29 thoughts on “Matt Cutts’s Advice For Small Business Owners

  1. I need to know this for my site, does Google weigh META descriptions? I believe I heard a few months back that Matt Cutts announced that they do not even look at META Descriptions at all for the rankings, but I could be wrong. Just curious!

  2. I’m installing the Thesis theme for wordpress on my new blog and want to put a border around my content.

    Reputed bloggers Matt Cutts (www.mattcutts.com) and Michael Gray (www.wolf-howl.com) both use the effect I’m interested in on their sites. It’s the black box border around the page and the padding away from the top and bottom that I’m after – exactly like they’ve done it.

    Do I need to manually edit my custom css file or can I get this effect in the Thesis options somehow? Or even with openhooks perhaps? Bit of a newbie question but my tragically non-existent familiarity with Thesis means I can’t copy the effect without some detailed instructions from a smarter person please!

  3. Do we know how Yahoo! and Bing are treating the meta keywords tag? Is it safe to omit it entirely finally? After all…content is king. Not keyword stuffing.

    FYI – I already know about the Google comments with Matt Cutts at Google and how Google doesn’t factor this into web rank. I’m mainly concerned about how Yahoo! and Bing specifically treat this.

  4. It seems that these “quality guidelines” are applicable only for websites that Matt Cutts (generically called Google Search Quality Team) don’t like. One of these quality guidelines, expressly prohibits, placing AdSense’s Ads in an IFRAME. I quote from Google AdSense Program Policies: “AdSense code may not be altered, nor may the standard behavior, targeting or delivery of ads be manipulated in any way that is not explicitly permitted by Google. This includes but is not limited to the following: clicking Google ads may not result in a new browser window being launched, nor may Google ads be placed in an IFRAME.” There is a website who Matt like very much (www metacafe com) who violates this thing. You can check this, viewing homepage source lines 481, 694, 731. So these quality guidelines are to be respected only for some websites, while others (Matt’s websites) may violate them.

  5. Im composing a tattoo
    consisting of random common
    information(dates and such), famous quotes
    and mathematical formulas.
    can i get some help? any valid information or links to valid information would be great

  6. Do we know how Yahoo! and Bing are treating the meta keywords tag? Is it safe to omit it entirely finally? After all…content is king. Not keyword stuffing.

    FYI – I already know about the Google comments with Matt Cutts at Google and how Google doesn’t factor this into web rank. I’m mainly concerned about how Yahoo! and Bing specifically treat this.

  7. ok so in my DREAM, it was a movie and sometimes i would watch it like a movie and sometimes i would be me In the movie. But the things were actually happening too!
    Ok so there was this killer dressed all in black with a hood and red eyes. And they had to kill certain people. Well i was in Morrisons and Mat Le Blanc (Joey from Friends) was buying gerkins and suddenly his legs fell off and i did nothing to stop it! He died…=(
    Then it started going after my family! I saved my mum because i pushed it into the swimming pool and stabbed it! Yippee…
    But then it came after me and it turned out to be my best friend *Tina*! She was trying to stab me and all i had was a shield made out of a bin lid! She kept almost getting me and i couldnt fight back. The she cornered me in the kitchen up againsty the fridge and she was holding this HUGE saw which cutts thing’s in half. Then i screamed and all my friends and family rushed
    in and talked for a bit and then i saw her grinning evily at me brandishing the saw so i screamed!
    then it switched to movie view and i just saw me in a state of shock up against the fridge. then the camera moves slightly to see the saw had just missed me by like 1cm and had cut the cupboard door it half! Then Tina was like ogh the movies over and we made best friends again!?

    WTF Does That Mean LOL!?

