(Also marking this one as a Google post so people don’t wonder where I went.)
Technically my vacation started a few days ago (I’ve already been in Kentucky for a while catching up with family), but I wanted to let folks know that I’ll be posting less for a few weeks. Last year I didn’t blog at all for a month; this time I intend to blog 2-3 times if something sounds like fun to discuss.
If you want a Matt fix, there’s a few choices:
– While I was in London a few months ago, I sat down at the London Googleplex (Londonplex?) for an interview with Mark Buckingham for .net Magazine. The issue just came out, and there’s a lot of Google goodness in there:
There’s an interview with Chris DiBona, he of the Summer of Code and other open-source goodness. And Thai Tran about Google Maps. And Vanessa Fox about Webmaster Central. Plus I’ve read the interview/article about SEO, and I think it’s quite good:
It’s a very solid 5-6 page introduction to SEO. I believe the magazine is sold in the U.S. as Practical Web Design.
– You might have missed this one, but I did an SEO interview with Zac, a Chinese SEO/search blogger. The most fun part of this was that I did this interview jointly with Jianfei Zhu, a member of my team and a top engineer on Chinese webspam. By the way, Jianfei will be speaking at SES China later in May.
– I’ll be attending SMX in Seattle on June 4-5th, including a “You&A” session that is nothing but questions and answers:
What’s a You&A? That’s where you, the audience, put your questions directly to the head of Google’s web spam team, Matt Cutts. As an engineer in search quality, Matt’s been dealing with webmaster issues for Google since 2000 and is well known to many advanced search marketers from his blog and public speaking.
I may be a little out-of-touch after not reading feeds for a few weeks, but I’ll try to answer the questions as best I can. I think the conference will be fun (I’ve never been to Seattle! Bad Matt!), but if you can’t make it, I’m sure it’ll get live-blogged.
That’s all I can think of for now, but if something else comes to me, I’ll add it here.
Update: One more Matt fix if you care. I’m getting on a plane, so I haven’t read the article yet.