Glad you've seen the light!
LOL. That is/was my whole point in asking. How can there be a hubbub when nothing changed? Boggles the mind (great game Boggle. Bought it last week, and can't stop playing it).
Google have made Matt Cutts into their official spokesman and they need to choose what he says and how he says it with care.
And the Death Knell tolls. First, I don't agree Google created this (more below), and nor do I beleive any greater responsibility exists.
If you read any analysis of Shakespeare, the most analysed non-relisious text in history, you will see how such a statement is practically impossible. Being clear is pretty much impossible.
Besides, blogs are suppossed
to be rough around the edges. Otherwise, they become either Journalist pieces or (Shudder, double shudder, triple shudder) press releases. When was the last time you read a press release and thought "Wow, that was helpful"?
If you want well considered, well thought out posts in which teh author took great care not to say anything controversial, go read press releases which are checked and triple checked by lawyers, editors, extra lawyers, the founders and likely a few more people, or the main stream media. If you want something of substance
, you'll just have to accept the odd lack of clarity.
Me, I am not going to demand anything more of Mr Cutts than any other blogger. I am certainly not going to demand more when it leads, ultimately, to far less.
In my view they should seriously think about having more Cuttlet
Huh? Are you serious
? I don't mean to sound insulting, but if you didn't know that (link drop warning) Google has all these blogs
, and you are in the industry, what more can Google do?
Google didn't make Matt what he is, the SEO community did that all by their lonesome. Danny's excellent post 8 Googler Alternatives To Superstar Matt Cutts
gave ample examples of people in Google who have roles, if not on par with Matt's (and they probably are), then certainly worthy of a greater percentage of the attention. Despite this, the market continues to demand that Matt is the be all and end all, and virtually ignores posts by almost everyone else.
Short of Matt quitting (and lets be frank, it can't far off, because I doubt he needs nor wants this much attention when his share options can now all be cashed in), what more can they do? Matt could always turn his blog off, and force eveyone to go read the other Bloggers, but who thinks that is a good idea?
I vote 1, leave Matt Cutts be, and stop expecting journalistic standard blog posts from someone who never claimed to be one.