  8. ok so in my DREAM, it was a movie and sometimes i would watch it like a movie and sometimes i would be me In the movie. But the things were actually happening too!
    Ok so there was this killer dressed all in black with a hood and red eyes. And they had to kill certain people. Well i was in Morrisons and Mat Le Blanc (Joey from Friends) was buying gerkins and suddenly his legs fell off and i did nothing to stop it! He died…=(
    Then it started going after my family! I saved my mum because i pushed it into the swimming pool and stabbed it! Yippee…
    But then it came after me and it turned out to be my best friend *Tina*! She was trying to stab me and all i had was a shield made out of a bin lid! She kept almost getting me and i couldnt fight back. The she cornered me in the kitchen up againsty the fridge and she was holding this HUGE saw which cutts thing’s in half. Then i screamed and all my friends and family rushed
    in and talked for a bit and then i saw her grinning evily at me brandishing the saw so i screamed!
    then it switched to movie view and i just saw me in a state of shock up against the fridge. then the camera moves slightly to see the saw had just missed me by like 1cm and had cut the cupboard door it half! Then Tina was like ogh the movies over and we made best friends again!?

    WTF Does That Mean LOL!?

  9. It seems that these “quality guidelines” are applicable only for websites that Matt Cutts (generically called Google Search Quality Team) don’t like. One of these quality guidelines, expressly prohibits, placing AdSense’s Ads in an IFRAME. I quote from Google AdSense Program Policies: “AdSense code may not be altered, nor may the standard behavior, targeting or delivery of ads be manipulated in any way that is not explicitly permitted by Google. This includes but is not limited to the following: clicking Google ads may not result in a new browser window being launched, nor may Google ads be placed in an IFRAME.” There is a website who Matt like very much (www metacafe com) who violates this thing. You can check this, viewing homepage source lines 481, 694, 731. So these quality guidelines are to be respected only for some websites, while others (Matt’s websites) may violate them.

  10. Do we know how Yahoo! and Bing are treating the meta keywords tag? Is it safe to omit it entirely finally? After all…content is king. Not keyword stuffing.

    FYI – I already know about the Google comments with Matt Cutts at Google and how Google doesn’t factor this into web rank. I’m mainly concerned about how Yahoo! and Bing specifically treat this.

  11. Why is it that everyone says they answer more than they ask but we never run out of questions to answer?

  12. Matt Cutts (of google) video’s seem to be the clearest and sharpest I’ve ever seen on the web. I’m trying to achieve the same results and format for the lowest price. What model camera does he use? What microphone does he use? What is his set up. See some of his videos and see what im talking about.

    Sample of his videos
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....ure=relmfu

  13. Hi Guys,

    Trying to put a “CLICKABLE hypertext-link in an “Answer”… But when I “Submit” the answer the “TEXT” I have input shows up EXACTLY as I input it and does NOT become a “LINK”

    Trying to put a link to:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNHR6IQJGZs and have tried all these…

    How Search Works; by Matt Cutts!

    How Search Works; by Matt Cutts!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNHR6IQJGZs

    But they just show up exactly as input. ***All on ONE LINE – the only reason I put in the return is so ALL THE CODE SHOWS UP HERE***

    I tried finding the answer on here and found;

    http://answers.yahoo.com/quest.....422AAiwt3l

    But as far as I can see, there is nothing I;m doing WRONG. ALL 3 Links should resolve, but NONE are working.

    Hope someone out there can see what’s going on?

    Can you HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP???

    Cheers.

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    .
    Here’s the “Question” I was atempting to answer…
    http://answers.yahoo.com/quest.....248AAIlbgw

    So you can see the way the “Forum” is displaying the “LINK”.

    .
    Hi Rowlfe,

    Thank-you for responding…. But actually I HAVE READ the guidelines.

    In FACT below is a LIST of all of the pages I have read; And since I did NOT see anything about “LINKS” & “LINKING” I went back through my browser history and re-visited these pages, and read them more carefully… AND NOPE, no mension of “LINKS” & “LINKING”

    If I had read that, I wouldn’t habe NEEDED TO POST THE QUESTION in the first place.

    So If you would be so kind as to point me to the page where it EXPLAINS about the fact that you CAN’T PUT A LINK IN A POST while you are a “Level 1” user.

    And since I am “Obviously” a new user, and this is my “FIRST” question, I found your REPLY rather sharp and rather obtuse.

    Not the BEST IMPRESSION to give a “FIRST TIME” question asker.

    Robert.

