Last week, I went down to Washington, D.C., to interview one of the best known Google figures in the SEO space: Matt Cutts. He was the head of web spam at Google and was one of the first employees to join the company in 2000. Cutts took leave in 2014 and officially left Google in 2016 .  He is now a director of the United States Digital Service a division similar to a US government startup that works to improve government websites.
In our interview, we talk about his days at Google, about him writing the first SafeSearch algorithm for image search, about being part of the advertising team for a year, worrying about the decline of the single ad server and the way Google’s efforts have developed around quality search, web spam and SEO communication. We then explained how the research community could assist the US government in the USD and how to apply to work at the USD at usds.gov/apply . Note: The first 5 minutes and 45 seconds, I'm going to interview Matt, so don't hesitate to go to the heart of the interview at 5:45 am:
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