Talk:Matt Cutts

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Photo Needed[edit]

We need a photo for this article, preferably public domain. I am adding a CC-BY that was on Flickr, but see if somebody wants to replace it, go right ahead. Jehochman (Talk/Contrib) 17:32, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, I think I will replace it. Jehochman Talk 20:49, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Matt Cutts Facts External Link[edit]

I think this link in non-encyclopedic, as it does not convey any useful information, other than the fact that a joke site exists about Matt. I am deleting, and adding in the edit notes that in order for the site to be added, to discuss it here first. Puchscooter 14:19, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Notability[edit]

Cutts gets quoted in two New York Times articles.[1] [2] Times' search engine also pulled up an abstract of another article, but I was unable to see the whole article which supposedly includes Cutts.[3]

See this Wall Street Journal article.[4] Further searching the Wall Street Journal[5], Cutts is also apparently mentioned in 4 other articles but I did not pay for them.[6] [7] [8] [9] --A. B. (talk) 13:26, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Matt Cutts is responsible for the porn filter at google, appears on several patents. [10] --Webprofessor 19:34, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Notability revisited[edit]

The article clearly violates General notability guideline: —— "Significant coverage" means that sources address the subject directly in detail, so no original research is needed to extract the content. Significant coverage is more than a trivial mention but it need not be the main topic of the source material. " —— Being quoted in an article, even if it's New York Times or Wall Street Journal is "a trivial mention". That's NOT "significant coverage" as defined by Wikipedia. We don't see WSJ or New York Times publishing articles specifically about the life of a distinguished scientist Matt Cutts. Maybe then we would have reliable information about his date of birth.

It doesn't seem that Matt Cutts satisfies any of the criteria listed here, either. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability_%28academics%29 Being a part of a webspam team at Google doesn't cut it.

To sum it up. Matt Cutts is one of 2000+ PhDs working for Google. Are we going to create Wikipedia articles about each one of them? Codecore (talk) 17:45, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Book References[edit]

I added a reference to a chapter in The Google Story mentioning him.

--Migs 11:50, 8 January 2007 (UTC)


American[edit]

Is Cutts an American? If he went to the University of Kentucky and worked with the NSA for a while, then I'm guessing he is. If we actually know, it should be mentioned. --Gwern (contribs) 03:21 10 January 2007 (GMT)

Photo caption[edit]

Which person in the photo is Cutts? Presumably the one in clearer focus? The caption should be labeled appropriately: (Matt Cutts (left), or something like that. --ZimZalaBim (talk) 00:46, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Yes, on the left. I edited the caption. --Miguel 03:46, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

I've got a few photos of Matt Cutts that are more clear and have only him on them that I took myself. What would I have to do to put them in the Public Domain and make them available for this entry? --Killroy 15:34, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Just upload them and choose the appropriate copyright status. Be sure to mention in the comments that you took the picture yourself and are releasing it to the public domain. Feel free to replace the one here if you have better. Jehochman (Talk/Contrib) 07:31, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Matt Cutts Blog Hacked[edit]

Have you guys seen this? I wish I could alert him, but since his blog has been hacked I can't retrieve his contact info. I have captured the HACKED notice they put up, here is a copy... http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/1078/mattcuttshackedmz1.jpg ...--65.95.92.243 10:47, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Er ... looking at the date on my own signature here, obviously this is a joke. Now my face is red. Hey, what the heck, it's what April Fool's is all about. I got totally reeled in. I wonder if this practice of Matt's is appropriate to mention in this article?--65.95.92.243 12:01, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Reference #2[edit]

the reference #2 to the blog post "bouncing" says it clarifies the PhD, however in reading it it doesn't seem to make any mention of it. Should this be removed? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.184.30.42 (talk) 17:18, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Original research[edit]

I have found some statements that was not attributed by what was actually in the cited reference. I've rephrased some and removed some.

One such example is an article credited as written by Rand Fiskins of SEOMOZ.org as posted by Danny Sullivan on Searchengine watch reports "Matt then added that today, GoogleGuy might be one of many different people from Google commenting in public areas." but an editor posted here as "Cutts allegedly admitted to using the identity GoogleGuy in posts to web related boards" The translation into the latter statement is an original research and as shown in the source, it is open to interpretation. I have not gone through all the sources with a fine toothed comb yet, but added the tag as the article may contain further original research. Cantaloupe2 (talk) 09:25, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

Unclear use of English[edit]

What does this mean? "...on the news that Google had violated its own flaps..." ???? 81.132.234.193 (talk) 11:07, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Lead paragraph[edit]

This article stated for quite a while that Cutts is the leader of "webspam", so i changed it to something more neutral. Now that it is on my watchlist, it seems that someone has changed it from 'search quality team member' to "volunteer". from the above paragraph that Cutts himself (lol) could be a prankster. I'm just throwing this out there, and unwatchlisting it, in case anyone wants to fix it. :) Optimom (talk) 16:27, 4 July 2013 (UTC)