Matt Cutts

Matthew "Matt" Cutts leads the Webspam team at Google, and works with the search quality team on search engine optimization issues.
Posts about Matt Cutts
  • Does Social Media Affect SEO? Matt Cutts Answers

    … Webmaster Help video (embedded below) by Matt Cutts. Even though Matt is currently on an extended hiatus from his job as head of Google’s web spam team, I believe what he had to say in this video remains the case today. Supporting that, Google’s John Mueller stated categorically in an August 14, 2015, video that Google does not use social signals…

    Mark Traphagen/ Stone Temple Consultingin Social SEO- 38 readers -
  • How To Escape the Google Penalty Box

    … but not the previous links. This is a safe way of capturing the visitors to the original domain and not suffer any link penalties in the future,” says the expert. I just wanted to know your opinion, since this is a crucial decision. Answer: The only “expert” advice I would follow unequivocally is Matt Cutts, Google’s head of Web spam (currently on leave…

    Nicolette Beard/ Raven Blogin SEO Google How To's- 26 readers -
  • Review of Search Predictions 2014 and Search in 2015

    …/Badges as Manipulative Linking Practices”. Then a few days later, on January 20th, Matt Cutt’s said guest blogging as a way to gain links should be stopped. Then, in March, Matt Cutts announced that they had took action on a large guest blog networking. Ann Smarty, owner of MyBlogGuest confirmed that Google applied their penalty to her network. Eric…

    Jo Turnbull/ State of Digitalin SEO- 18 readers -
  • The Undead: Guest Blogging in 2015 and Beyond

    …. The old-school link building mentality of “fast, cheap and scalable” came roaring into guest posting, while the focus was 100 percent on getting a backlink, then moving on to the next viable/easy source. As the emails started flying and the quality got worse and worse, Matt Cutts slammed the door on guest posting for links, though he clarified…

    Joel Klettke/ iAcquirein SEO Blogging- 26 readers -
  • 10 Simple Hacks That Will Increase Your Blog Traffic

    …, but you can use this free heat map tool from SumoMe to find out how readers interact with your pages. 9. Clean Up Your Sidebar One of the fastest ways to make a big impact on your blog is to simply clean up your act. After a bit of time, most blog sidebars start getting pretty congested with ads, links, and other cool widgets. But, those widgets…

    Stacey Roberts/ @ProBloggerin Social SEO Twitter- 17 readers -
  • 10 IFTTT Recipes to Make You a Better Marketer

    … If you’re looking for a new tool to dive into this New Year, social media is a good way to go. The goal of marketers today is earning natural links as opposed to building links for SEO purposes (Matt Cutts would not be happy), and social media is a great way to make it happen. The more you can build your brand through social, the better chance…

    Amanda Disilvestro/ Search Engine Journalin Social SEO- 18 readers -
  • TrustRank Teardown – Is Trust a Useful Metric?

    … research paper. Google engineer Matt Cutts is on record as stating that Google does not use TrustRank and explained that their anti-phishing patent that was coincidentally named Trust Rank has nothing to do with the Seed Set method of calculating TrustRank. It is fair to say that it is highly likely that Google and Bing do not use TrustRank. Some may…

    The SEM Postin SEO- 11 readers -
  • Google’s Disavow Tool: What You Need to Know

    … have jumped the gun. You need to modify the disavow file. But don’t expect the ‘reavowed’ link to kick into action straightaway! It takes considerable time for it to get back into the groove. As Matt Cutts says, it is easier to disavow than ‘reavow’. Did I miss some points or do you have any queries? You can leave them in the comments section and I will try to answer them! Seven Boats Info-System - Digital Marketing Company India …

    Debajyoti Banerjee / Seven Boatsin SEO How To's- 10 readers -
  • Interview with Barry Schwartz @rustybrick

    … are the major misconceptions that you have heard from other authorities/experts and the greater SEO community? Which do you think are most harmful? A. I hear less and less about PageRank, which is good. There are so many misconceptions I see on a daily basis. It would be hard to nail down one or two. People just hear stuff and believe it. It is important…

    Rise to the Topin SEO- 11 readers -