Matt Cutts started a firestorm this last Saturday by inviting people to use Google’s spam report form to report paid links. Many are interpreting this as a sign that Google is having difficulty detecting which links are paid and which are not. Others see it as Google taking another step to dictate how we should run our web sites and even our businesses. Although I can respect the fact that Google wants to protect its own search algorithm and ultimately their business model, I think they have gone a bit to far with this one.
Matt Cutts wife is gone on vacation. With that you would think that Matt would be taking it easy but not so. Rather he has been posting like crazy at his blog. Therefore Rand Fishkin thought it might be a good time to ask Matt some specific questions – eleven to be exact. Seeing that Matt was absent from the SES Chicago show last week, possibly Matt would take some time to answer a set of questions that offer multiple choice answers? The answer was yes which produced a nice list of juicy tidbits regarding Google outlook on web sites and search marketing.
In a special edition of The Daily SearchCast, Danny Sullivan finds himself at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California where he takes the opportunity to interview Matt Cutts, a chief software engineer at Google and also quite famous as a liaison between the search engine Google and webmasters looking to market their sites.
Mark your calendars for next Tuesday, May 16, at 4:15pm Pacific time (7:15pm Eastern), as Danny Sullivan will be chatting with Google’s Matt Cutts in a special edition of The Daily SearchCast. They will actually cut in on the live SEO Rockstars program and chat about search and other things for about 45 minutes or so. This will all happen live from the Googleplex in Mountain View, California.
An hour long show called “SEO Rockstars” which airs every Tuesday on WebmasterRadio.FM and is hosted by Todd Friesen and Greg Boser interviewed Matt Cutts of Google on January 31st.
In case you are unfamiliar with the show, Todd and Greg discuss a variety of search engine optimization tactics that range from low to high risk methods of online marketing or in other words, white hat, black hat and little gray in between. Both freely admit that they have and will continue to “spam” the search engines if necessary with tactics that many white hat SEOs may stay far away from.