Jan 29 2012

Beware The Fake Matt Cutts

One or more people are going around impersonating Google’s head of web spam (and now “Distinguished Engineer”) Matt Cutts, leaving comments on various articles on the web. It’s been going on for a while. Usually, if you pay close enough …

Jan 25 2012

Matt Cutts Offers ‘Above the Fold’ Clarification

When Google announced their algorithm change to penalize sites using too many ads, ones that appear above the fold, the first, if not only response was, “how much is too much?” The first, best answer is, thanks to some clarification …

Jan 18 2012

Google’s Matt Cutts: It’s Time To Take Action On SOPA

Google has blacked out its logo in protest of SOPA. The company has also put up a blog post calling for visitors to petition Congress. Google’s head of web spam, Matt Cutts, who has been a vocal opponent of SOPA …

Jan 11 2012

Google’s Matt Cutts: “Search, Plus Your World” Returns More Than Just Google Content

On Tuesday, Google announced the launch of “Search, Plus Your World,” which is a set of new personalized search features. For a longer explanation, you can read here, but basically, it involves Google suggesting Google+ content and profiles based on …

Jan 4 2012

Google Demotes Chrome PageRank Following Paid Link Fiasco

Following the previously reported upon controversy surrounding a marketing campaign for Google’s Chrome browser, Google has apparently decided to devalue its Chrome landing page (in terms of PageRank). At least temporarily. Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land acquired a statement …