

      And its not dumb its fact.

      If google had its way seo would exist so small business would never have a chance on the internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author RonnieJSmith
    you do realize that the best thing to have in your life is peace of mind. If you are doing something you like plus you are getting paid for that in six figures (i assume it is $30K per month or so) then you are generating a nice income. Plus remember he is on a war with blackhatters - he's looking out for a company just like we look out for our sites. So peace with him.
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  • Profile picture of the author ilee
    Average Stanford MBA graduates get 400k a year. The job Matt Cutts has is probably better earning than that. Just saying.
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    • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
      Originally Posted by ichl13 View Post

      Average Stanford MBA graduates get 400k a year. The job Matt Cutts has is probably better earning than that. Just saying.
      Wrong again. " Stanford Median Pay - $120,000 - According to official Stanford data, the top two industries for graduating MBAs are consulting and private equity, where grads fetch median salaries of $125,000 and $150,000, respectively."

      Cutts is not a founder or high ranking exec. You're taking your hero worship too far.
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      • Profile picture of the author ilee
        Originally Posted by PerformanceMan View Post

        Wrong again. " Stanford Median Pay - $120,000 - According to official Stanford data, the top two industries for graduating MBAs are consulting and private equity, where grads fetch median salaries of $125,000 and $150,000, respectively."

        Cutts is not a founder or high ranking exec. You're taking your hero worship too far.
        Still trying to figure out where I was wrong the first time. The figure was just something I quoted from a presentation I watched about talent drain in the non profit sector. Personally I think its higher than 120000. And $120000 salary is much more common than a stanford mba graduate., do you have a source for that? Where did you get that figure?

        Maybe its just the difference between a fresh mba grad and the maximum wage an mba grad gets in their lifetime
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        • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
          If Matt is reading this thread he is both laughing and shaking his head in disbelief.

          People debating his wealth from Google based on how much an average grad from Stanford makes? If you don't understand the logical fallacy there is no reason to debate the issue.

          Why he doesn't build his own websites, selling some unknown product, having to do SEO himself? I don't know - why doesn't everyone have the same job in the world? Like the same people? Eat the same food? Why is anyone a teacher?

          He / Google is greedy and preventing poorer people from succeeding. WTF? Looking for desperate excuses and someone to blame is not productive thinking and not going to make you money.

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  • I heard Matt Cutts quit his job and now does movies for a living

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    • Profile picture of the author remodeler
      Originally Posted by TheSeoGuy89 View Post

      I heard Matt Cutts quit his job and now does movies for a living

      Man, that's disturbing! LOL
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    Who knows Matt is just a PR guy that can talk well in front of a camera and just earns a $60k/year income lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author FakeItTilYouMakeIt
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    Y'all better quit. You don't want this thread to pop up one night while Matt is Googling himself after a few glasses of Dom. He'll start following those sig links and look out... lol
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      Originally Posted by FakeItTilYouMakeIt View Post

      Y'all better quit. You don't want this thread to pop up one night while Matt is Googling himself after a few glasses of Dom. He'll start following those sig links and look out... lol
      Haaaa, see what I just did!
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    • Profile picture of the author smodha
      Originally Posted by FakeItTilYouMakeIt View Post

      Y'all better quit. You don't want this thread to pop up one night while Matt is Googling himself after a few glasses of Dom. He'll start following those sig links and look out... lol
      If you are watching Mr Cutts then I just want to say I've always believed in you
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  • Profile picture of the author codingku
    perhaps google paid him very high...
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  • Profile picture of the author FakeItTilYouMakeIt
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    Matt, if you are reading this Niko said he could rank your grandma for " kentucky fried pork". I have screen shots. And I want a bike for Christmas, a 2013 Harley Breakout (black). I left your gluten-free cookies and soy milk on the table.

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    MS needs to hire Matt to get their stock to climb higher...



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  • Profile picture of the author Victor Edson
    If he knows how to scam google for free traffic, why doesn't he?

    Maybe he wants an honorable profession.
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    • Profile picture of the author FakeItTilYouMakeIt
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      Originally Posted by Victor Edson View Post

      If he knows how to scam google for free traffic, why doesn't he?

      Maybe he wants an honorable profession.
      He doesn't need to. It wouldn't make sense for him to jeopardize his juicy gig at Google. He's fricken famous. He's got every SEO in the country hanging on his every tweet, he has built-in traffic. (And a bulletproof non-compete with Google I'm sure.) He could put up a blog about macrame purses and people would read it. If he left he'd be even more famous but couldn't talk about insider Google stuff publicly because he'd be sued very, very quickly. So pretty soon people would stop caring about Matt Cutts.

      Disclaimer: I don't agree with all of Googe's decision but then again who the hell am I?
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    If this was my work, I, too, wouldn't find a need for any IM nonsense.

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  • Profile picture of the author Rbtmarshall
    Originally Posted by smodha View Post

    ...why doesn't he work for himself and CRUSH it with free Google traffic?

    Because he knows the answer to that would be to go with paid traffic. Paid traffic promoting the next Google algorithm workaround to rank #1 in less than 24hours
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    Wow it's like a luxurious cult
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  • Profile picture of the author dennis09
    Maybe he does have a small empire of websites and never bothered to tell anybody
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  • Profile picture of the author sarged2
    When someone is working for search engines, you can be pretty sure they are tightly bound by non-disclosure agreements. That's why Matt can't just sell it. At the same time, he wouldn't have time nor interest in promoting his own websites.
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      Originally Posted by sarged2 View Post

      When someone is working for search engines, you can be pretty sure they are tightly bound by non-disclosure agreements. That's why Matt can't just sell it. At the same time, he wouldn't have time nor interest in promoting his own websites.
      That is what I was going to say but you beat me to it.

      Regardless of what you think if Google, he is just a mouthpiece anyway. I think it is strange the way people take it so personal with him.
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      • Profile picture of the author heavysm
        Originally Posted by fortony View Post

        I think it is strange the way people take it so personal with him.
        Exactly! He is part of the web-spam team, not the "let's screw quality sites out of their rankings" team. Getting rid of the quality sites sadly just happens to be a side effect of getting rid of spam which is massively prevalent in results (and that's still an understatement really).

        That's why good sites are forced to ride of the search algo waves of change while the storm is actually intended for the bad pirates on the sea looking to plunder all they can.
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  • Profile picture of the author smodha
    Let's be brutally honest. Google don't give a damn about your site unless you pay for advertising.
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    • Profile picture of the author sarged2
      Originally Posted by smodha View Post

      Let's be brutally honest. Google don't give a damn about your site unless you pay for advertising.
      Yup, let us only cross out this part "unless you pay for advertising" and we'll get a very precise statement.
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      Originally Posted by smodha View Post

      Let's be brutally honest. Google don't give a damn about your site unless you pay for advertising.
      So pay for advertising, then Google will be your friend, lol.

      Seriously, do you care about sites you don't own?
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  • Profile picture of the author m100
    Originally Posted by smodha View Post

    ...why doesn't he work for himself and CRUSH it with free Google traffic?
    Goood question. I think here is few reasons. 1. He earns a lot more than he needs to 2. He loves his job very much. 3. He has no ambition like "to become a next multi billionaire"
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by m100 View Post

      Goood question. I think here is few reasons. 1. He earns a lot more than he needs to 2. He loves his job very much. 3. He has no ambition like "to become a next multi billionaire"
      It has nothing to do with any of that.

      Do you really think Google hires people and lets them in on the inside without making them sign tons of legal documents preventing them from running a business online?

      All the speculation about him making more than enough money, etc... has nothing to do with it. Google would sue him until he had no money left.
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