    PS
    Here’s the pages Iv’e read;
    http://answers.yahoo.com/info/.....UAwaVVy7hR.;_ylv=3

    ht
    I’ll Try this again..

    http://answers.yahoo.com/info/.....UAwaVVy7hR.;_ylv=3
    http://answers.yahoo.com/info/product_tour
    http://answers.yahoo.com/info/.....KIX;_ylv=3
    http://answers.yahoo.com/info/.....KIX;_ylv=3
    http://info.yahoo.com/guidelines/us/

    .

  14. I am looking for help with back links. I am trying to find out whether it is better to always link to the front page (i.e domain) or to interior pages for specific keywords.

    Which one provides the best return on investment (both time and money) for backlinks?

    I know that Matt Cutts recommends link building to the main page only, but what about keywords that are directly related to a specific page?
    __________________

  15. It seems that these “quality guidelines” are applicable only for websites that Matt Cutts (generically called Google Search Quality Team) don’t like. One of these quality guidelines, expressly prohibits, placing AdSense’s Ads in an IFRAME. I quote from Google AdSense Program Policies: “AdSense code may not be altered, nor may the standard behavior, targeting or delivery of ads be manipulated in any way that is not explicitly permitted by Google. This includes but is not limited to the following: clicking Google ads may not result in a new browser window being launched, nor may Google ads be placed in an IFRAME.” There is a website who Matt like very much (www metacafe com) who violates this thing. You can check this, viewing homepage source lines 481, 694, 731. So these quality guidelines are to be respected only for some websites, while others (Matt’s websites) may violate them.

  16. Matt Cutts (of google) video’s seem to be the clearest and sharpest I’ve ever seen on the web. I’m trying to achieve the same results and format for the lowest price. What model camera does he use? What microphone does he use? What is his set up. See some of his videos and see what im talking about.

    Sample of his videos
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....ure=relmfu

  17. Seeing how Matt Cutts (Senior Engineer) Previously worked for NSA (National Security Agency), I am curious if Google shares its info with the Government. I mean they already do it in China, so can’t they do it here?

  18. Seeing how Matt Cutts (Senior Engineer) Previously worked for NSA (National Security Agency), I am curious if Google shares its info with the Government. I mean they already do it in China, so can’t they do it here?

  19. Seeing how Matt Cutts (Senior Engineer) Previously worked for NSA (National Security Agency), I am curious if Google shares its info with the Government. I mean they already do it in China, so can’t they do it here?

  20. It seems that these “quality guidelines” are applicable only for websites that Matt Cutts (generically called Google Search Quality Team) don’t like. One of these quality guidelines, expressly prohibits, placing AdSense’s Ads in an IFRAME. I quote from Google AdSense Program Policies: “AdSense code may not be altered, nor may the standard behavior, targeting or delivery of ads be manipulated in any way that is not explicitly permitted by Google. This includes but is not limited to the following: clicking Google ads may not result in a new browser window being launched, nor may Google ads be placed in an IFRAME.” There is a website who Matt like very much (www metacafe com) who violates this thing. You can check this, viewing homepage source lines 481, 694, 731. So these quality guidelines are to be respected only for some websites, while others (Matt’s websites) may violate them.

  21. ok so in my DREAM, it was a movie and sometimes i would watch it like a movie and sometimes i would be me In the movie. But the things were actually happening too!
    Ok so there was this killer dressed all in black with a hood and red eyes. And they had to kill certain people. Well i was in Morrisons and Mat Le Blanc (Joey from Friends) was buying gerkins and suddenly his legs fell off and i did nothing to stop it! He died…=(
    Then it started going after my family! I saved my mum because i pushed it into the swimming pool and stabbed it! Yippee…
    But then it came after me and it turned out to be my best friend *Tina*! She was trying to stab me and all i had was a shield made out of a bin lid! She kept almost getting me and i couldnt fight back. The she cornered me in the kitchen up againsty the fridge and she was holding this HUGE saw which cutts thing’s in half. Then i screamed and all my friends and family rushed
    in and talked for a bit and then i saw her grinning evily at me brandishing the saw so i screamed!
    then it switched to movie view and i just saw me in a state of shock up against the fridge. then the camera moves slightly to see the saw had just missed me by like 1cm and had cut the cupboard door it half! Then Tina was like ogh the movies over and we made best friends again!?

