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Old 01-23-2006, 04:19 AM
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Officer Matt Cutts

I get depressed reading Matt Cutt's blog. It seems the majority of posts are negative.

Today he posted a banner that was misspelt. A few days ago he publicly busted a German auto site. Google should focus on the positive, IMO. Tell webmasters what to do, instead of this negativity which makes Matt Cutts look like one of those police officers in the Cops show.

And on the topic of Cops - I hate that show. One of the main reasons I left the US is because the police are overbearing and have no respect for the citizens. Is that the image that Google wants?

Keep the discussion on a professional level please.
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Old 01-23-2006, 04:31 AM
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In 2006, I expect Google to pay a lot more attention to spam in other languages,
I think that Matt is on a major powertrip due to him getting way too much attention. More than he really deserves. Google should be getting the attention, both positive or negative. I doubt that more than 60% of his posts would be agreed upon officially by Google. I've seen the Cutts frenzy first hand in Vegas, and it honestly disgusted me how much everyone was just sucking up to him. It has to get to someone's head eventually, there is no way that it won't.
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Old 01-23-2006, 04:32 AM
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This is definitely a cheap shot from him, and no more than grandstanding to a guaranteed audience. Sad but true!
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Old 01-23-2006, 04:39 AM
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Mike, I disagree.

From what I've heard from ex-employees of Google, they run a tight ship. Remember that one ex-Google that was fired for blogging?

I suspect that Google pre-approves everything Matt Cutts writes. I think they are trying to scare webmasters into not even thinking about SEO.
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Old 01-23-2006, 04:42 AM
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I agree John. In my opinion, Matt Cutts is giving a very bad image of Google. Webmasters used to like Google because their communication was done in a positive way (PR algo explained, advice on how to get popularity, GoogleGuy talking on wmw...).

Nowadays, it looks like Google are focusing their communication on negative messages (you should not do that, Google will penalize that, spam report, ...)

In the meantime, webmasters get the feeling that they can get penalized in the SERPs not because they are doing wrong things on their sites, but just because Google has bugs (pagejacking due to redirects, canonical URL, ...)

IMO Google should give us signs that they are working on fixing their own bugs, before they tell the world what is right or wrong.
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Old 01-23-2006, 04:45 AM
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I personally blame a lot of the people in the seo world
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Old 01-23-2006, 04:54 AM
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I agree John. In my opinion, Matt Cutts is giving a very bad image of Google. Webmasters used to like Google because their communication was done in a positive way (PR algo explained, advice on how to get popularity, GoogleGuy talking on wmw...).

Nowadays, it looks like Google are focusing their communication on negative messages (you should not do that, Google will penalize that, spam report, ...)

In the meantime, webmasters get the feeling that they can get penalized in the SERPs not because they are doing wrong things on their sites, but just because Google has bugs (pagejacking due to redirects, canonical URL, ...)

IMO Google should give us signs that they are working on fixing their own bugs, before they tell the world what is right or wrong.
I think it's just the tone they are saying it in. They do not need to single out specific websites.
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On top of all that, I was reading matt cutts blog today, and according to him he:


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When your day job is trying to help Google organize the world’s information, you need as much sleep as you can get. If you get started on some book that you can’t put down, you’ll be bleary the next day. That has led me to seek out “put-down-able” books. I’m not talking about bad books, but tomes that you can stop reading at any time.

found here: http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/put-down-able-books/

The dude really thinks high of himself now doesn't he? I didn't know that Google is in charge of organizing the world's information??

Where I come from, we call that arrogant pricks. And he blew it with me. he's in my assclown-list now.
 
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:00 AM
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On top of all that, I was reading matt cutts blog today, and according to him he:




found here: http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/put-down-able-books/

The dude really thinks high of himself now doesn't he? I didn't know that Google is in charge of organizing the world's information??

Where I come from, we call that arrogant pricks. And he blew it with me. he's in my assclown-list now.
Well, the search engine marketers pretty much are the ones who are so intimidated, they hang on every word Matt says. If he said he was God and everyone in the audience should bark like a dog ... that's what they would do lol
With exceptions of course. But I believe that it's just not good how so many of the old time hardass seos suddenly turn into sheep. When I read those things from Matt, I know where they're coming from. Doesn't impress or intimidate me. So, that's the kind of stuff *insert names of many here* will read and giggle about here and there.
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:03 AM
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Dudes, let's not get personal.


I saw that put-down-able-books post and the first thing I thought was, "dude, no". He doesn't need to be a book critic. A lot of people treat Matt Cutts with more authority than is perhaps reasonable, and he needs to be more cautious who he criticizes. He could ruin an author's career with one comment he made on the fly.
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Dudes, let's not get personal.


I saw that put-down-able-books post and the first thing I thought was, "dude, no". He doesn't need to be a book critic. A lot of people treat Matt Cutts with more authority than is perhaps reasonable,
Sorry, I was trying to say something like that
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If you've ever read anything about their history, it comes up time and time again.... they did set out to organize the world's information. It's a line Google uses ALL the time.


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On top of all that, I was reading matt cutts blog today, and according to him he:




found here: http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/put-down-able-books/

The dude really thinks high of himself now doesn't he? I didn't know that Google is in charge of organizing the world's information??

Where I come from, we call that arrogant pricks. And he blew it with me. he's in my assclown-list now.
 
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:40 AM
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I think Wikipedia does a better job of that than Google.

Google is there to make money. But it is a good tag line.
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It would be nearly impossible to be in his shoes and not get a bit of an inflated ego...

If a thousand people a day kiss your ass and want to be your good buddy from way back, you might start to believe their BS.

He's only human and that is painfully obvious lately.
 
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For example, here’s a banner from an SEO site I heard about:
an SEO? Someone needs a grammar check.
 
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Old 01-23-2006, 06:52 AM
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It would be nearly impossible to be in his shoes and not get a bit of an inflated ego...

If a thousand people a day kiss your ass and want to be your good buddy from way back, you might start to believe their BS.

He's only human and that is painfully obvious lately.
The funny thing is how Matt is manipulating the seo world from within and so many are falling for it.
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an SEO? Someone needs a grammar check.
I don't think it was made clear in the post, but I think he's saying he found that banner on (or linking to) an SEO site which offers money back guarantees. (Yeah, like they'd actually give your money back)

The thing I just realized is, it's making the credibility of the SEO industry more apparent. By that I mean, he's showing the almost universal lack of credibility and professionalism that makes up the SEO industry.

I think I'm liking that post.
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I've said it before and I'll say it again: SEO is dead the moment real marketing pros discover how simple it is.

Also, they won't bow down before Mighty Matt. They have bigger fish to fry.
 
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I agree with John's last post... ^
 
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