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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithm Changes, Bing AMP & JSON-LD, Google & YouTube Spam & Matt Cutts

This week we have a lot to cover, first an algorithmic change in the Google search results over last weekend throughout this whole week. Bing announced a new AMP viewer coming this summer, they also announced JSON-LD support in Bing Webmaster Tools…


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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Mobile-First Indexing Rollout, Recipe Update, AdWords Editor & Matt Cutts Stories

This month, we posted our monthly Google Webmaster Report, so catch up there. Google began the second batch of mobile-first indexing, and sent out notices to those sites as well. The thing is, Google is moving over many sites that are desktop only…


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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algo Update, Google I/O, Testing, AdWords, Local & Matt Cutts

This week we covered a possible Google algorithm update that started rolling out on May 17th. Google I/O was this week and there were updates to Google Assistant and Google Home…


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‘GoogleGuy’ Matt Cutts Leaves Google, Will Continue with the US Digital Service

Matt Cutts, who was once believed to be the mysterious GoogleGuy on Webmaster World forums and later became the main conduit of information to webmasters about Google search updates, has resigned from Google. For the last few years Cutts has been on leave from Google and has more recently worked for the US Digital Service. He announced on his blog that he had resigned from Google as of December 31, 2016:

When I joined the US Digital Service, I only planned to stay for three months. That quickly turned into six months after I saw the impact of the USDS. In the last month, I made a big decision. On December 31, 2016, I resigned from Google. I’m currently serving as director of engineering for the USDS. Mikey Dickerson, the first administrator of the USDS, is a political appointee, so he’ll step down on Inauguration Day. When that happens, I’ll serve as acting administrator of the USDS. The work that the USDS does is critical to the American people, and I’m honored to continue that tradition.

The USDS played a pivotal role in rescuing the Obamacare website healthcare.gov that was beset by huge cost overruns while still not working. Cutts also notes that “the US Digital Service has helped veterans get their health benefits, brought bug bounties to the federal government, and helped the IRS protect taxpayer info.” He posted this video to illustrate the important work and accomplishments of USDS:

“Working for the government doesn’t pay as well as a big company in Silicon Valley,” writes Cutts. “We don’t get any free lunches. Many days are incredibly frustrating. All I can tell you is that the work is deeply important and inspiring, and you have a chance to work on things that genuinely make peoples’ lives better. A friend who started working in this space several years ago told me “These last five years have been the hardest and worst and best and most rewarding I think I will ever have.””

For those in the search engine space Cutts is very familiar, having attended many Pubcon, SearchEngineStrategies and SearchEngineLand conferences. WebProNews has video interviewed Cutts and written about things he has said hundreds of many times over the years while covering the search industry and Google. Here are a few of our WebProNews exclusive video interviews with Matt Cutts:

PubCon: Exclusive Interview With Matt Cutts (2006)

PubCon Las Vegas 2007: Matt Cutts of Google and Vanessa Fox (2007)

WPN Exclusive: Matt Cutts Apologizes on Behalf of Google’s Penalty against Google Japan (2009)

Breaking News: Matt Cutts Explains “Canonical Tag” from Google, Yahoo, Microsoft (2009)

Matt Cutts on Changes at Google (2008)

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Matt Cutts Responds To Claims Google Manipulated Hillary Clinton Search Results

Matt Cutts, the currently on leave Googler, who is one of the most well known Googlers to our audience, has spoken up about the claims that Google manipulated their search suggestions for Hillary Clinton.

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Matt Cutts: Google Core Updates Were So Drastic Due To End Of Year Code Freeze

Matt Cutts of Google who is still on leave as far as we know, was on TWIG #336 and he spent about 15 minutes going through the core updates, Penguin…


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Matt Cutts Extends His Unpaid Leave With Google Through 2015

Will Google’s Matt Cutts come back to Google in 2016? Currently he is a Google employee, on leave, not being paid, but does get health benefits.

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SearchCap: Google Maps Apology, Matt Cutts Replaced & App Indexing Data

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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SearchCap: Google’s Matt Cutts Regrets, Bing On Firefox OS & Google Doodles

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Google’s Matt Cutts Regrets Not Acting Faster On Paid Links & Content Farms In Google’s Matt Cutts latest video, he answers a question I…



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Matt Cutts: Google Won’t Devalue Links Anytime Soon

With Google stepping up its efforts to penalize link networks and those who buy and sell links, and algorithms like Panda meant to reward sites with high-quality content, how important will backlinks be to Google’s search algorithm in the future?
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