    WTF Does That Mean LOL!?

  22. Do we know how Yahoo! and Bing are treating the meta keywords tag? Is it safe to omit it entirely finally? After all…content is king. Not keyword stuffing.

    FYI – I already know about the Google comments with Matt Cutts at Google and how Google doesn’t factor this into web rank. I’m mainly concerned about how Yahoo! and Bing specifically treat this.

  23. It seems that these “quality guidelines” are applicable only for websites that Matt Cutts (generically called Google Search Quality Team) don’t like. One of these quality guidelines, expressly prohibits, placing AdSense’s Ads in an IFRAME. I quote from Google AdSense Program Policies: “AdSense code may not be altered, nor may the standard behavior, targeting or delivery of ads be manipulated in any way that is not explicitly permitted by Google. This includes but is not limited to the following: clicking Google ads may not result in a new browser window being launched, nor may Google ads be placed in an IFRAME.” There is a website who Matt like very much (www metacafe com) who violates this thing. You can check this, viewing homepage source lines 481, 694, 731. So these quality guidelines are to be respected only for some websites, while others (Matt’s websites) may violate them.

  24. A friend in California is wanting to get a vanity plate.

    5 or 6 years ago, I found an online search engine to help another friend design her California vanity plate, but I can’t find that search now. Can you give me the URL for this “vanity plate” search engine? Thanks!

  25. All the time I’m searching around for game guides and I always find one. And later I thought I should make a guide for this game. How do I do it? Like what website do I go to? How do I get my guide on the internet? Please list any additional tips that you think of. Thank you.

  26. Seeing how Matt Cutts (Senior Engineer) Previously worked for NSA (National Security Agency), I am curious if Google shares its info with the Government. I mean they already do it in China, so can’t they do it here?

  27. ok so in my DREAM, it was a movie and sometimes i would watch it like a movie and sometimes i would be me In the movie. But the things were actually happening too!
    Ok so there was this killer dressed all in black with a hood and red eyes. And they had to kill certain people. Well i was in Morrisons and Mat Le Blanc (Joey from Friends) was buying gerkins and suddenly his legs fell off and i did nothing to stop it! He died…=(
    Then it started going after my family! I saved my mum because i pushed it into the swimming pool and stabbed it! Yippee…
    But then it came after me and it turned out to be my best friend *Tina*! She was trying to stab me and all i had was a shield made out of a bin lid! She kept almost getting me and i couldnt fight back. The she cornered me in the kitchen up againsty the fridge and she was holding this HUGE saw which cutts thing’s in half. Then i screamed and all my friends and family rushed
    in and talked for a bit and then i saw her grinning evily at me brandishing the saw so i screamed!
    then it switched to movie view and i just saw me in a state of shock up against the fridge. then the camera moves slightly to see the saw had just missed me by like 1cm and had cut the cupboard door it half! Then Tina was like ogh the movies over and we made best friends again!?

    WTF Does That Mean LOL!?

  28. Matt Cutts (of google) video’s seem to be the clearest and sharpest I’ve ever seen on the web. I’m trying to achieve the same results and format for the lowest price. What model camera does he use? What microphone does he use? What is his set up. See some of his videos and see what im talking about.

    Sample of his videos
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....ure=relmfu

  29. I’m installing the Thesis theme for wordpress on my new blog and want to put a border around my content.

    Reputed bloggers Matt Cutts (www.mattcutts.com) and Michael Gray (www.wolf-howl.com) both use the effect I’m interested in on their sites. It’s the black box border around the page and the padding away from the top and bottom that I’m after – exactly like they’ve done it.

    Do I need to manually edit my custom css file or can I get this effect in the Thesis options somehow? Or even with openhooks perhaps? Bit of a newbie question but my tragically non-existent familiarity with Thesis means I can’t copy the effect without some detailed instructions from a smarter person please!

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