Globe Runner Welcomes Matt Cutts as Director of Search

Note: This was Globe Runner’s 2015 April Fool’s prank.
Contrary to popular belief, Matt Cutts never actually left Google.
You can read more about this on our follow-up post, here.

Bill Hartzer and Matt Cutts
Matt Cutts and Bill Hartzer from Globe Runner

Globe Runner is pleased to welcome our latest employee, Matt Cutts, as Director of Search. Mr. Cutts, a well-known authority in Search and former head of Google’s Web Spam team, will join Globe Runner effective April 1, 2015.

Cutts brings 15 years of experience in search and is a well-known, respected thought leader in search strategy, search quality, and web spam. Mr. Cutts has been very vocal about search during his tenure at Google. As the lead liaison to webmasters and website owners, he has appeared at numerous search industry conferences, including SMX West, and Pubcon. Mr. Cutts has also appeared in numerous Google Webmaster videos.

Before joining Google, Matt Cutts worked on his Ph.D. in computer graphics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has an M.S. from UNC-Chapel Hill, and B.S. degrees in both mathematics and computer science from the University of Kentucky.

Matt Cutts joins Globe Runner in its holistic approach to digital marketing clients across various marketing channels such as search engine optimization, paid search, social media and email marketing. “I’m honored to have joined a very skilled and experienced international team that delivers valuable digital marketing services to its clients. It’s very refreshing to see an agency where the clients are the number one focus,” said Cutts.

Eric McGehearty, CEO of Globe Runner, states, “Matt’s extensive experience not only includes fighting web spam at Google, he understands the various search engine algorithm ranking factors. While we don’t expect Mr. Cutts to help our SEO team game the Google algorithm, he will be heavily involved with training our current SEO staff. Going forward, we will continue to focus on SEO best practices, and Matt will be a big part of this effort. Combined with his search knowledge, Matt has been active on social media channels such as Twitter, which will help him consult on client accounts that have search and social media accounts.”

Mr. Cutts had the following to say about joining Globe Runner: “I have been in the search industry for several years, and, after a lengthy period of time away from Google, the internet, and social media, I felt it was time for a change. While I have enjoyed my time at Google, by joining an industry-leading Search agency, I felt that I can make much more of a difference in the search industry over the long run.”

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