I suspect when he said "honeypot traps" he means his blog, which probably still get a lot of traffic from SEOs and probably a lot of spammy requests as well. The funny thing is this happened a lot when Matt was actively working at Google. … [Read more...] about Matt Cutts, Still Leaves Honeypot Traps For SEOs
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Matt McGee is the Editor-In-Chief of Search Engine Land and Marketing Land. His news career includes time spent in TV, radio, and print journalism. After leaving traditional media in the mid-1990s, he began developing and marketing websites and continued to provide consulting services for more than 15 years. His SEO and social media clients ranged from mom-and-pop small businesses to one of the Top 5 online retailers. Matt is a longtime speaker at marketing events around the U.S., including keynote and panelist roles. He can be found on Twitter at @MattMcGee. You can read Matt's disclosures on his personal blog. You can reach Matt via email using our Contact page. … [Read more...] about Google’s Matt Cutts Riffs On J.C. Penney, Panda Update & Other SEO Topics In Live Webchat
When I went on leave, I wanted to see how webspam would go without me. I’ve been talking to people on both the algorithmic and manual webspam teams during my leave, and they’ve been doing a top-notch job. So I’m planning on extending my leave into 2015.Truth is, I am not sure many would agree. I think many believe the latest Penguin update would have been rolled out differently if Matt was around. But overall, many Googlers have stepped up in his place. Including John Mueller, Gary Illyes, Pierre Far and tons behind the scenes that most of us do not see. It is a learning process and will take time but overall, they aren't doing a bad job. … [Read more...] about Matt Cutts Not Returning To Google In 2014: Will He Return In 2015?
"I've had a wonderful nine years with Third Door Media and am really proud of what we've accomplished," said McGee, adding, "With Search Engine Land's position as the news site of record for search marketers, I'm confident that the incredibly talented team will continue covering the marketing industry with their trusted insights and thought leadership." … [Read more...] about Matt McGee Is Also Leaving Search Engine Land
Matt: He wouldn’t go that far to say there are penalties that would be applied. He saw a stat that only 4% of sites are optimized for mobile. It’s something you can do now. Google can crawl as both a desktop robot as well as Google mobile. Thus a WordPress site (like Danny’s search engine land) that has mobile optimized themes can be seen across devices. … [Read more...] about Matt Cutts on What’s Needed for SEO Success in 2013 and Beyond – Live Blogging