Matt Cutts

April Fools: Google’s Matt Cutts Starts New SEO Spam Tool AutoSEO

We already subjected you all with one April Fool’s prank, why not go for a twofer? As we know, Google’s head of spam, Matt Cutts has been on leave for quite some time now.  Well, Matt has come out of his silence to reveal to us all with his April Fools prank for 2015, called AutoSEO, which is …

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Video Of Matt Cutts Talking About The Early Days At Google

Oh Matt Cutts, how we have barely seen or heard from you in the SEO community for quite some time.  After all, it makes sense as he is currently on leave.  But, a few weeks ago, Matt gave a talk at UNC Chapel Hill about the early days working at Google.  Matt provided some key takeaways for …

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Head Of Google’s Web Spam Team Matt Cutts Extends Leave Into 2015

It feels weird talking about Matt Cutts at this point.  Back before he took his leave from the company, it felt that every other post written was about something Matt Cutts said or did.  But I guess it’s just something you get used to, right? As many of you know, Matt took his leave from …

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Head Of Google’s Web Spam Team Matt Cutts Is Going On Leave

The other day, it was reported by Search Engine Land that Google’s Matt Cutts is going to be taking a long break from his duties as Google’s Chief web spam fighter.  This was originally reported on his personal blog that he’s taking leave through October.  That is going to be one long vacation. Since taking …

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Google’s Matt Cutts: One Page With Two Links To Same Page; We Counted The First Link

In a new video presented by Matt Cutts,  the question that was presented was, “What impact would two links on a page pointing to the same target, each using different anchor text, have on the flow of PageRank?” The idea behind Matt’s answer goes basically as follows: 1. According to the original PageRank document, PageRank …

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Over Time Backlinks Will Become Less Important

We have yet another video from Google Webmaster, again featuring Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s search spam.  In the video, he answers the question, “Google changed the search engine market in the ’90s by evaluating a website’s backlinks instead of just the content, like others did. Updates like Panda and Penguin show a shift …

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Google’s Matt Cutts: Why Google Will Ignore Your Page Title Tag & Write Its Own

Why does Google sometimes ignore your page title tag and write it’s own snippit title in the search results?  Well, we got ourselves an answer for that.  Google’s Matt Cutts has posted a video answer from Google Webmasters on YouTube. In the video, Matt explains that all Google wants is for the title of the …

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Google’s Matt Cutts: How To Avoid Buying A Domain Name Previously Ruined By Spammers

In this video of Google Webmasters, Matt Cutts is responding to the following question: How can we check to see if a domain (bought from a registrar) was previously in trouble with Google? I recently bought, and unbeknownst to me the domain isn’t being indexed and I’ve had to do a reconsideration request. How could …

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Google’s Matt Cutts On SEO Myths: Ads Correlate To Organic Results & More…

In another episode of Google Webmasters, Matt Cutts answers the question, “What are some of the biggest SEO Myths you see still being repeated (either at conferences, or in blogs, etc)” What are some of the myths that Matt covers in his video?  One of them is when people believe Google is making changes to …

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